Sweet Tooth gift bundle

About this gift
A wonderful treat for the one who always reads the dessert menu first. The one who doesn't mind a bit more dessert decadence in their life.

Go on a sweet adventure, where and make truffles in a real chocolate factory, and discover the art of macaron making, with one of Sydney's most acclaimed macaron maestros.
How it works

Once you purchase the gift card, you'll immediately be emailed a giftable certificate.

Your gift recipient can book this bundle's classes at a time that suits her/him, and redeem the gift card in the checkout. Classes are scheduled regularly.

Your gift recipient can also use the gift value to book any of our other 2,400 classes, if they like.

Your gift card will be valid for 3 years.

Your recipient will love this gift, or your money back! (Within 100 days of purchase)
Reviews for Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class

Yolanda • Mar 2018

Well organised workshop Carlos offered expert advice and lots of tips on how to create perfect macarons. Everybody was impressed with their batch, a great class for macaron lovers!

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by Yolanda  Sydney

Rhonda • Apr 2018

A really great class, lots of fun and learnt so much about Macarons.
Carlos was a fabulous teacher very clear instructions and happy to answer questions about the process. Would recommend this class to anyone.

Isabelle McGowan • Apr 2018

It’s always a pleasure to attend a workshop taught by true professionals. Carlos is obviously a competent chef, with a real passion for making macarons. His class was fun and knowledgeable. We also got to put in good practical skills and the end results was perfect!

Meng Du • Jun 2018

Very interesting class! People are very nice and considerate. And macarons taste good!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Meng Du

Malak Hariri • Aug 2018

Over all it was nice to know all the steps and the hard work it take to make a single macaron. But personally I was expecting more I thought that we were going to learn and do every thing ourselves but almost every thing was pre prepared and we ended up just mixing and piping. Also I do not recommend it for kids under 12 years old.

Tonie • Aug 2018

Carlos was a great instructor, he is very experienced in the area of macaron making, he shared a lot tips on what to avoid and what could go wrong with the macaron making process with his past teaching experience. He was able to answer every single questions from the students with lots of detailed explanations. Very impressive indeed! He is also funny and friendly which made the class very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Tonie

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Andrew Phillips • Aug 2018

Great course. Class not too big, and very knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend. Logical, easy to learn approach with precise recipe that is easily reproducible at home with normal kitchen equipment. Lots of vital tips that recipes just don’t include. Made perfect macarons first time - see photo! Not cheap, and maybe including a Teflon baking sheet would be a nice touch, but I plan to recoup my costs by making lots of macarons for home and friends!

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by Andrew Phillips Sydney

William Hendarta • Sep 2018

Carlos Heng was awesome, he knew exactly what he was doing with Macaroons. The recipe and method were easy enough to follow for an average baker (just need practise). I would definitely give it a go again at home.

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by William Hendarta

Fiona Bozic • Oct 2018

I attended the Mak Mak workshop with my 14 year old daughter. We both had a lot of fun, and Carlos was an excellent teacher. Very generous sharing his advice and experience. Would definitely recommend.

Lisa Veale • Oct 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the class and was impressed at the wealth of knowledge our teacher had.
I definetly recommend this class!

Barbara Leung • Jan 2019

Carlos was nice and kept to his material. The venue was ok and they had air conditioning, the materials provided were organized and arranged well. The class was quite expensive and although the macarons were good, no additional attention was given to the kids. The class should note that it is not suitable for children under 10 and to pay $100 per child is very expensive for a bit of a rush 2 hour class. We learnt some little tricks and hope that our macarons are going to turn out. Overall an enjoyable time.

Ailing Huang • Jan 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the teacher/owner was very knowledgeable and passionate about his product. Although, the store/working space was a bit cosy with the amount of people that attended on the day. The 2 hour class also felt rushed as there was a lot to get through (who knew macarons were so technical? :P). But importantly, the finished products that we took home were delicious!

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by Ailing Huang

Felicia Sunito • Apr 2019

I really love eating macaron, so I decided to try and learn how to make them. It was a fun and refreshing class for me - Carlos was such an awesome teacher; he explained the recipe step-by-step so I was able to easily understand instantly. Thanks to Carlos that I ended up making a good batch of macarons and was really glad I joined this class. It was a really good value for money - would love to join another macaron making class next time!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Felicia Sunito

Joud Felemban • Oct 2019

I like Macaroons and i really wanted to learn how to make them.
so i joined this class and it was absolute fun and entertaining.
Even though it wasnt easy as expected but it was good and easy steps to follow with the teacher!
Thanks to everyone.

Katrina Low • Feb 2020

Made choc peanut butter macarons per request. Easy going teacher, happy to answer questions. Created a relaxed environment. Taught clearly and provided useful tips.
Reviews for Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop

Marco Orso • Jun 2018

Very nice experience. Good quality of product and good teacher. Lot of fun!
Thank you for having us!

