A Liverpool woman has opened a micro-patisserie after losing her job due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kelly Maguire, owner of Get Yer Macaron in Woolton Village, became unemployed during the pandemic - but saw this as an opportunity to return to the "hospitality world".

The 30-year-old, who was working as a personal assistant, has 10 years experience in hospitality and says she always "knew she would return" one way or another.

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Kelly told 2Chill : "I came up with the idea to completely modernise the French Patisserie/Macaron business with a young, fresh and cool image and really believed I could make it work.

"Low and behold, Get Yer Macaron was born.

"I traded at some local Makers Markets in Manchester to get recognised, traded on social media doing local deliveries and postal orders across the UK and the business just grew and grew."

Kelly, from Woolton, says Get Yer Macaron is not your average one-stop macaron shop.

Steering away from the typical patisserie with 'fancy French' themes, Kelly says she wanted to create something completely different to make her stand out from the rest of the competition.

She added: "I wanted to offer something that was an everyday treat, not something you buy as a gift every month or so that wasn't on the regular.

"I have modernised the traditional French macaron and turned it into the next big treat."

Following her opening day, Kelly has been inundated with positive reviews, with visitors in awe of her "utterly amazing" macarons.

One customer said: "So Kelly, we didn't even have time to take any pictures because we just tucked in and OMG your macaroons are something truly special.

"They were amazing and for a family who are use to Laduree, yours were so much nicer."

While another customer added: "Just wanted to say thanks for the macarons, they're amazing and have gone down a treat.

"Best I've tasted. Whenever I've had them in the past I could never tell what flavour they were and all I could taste was overpowering sweetness. Not with yours though.

"You can taste each flavour and they're not overly sweet."

Having re-branded earlier this year, Kelly hopes her new website will launch in the very near future - and will allows customers to pre-order online.

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