Chocolate Discovery Day - Workshop 1 - A Beginners Guide

Student making dark chocolate ganache


Confetti Chocolates - Workshop One – A Beginners Guide

Have you ever thought about working with chocolate? Come and join me on this 1-day discovery course where we will, together, cover basic techniques that will provide you with the confidence to create your own bespoke range of chocolate products.

Who should attend: Anyone with an interest in chocolate, either eating or creating bespoke works of art!

What the course covers:

This is an informative, practical hands on course for beginners incorporating the range of products below: -

• tempering theory and practical - pre-crystallisation methods: Seeding with callets and microwave tempering and a review of equipment and machinery
• chocolate truffles: hand rolled and dipped
• moulded chocolates with ganache fillings
• chocolate lollipops - demonstrating the use of transfer sheets
• chocolate decoration

The theory will cover the ideal working and storage environments plus shelf life considerations.

What to wear:

• comfortable working clothes and covered shoes
• you are more than welcome to bring your own full apron, but one will be provided

At the end of the course you will take home all your beautiful hand-crafted creations in a variety of chocolate packaging, for you and your family to enjoy.

Please note: if you have any gastro-intestinal upset prior to attending, you must be clear of symptoms 24 hours prior to the date of your course. If you are unable to attend your booked course for any reason, your course fee will be transferred to another, mutually agreed, date.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The price includes all products, equipment, tea/coffee, lunch and cake, plus chocolate boxes to take your creations home (please notify me of any dietary restrictions)


Margaret Stephenson at Confetti Chocolates

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28 Green Lane
Cherry Tree

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


8 hours (9:00am to 5:00pm)

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Anna - - #34475

Fabulous day! Enjoyed every minute of it, making chocolates all day which are absolutely gorgeous. All my friends love them and can’t wait for me to make some more. Margaret is a fantastic teacher, full day, lots of chocolates to take home with me, lovely lunch. Perfect.

Response from Confetti Chocolates:

Thank you for your kind words; it was a pleasure to have met you and I am so glad that you enjoyed your day here at Confetti Chocolates. I do hope that you now build on your experience and continue to produce some fantastic chocolates. Take care and thank you again.

Selina - - #27590

Great course content, delivered in a friendly, well organised and professional manner. Excellent demonstrations and explanations. The written course content is comprehensive and full of information including key contacts and where to buy supplies and packaging. Margaret is a lovely person, kind, considerate, patient and responsive to her attendees' needs. The Chocolate Discovery day course has been designed to give attendees a solid foundation in chocolate making which will enable them to continue chocolate making with confidence. A great fun day!

Response from Confetti Chocolates:

Thank you Selina for this review. I am so glad that you and your family members enjoyed the day here at Confetti Cakes and Chocolates and I hope that the skills that you now have will enable you to create your own range of chocolates that I am sure will delight you, your family and friends.

Jayne Passey - - #27013

Where do I start, what a fantastic course. Margaret certainly knows her chocolate, she is patient, kind and great fun. I spent the whole day tempering, molding and making a variety of chocolates. Margaret is an excellent teacher, explaining step by step how to make them.
I am so glad I chose this course, at the end of the day I came away with mounds of handmade chocolates which I am very proud of, check out Margaret's facebook page for photos. My son asked when I was making more, when I asked of which type he listed each flavour as his favourite, so in other words all of them.
Thank you Margaret I am sure I have my work cut out regularly making these treats for my friends and especially my son.

Response from Confetti Chocolates:

Thank you Jayne for your kind words, it was a pleasure to have met you and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your chocolate experience here at Confetti Cakes and Chocolates. I will look forward to seeing your future endeavours with chocolate in the near future.

Chloe French - - #24292

My friend and I travelled all the way from Scarborough to do this course and we weren't disappointed. We were welcomed with fruit toast and tea and then we were given an explanation of how the day would run. With only a handful of people undertaking the course at any one time, Margaret could keep an eye on all if us to ensure we were doing everything right. Lunch was delicious and then there was more tea and cake! The chocolates we made were delicious and looked very professional. They tasted better than some shop bought chocolates and my friends and family were surprised that I had made them. We learnt some simple techniques that we can do in our own kitchens in the future and brought away recipes and methods. I would highly recommend this course.

Response from Confetti Chocolates:

Thank you Chloe for your review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your day here at Confetti Cakes and Chocolates, your kind comments are very much appreciated.

Mary - - #23334

My children booked this course for me as a birthday present. What a lovely day. Margaret is so full of information and has created a brilliant, fun, busy (tho. relaxed), experience day. Lovely home made food and lots of cups of tea to keep you going. And the bonus is coming away with beautifully packaged parcels of the fruits of your labour, extending the experience as long as the chocolates last!!!
Thank you Margaret.

Response from Confetti Chocolates:

Thank you so much for the review, it was a pleasure to have met you. I hope you go on to make some more lovely chocolates now you have the basic skills.

Sharon - - #21990

I attended this full day course making delicious chocolates and truffles at Confetti Chocolates today by Margaret Stephenson. Fantastically organised and had a lovely lunch along with tea, scones and cake throughout the whole day. To experience something I always wanted to do was brilliant and seeing the end results were amazing. Would recommend - a must do this! 5 stars!

Nichola - - #21330

From start to finish this course was fantastic. My friends and I have never laughed so much as we melted chocolate, cast moulds, made ganache and finally packaged our endeavours. Margaret was a star through out the day, really gelling with me and my girlfriends (birthday bash/treat for one of us). Would recommend Margaret's course to anyone with an interest in crafting or just for someone to see just how much effort goes into making hand made chocolates - which there is more too it then you would think. Would like to thank Margaret for making our special day out even more special - THANK YOU.

Anne - - #21329

Attended this course because I am a chocoholic! WOW - what a day. Margaret put a lot of effort in making sure that we all had enough information, both written, verbal and hands on for us to get the basics of working with chocolate. We were looked after (me and 2 other ladies) from the very start of the day to the finish, and we all went home with some fantastic tasting and looking chocolates which we were able to display in several types of packaging.
I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone, not only from value for money, but also from the sheer joy that Margaret imbues when working with chocolate. Really looking forward to the development of her next course (which apparently has to be developed yet!)

Deb Wiles - - #21214

Fantastic! Loved every minute of the day. Very informative and lots of hands-on experience. I definitely recommend to any chocolate lovers out there, or anyone else for that matter.

Sharon Rose - - #20974

Would recommend this wonderful chocolate course. From start to finish was fantastic and well prepared for the full day. Making a lovely selection of different delicious chocolates.

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