Karen Schoch • Jul 2018

Had a great time making our own chocolates. Learned a lot, not only about chocolate making, but also about the history of chocolate. The bonus hot chocolate was the best I’ve ever tasted. I hope to do the Ultimate chocolate class too.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Karen Schoch

Varun Mulavineth • Sep 2018

We had an amazing experience. Joseph and Connie were great. We learned how to fill chocolate as well as the history of chocolate. Would definitely recommend this as it makes an excellent gift or team event.

Sarah • Sep 2018

Great afternoon spent making chocolate, perfect for a group of friends or a couple. The instructor was friendly, professional and made every member of the class feel welcome. He was very informative and had a thorough knowledge about the making of chocolate and where the ingredients originate from. It was nice to have a product to take home with you.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Sarah

Himani • Sep 2018

Heaps of fun! Basic but non stressful and super super tasty. Teacher even gave a history of chocolate and the rose hot chocolate was mind blasting.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Himani Sydney

James Greer • Oct 2018

The teacher was very warm and pleasant and we had a lot of fun during the activity. But I feel we should’ve done a lot more for the price we paid. But over all a great experience

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Jingqi Zhang • Nov 2018

Nice teacher, made some chocolate, drank some more chocolate and then ate more chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmallows. So worth the price.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Jingqi Zhang

Marcus Tse • Dec 2018

Very fun class, Joseph and Connie are both very lovely people. Not to mention the chocolate is just simply amazing!

Anita Teyjas • Dec 2018

Joseph made the class fun and informative. The chocolates turned out to be very tasty and full of flavour. Class recommended for anyone looking to learn how to make chocolates!


Beth Pastore • Dec 2018

A wonderful experience. Learned so much and enjoyed the chocolate making and tasting. Would highly recommend this class.

Kate Poulgrain • Dec 2018

Poor location for a work shop as everything looked like it was dirty (rotting flowers in one corner attracting tiny flies, the mould most people used was not clean). Exposed wiring didn’t make the place very nice - or safe looking.
Instructor was too eager to step in and “help” which meant you didn’t get to do a lot yourself. You had no choice in which mould you were using (it was advertised there would be a choice) and no choice in filling.
There was no talk about tempering chocolate (let alone doing it) and the fillings were already made so really the class didn’t make you feel like you come away with any skills to be able to make things at home. Even the final product didn’t look that great (isnt tempered chocolate suppose to have a gloss/gleam to it - this doesn’t).
There was a lot of standing around waiting for other members to have their turn.
Someone turned up late and was given a box of chocolates which was comprised of a collection of all the other participants chocolates AND gets to come back to do the course again. There was no asking if this was alright, it was just presumed. The instructor even made his own batch, why he couldn’t have donated his ones to the late comer was a mystery?
Overall not worth the money and a big waste of time if you are actually attending to learn something. If you want something to do for 2 hrs where you personally don’t do much and walk away with some chocolates maybe this is for you.

Response from the teacher: I am sorry you did not enjoy our class, however please note:

- The factory is in Lilyfield 10 minutes from the CBD. It has stainless-steel benches, tiled floors and white tiled walls, all cleaned, and regularly inspected by the food authority and local council. On the day you attended there was a bunch of basil used for a previous class that was slightly wilted. To my knowledge there were no fruit flies.
- I always help the participants for the first time however, I allow them more freedom the second time.
- We had a class in the morning, where the participants used some of the moulds. The moulds were not dirty but as some of them had been used previously, they had a layer of cocoa butter still in them. The advantage of couverture chocolate is if the moulds have been used the thin layer of cocoa butter that is left on the mould allows the ease of release of the chocolate and the chocolate comes out of the mould easier. This I explained to the class.
- We always allow three ganaches for the participants to use as fillings and everyone has

Scott Middleton • Dec 2018

Very enjoyable class, Joseph and his team made it fun and interesting. I highly recommend this class!

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Scott Middleton

Sunny Seo • Jan 2019

It was a great fun class and Joseph is a sweet chocolatier. The children love him and his class.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Sunny Seo

Penny Neale • Feb 2019

It was a Christmas treat for my 9 year old grandson- we both really enjoyed it.

Alice McCann • Feb 2019

We had a work team building day at the Chocolate workshop and Joseph made it a very fun day.
Venue was easy to find and good street parking available. Our chocolates turned out beautiful and it was a lovely treat to take home to family and friends. Thank you from the Gilbarco team.

Jen Wong • Mar 2019

Joseph conducted the class well. Venue was very small. Class was overbooked. After I booked the class, I was requested to come to an earlier class on the day, which I declined. The class was a very large class with people everywhere. 30+ crowded in a small space. It's communial style cooking.

There's four steps: fill premade melted chocolate in moulds (top of choc), put filling in, close up the choc, remove finished product from mould.

