michele benvenuto | pastry artist
I'm Michele, a graphic designer by trade & a passionate home baker obsessed with creating artistically beautiful & incredibly delicious French Macarons!
My baking bug started when I was about 8 years old & I received an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. It's crazy to think that I could sit on the carpeted floor of my bedroom & “bake” a cake in this classic contraption. Those tiny molded chocolate delights were always rolling through that conveyor belt under that hot light bulb that actually cooked my batter. Those were the beginning seeds to my love of baking. From that day forward, I baked away.
As a teenager, I spent many days in the kitchen learning from my Nonna, my Italian grandmother, who taught me so much about baking & cooking.
In 2015, I received an education at the CIA, the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, where I studied & baked in the Baking & Pastry program.
Watch the process (in this video below0 of piping the macarons.