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Chocolate Discovery Day - Workshop 1 - A Beginners Guide

Student making dark chocolate ganache

Duration: 1 Day 9.30am - 5.00pm approx.

Price: £120

Book with: Margaret Stephenson
at Confetti Cakes and Chocolates

28 Green Lane
Cherry Tree
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 4SR

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About the Course

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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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)



Want to review this course?

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.

- - #23334

Response from Confetti Cakes and 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.

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!

- - #21990

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.

- - #21330

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!)

- - #21329

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.

- - #21214

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.

- - #20974

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Course Start Dates

Friday 13th September 2019
Friday 18th October 2019
Monday 11th November 2019
Friday 13th December 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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