My mould was dirty. It was previously used by another person. It made me feel very unhygenic and made me wonder who touched it with their grubby hands (majority had their gloves off by the last stage, so we were all using our bare hands). There was two queues to fill the mould. Filling was all premade. You huddle around two tables again waiting your turn. I personally did not like this process. I thought we were going to make chocolates from scratch. This class was just putting the chocs together.

You get hot choc and nibblies while waiting for your finished product.

Due to size of class and hygiene, it's not for me.


Reply from the teacher:

Thank you for your feedback although you have played with the truth a little.

- The area is around 60 square meters
- We had 28 participants and three teachers, around 9 people per teacher.
- We had a class in the morning, some of the moulds were used. Each person is provided with a pair of gloves to wear. The mould is only soiled with chocolate. When you are working with chocolate you wear gloves, the only residue on the mould is cocoa butter. The cocoa butter will help the chocolate to release from the mould.
- I did not see any participants without gloves, if I do see them without gloves, I will ask them to put the gloves on. If you were concerned, you should have asked one of the three teachers to ask the glove free participants to put the gloves on.
- The summary of the workshop on the website is well set out, you make chocolate filled truffles in a mould. The process of making chocolate from the cocoa mass to chocolate it will take from 36 hours to 48 hours. We do not have accommodation for people to stay overnight.
- You did not mention how much your partner enjoyed dipping Strawberries, Turkish Delight, and Marshmallow in chocolate and eating it.
- The summary of the workshop is set out as follows.
- A brief history of chocolate.
- Each one will receive a mould to make filled chocolate.
- Three ganaches are provided to choose from.
- We talk about how chocolate is made and open

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Jen Wong Sydney

Sally Macdonald • Mar 2019

Soooo much waiting around doing nothing. 20 people in the class, twice what would’ve worked well I think. Came home with one small box of chocolates, had one tiny cup of hot chocolate, and 4 small strawberries dipped in chocolate. Just felt like we did nothing for more than 3/4 of the time we were there. People left the group to sit and play on their phones Had to get dinner afterwards as we were starving.

Max Danielewicz • Apr 2019

Joseph and Connie are really great hosts. We had lots of fun and eat very tasty chocolate.

Camille Joyce • Apr 2019

This course was very fun. The class was full of a mixture of couples, friends and family (like in my case!). The teacher explained everything very well and I liked that we all had the chance to use the professional chocolate making machines for the experience but they also told us how to make the chocolate at home without all the equipment. The chocolate also ended up being some of the best I have ever had!

Samantha Foster • Apr 2019

Really enjoyable class, very professionally run in a top quality facility. Joseph and Connie are lovely and super-experienced, so they make it look easy as they take you step-by-step through the molding process. It was a big class (26 people), which was fine and gave good opportunity to meet and chat with others. We were each given a mold and made a tray with 3 different fillings - all of which were delicious!

The only reason I haven't given this a 5-star is because I'd have liked to have seen the full process of chocolate-making, whereas this class focuses on molding of filled chocolates. There is another class that shows the full process (which I will sign up for!).

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Samantha Foster

Jess Mitchell • May 2019

The teacher and Connie were very knowledgeable and personable. We did exactly what the description of the class says - so I was prepared and pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. The pace of the class was slower than I would have liked but understandable for the class size and the process. It was so lovely that I have signed up for the ultimate chocolate making workshop.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Jess Mitchell

Billie Le • May 2019

Great class! Was really happy with the end products. Very friendly teachers and was a very informative class.

Hamish Toohey • May 2019

Great teacher, welcoming environment and lots of fun. Will recommend to friends and family. Thanks.

Nadia Manneh • May 2019

Good class, took my niece as a birthday present, she loved it! only thing to change would be to have a smaller class.

Mohammad Shahidullah • Jun 2019

Great class , fun environment and enjoyed the whole process of making chocolates from A to Z highly recommended for anyone who loves chocolates and wants to learnt the history and hands on approach of how to make it this could be something really interesting

Aiden Destefano • Jun 2019

Joseph and Connie were fantastic and so were my truffles at the end! Would definitely recommend - especially if you love chocolate!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Aiden Destefano

Ben Dowswell • Jul 2019

Great, ebjoyable class. Both teachers were very helpful. Had a blast, would happily go again.

Daniel Hill • Jul 2019

Good stories, tasty treats but a little slow on the pacing/too much time spent standing around.

