Macaroons are notoriously difficult to bake, but someone who has certainly got it down to a fine art is Daniela Dotan of Daniela’s Deliciously Decadent. Her fancifully flavoured and, frankly, divine macaroons have become sought-after delicacies throughout South Africa and she does a roaring trade in macaroons and other sweet treats at her stores in Durban and Cape Town and via her online shop. Now there is something new for Daniela’s devotees to be excited about: the launch of her Macaroon Baking Kits. The kits contain all the dry ingredients you need, a tub of Daniela’s secret macaroon filling, a piping nozzle, spatula and four sheets of silicon baking paper as well as detailed instructions on how to create perfect macaroons. Best of all, it’s presented in one of Daniela’s signature gift boxes, and can be delivered straight to your home. ‘Although I love to bake and it’s my first passion, a very close second is my love of teaching, of sharing knowledge,’ says Daniela of her decision to create the Macaroon Baking Kit. She has included delightful anecdotes and insights into her years of macaroon-making experience to help customers master the art of the macaroon, including tips on getting to know your oven, the correct tools to use and tricks to get things just right. The full kits costs R350.00 with refills available at R150.00 The initial flavours available are: Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla and Pistachio but Daniela can customise your favourite flavour/colour combination from her range. Kits can be purchased from Daniela’s Durban and Cape Town stores and online at danielas.co.za.