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Valentine's Day Chocolate Making (Half Day)

Heart-shaped chocolates for Valentine's Day
Chocolate making for Valentine's Day
Handmade chocolates for your loved ones this valentine's day
The process of Chocolate making for Valentine's day

HALF DAY COURSE (9:30am - 12:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Only £65.00 per person

NB: Minimum age 16 years

What could be a more romantic gesture than making your loved one a personalised box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day?!

On this hands-on half day Valentine’s Day chocolates course you’ll discover the secrets of making confectioner-quality filled chocolates (or Bonbons, as their known in the trade).

You’ll be colouring cocoa butter using high quality colours to a design of your own choosing, then melting, tempering, colouring and pouring Belgian chocolate into professional bonbon moulds for an amazing glossy finish. They may very well be pink!

We’ll start with an overview of the ingredients and equipment you'll be using and then the chef will demo each element before gently and patiently guiding you through the process.

You will melt cocoa butter with various colours and use this to paint the inner surface of the mould using your own design.

You'll then learn how to temper dark chocolate in order to give it that characteristic ‘snap’ and shine. Using your tempered chocolate, we’ll take you through each step needed to make thin 'snappy' chocolate shells.

After filling the shells you'll 'cap off' with more chocolate and allow them to harden.

Finally, you'll invert the moulds and thrill at the sight of your beautiful dreamy chocolates tumbling out onto the table.

At the end of the course you’ll get to take home everything you made in a purpose made box with ribbon and a gift label.

Techniques learnt:

  • Understanding of chocolate and cocoa butter
  • Use of professional moulds to make individual bonbons
  • Colouring chocolate and cocoa butter
  • Painting moulds with coloured cocoa butter
  • Tempering chocolate
  • Making filled chocolates (bonbons)
  • How to store your chocolates
  • Presentation ideas

You will make:

  • 28 confectioner-quality filled chocolates for Valentine’s Day