Handcrafted French Macarons & Innovative Bakes
Jayne Baltazar was studying at San Jose State University when she discovered an opportunity to study abroad in Paris. She decided to throw a bake sale to raise the tuition and travel funds, and thought, "The French macaron is very fitting." Teaching herself through YouTube tutorials and baking blogs, the fundraiser was a smash success. Long after, family and friends kept ordering the macarons, and she eventually licensed and launched a small business.
Jayne is the sole baker, who "macaronages" all of the batters, pipes and pairs the shells, whips buttercreams and ganaches, and fills each sandwich. Although her supportive family still does dishes and pitches in at events. A slightly crispy shell and soft, fluffy interior make her macarons memorable, and she takes inspiration from Filipino and Asian flavors.
Joining the Willow Glen Farmers’ Market in 2019, she could sell out more than a thousand macarons each market day. After years of baking in the evenings, she took the leap and left her healthcare day job in 2021, to run her macaron business full time. And she never looked back.
@macarondejayne | San Jose