About

The Brand

A small home bakery based in Colchester, specialising in Italian meringue macarons. Our ganache and French buttercream fillings are made with natural ingredients that are suitable for vegetarians and packed full of flavour. All packaging materials are recyclable including the polypropylene bags and bubble wrap. We make a conscious effort to minimise waste and often upcycle cardboard for postal packages. 

 

A Bit About Me

British born with Chinese Mauritian Heritage, raised in Essex. I dropped out half way through Uni doing Biomedical Science as I didn't feel happy on that career path and wanted to pursue something where I would feel impassioned. I have always loved cooking and making sweet stuff even though I don't have a sweet tooth myself!

In 2019, I graduated with a Diplome de Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu London and shortly after I got my first job as a Bakery Chef in London. After a tough 5 months, coronavirus came a-knocking and my dad had fallen ill with it. His situation took a turn for the worst and our family made the decision that it would be best for me to move back to Colchester.

His journey to recovery and drive to live life to the fullest is what inspired the leap into this new adventure. 

So why macarons? When in Brighton, one of my best friends was buying macarons and asked her brother if he would like any, he replied ''Can't I just get them from Christina?'' (Well now he can!) They've been something I've wanted to master for a long time. So I tried a recipe online and like some kind of fluke, I produced a perfect batch!  And there the idea for this business was born. If I said every batch after that also came out perfect, I would be lying! 

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a pun. Check out and follow our instagram @lalunamacarons where you can witness my display of innuendos and good for nothing hashtags.