Lyka Nachor • Aug 2019

Our teacher Joseph is very warm and friendly and has a great sense of humor. We molded and filled our own chocolate truffles, drank a hot chocolate and ate strawberry and marshmallow fondue! It was a fun experience.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Lyka Nachor

Samantha Rahal • Aug 2019

From the moment we walked into the workshop, our teacher Joseph was very welcoming and friendly. We booked the chocolate truffle workshop as a team bonding activity. It was great to get out of the office and get deliciously messy! My team and I enjoyed every moment. Joseph incorporated learning into the workshop by sharing some history and facts about chocolate and of course the practical/fun side of creating and EATING the yummy chocolate. GREAT value for money, thank you

Victoria Coster • Aug 2019

Great teacher, lots of fun The kids loved it, was a lovely activity to do together

Natasha Mateus • Sep 2019

Joseph was fantastic! We loved learning about the history of chocolate and it was a really fun atmosphere Thank you!

Natalie Yeo • Oct 2019

Loved Joseph’s enthusiasm and energy. He was a great teacher with a personal touch for all his students.
Was pleasantly surprised not just by the workshop but Joseph also provided history and chocolate snacks to complete the whole experience.

Sarah G • Oct 2019

My daughter loved it, very clean venue and Joseph is very knowledgeable, weall learnt a lot from him. Fun class

Isha Deodhar • Oct 2019

It was a really fun workshop! We got to make a few different flavours and everyone got to take a whole heap of chocolates home for our families. The instructor was really nice and taught us about a lot of interesting chocolate history.

Issey • Oct 2019

A really fun class. Hi he teacher is always trying to both teach you as well as keep a light hearted atmosphere. Great value for money with super delicious chocolates at the end

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Issey

Anna Gooden • Nov 2019

A wonderful Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop! Joseph was great, the chocolates we made were absolutely delicious and I now know more about my favourite food. I will be recommending it to everyone.

Janelle McDowall • Nov 2019

Great day. Informative in both techniques, “tricks of the trade” and the history of chocolate. Joseph made the class fun and interactive. Will be back for the session on how to make chocolate. Thanks Joseph

Beth Russell • Nov 2019

Such a fun night! And I will never forget that amazing hot chocolate either Joseph was awesome and had so much knowledge too

Kerri Franke • Dec 2019

Fun and interesting afternoon with some delicious chocolates to take home. If you love chocolate you will enjoy this.

Janet Eaton • Dec 2019

This was a fun class and the chocolates were very tasty. Overall a great way to spend an afternoon.

Joanna Avraam • Jan 2020

We made ganache-filled chocolates in molds. We learned about the origins of chocolate and the coco bean, and also, the different types of chocolate. We enjoyed a sample of rich hot chocolate and ganache.

Our teacher, Joseph, was engaging and accommodating, particularly for the children in the presence of a large adult group. He explained concepts very clearly and was very helpful. It was obvious that he clearly enjoys what he does. Connie was also wonderful and very personable.

Great care was taken in encouraging proper safe food handling. I would go again, but next time, for the longer course.

Tamara Salhab • Feb 2020

very informative, very friendly, and professional at the same time

overall great class learnt heaps

Sophie Ly • Feb 2020

The facilitator was knowledgeable and engaging, the class was educational yet fun, and would definitely recommend for small groups.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Sophie Ly

Maria German • Feb 2020

Teacher was great. I had so much fun learning how to make chocolates, love the fact that you get to take home the chocolate you made. Great course, highly recommended.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Maria German

Yu-Lin Low • Feb 2020

The venue was easy to find.
The teacher have the look of the "chocolate man" - he's funny and happy to work with chocolate with some seriousness.
I really enjoyed the hot chocolate drink served while waiting for our chocolate to cool and take shape.

Jason Barber • Feb 2020

Joseph was a great teacher! Detailed history which was good for the adults; and so so patient with the kids. Would definitely recommend for any type of event.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Jason Barber

Nick Geddes • Mar 2020

The big class started on a slightly serious note and it seemed a bit overcrowded to begin.

Joseph soon had everyone relaxed and having fun learning how to make filled chocolates or truffles. He and his charming assistant soon had everyone eating out of their hands and managing what had seemed a big group at first.

I would be surprised if there was anyone that didn’t enjoy the class, gain useful information and the ability to make truffles. Highly recommend it.

And the ‘homework’ we took away was delicious as was the hot chocolate served during the class.

Ben Wahl • Mar 2020

Jo and Connie were great teachers, very accomodating and lots of fun.

Would highly recommend.

Latha Ramesh • Mar 2020

Joseph is a fantastic teacher , with good knowledge . Was very patient and answered all our questions.

Venue average , got bit too warm even with air condition.
I will consider doing other classes run by Joseph

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Latha Ramesh

Michelle Cartwright • Jun 2020

Knew about chocolate making and a bit of history. Story telling was good but not polished. A bit stilted but got choices made and they are tasty.

Cathy Vo • Jun 2020

I had an enjoyable experience at the chocolate workshop. Interesting learning about the history of chocolate and getting to bring home a generous box Thanks Chris!

Diana Francis • Jun 2020

Joseph was very knowledgeable and provided us with a history of chocolate. The Belgium chocolate we made was delicious!



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