The Chocolatier’s Cupcake Class
Our Chocolatier’s Cupcake Class is all about chocolate. It is the ultimate in luxury and indulgence and any chocolate lover’s paradise because everything you make in this class is made from chocolate. As with all our classes, this class is suitable for complete beginners and intermediate level (although beginners may also choose to attend our Cupcakes Basics class).
Class Times and Equipment
This class starts promptly at 10.15am and runs to around 5pm. We supply everything you need (including a vast amount of chocolate!) so you do not need to bring anything with you except a packed lunch.
What you will learn
This class covers working with all types of chocolate including modelling chocolate, chocolate ganache, chocolate transfer sheets, chocolate buttercream and pure liquid chocolate. You will be using some of the finest Belgian chocolate during the class as well as learning to work with more readily accessible chocolate including Green & Blacks, Menier, Lindt, Dairy Milk and Galaxy.
Using Chocolate as a Decorating Medium
Long gone are the days when you will just throw some cocoa powder into the mixing bowl and hope for the best! We will show you:
- How to correctly work with different types of chocolate;
- How to work with modelling chocolate so that you can make chocolate roses, chocolate tea pots, buttons, ribbons and lots more;
- How to use chocolate transfer sheets both for 2D and 3D designs including twists and spirals;
- How to make chocolate ganache and the differences between dark, milk and white chocolate ganache;
- How to colour chocolate so you are not limited to just brown and white but can branch into all sorts of colours such as pink, yellow, green and blue without affecting the flavour of your chocolate;
- How to make smooth and velvety chocolate buttercream;
- How to pipe two toned swirls and roses using chocolate buttercream;
- How to work with liquid chocolate to create fabulous designs for the tops of your cupcakes;
- How to create the Pretty Witty Cakes’ original “patchwork” effect using modelling chocolate.
By the end of the day, you will have covered a vast amount and tried all sorts of chocolate techniques. It goes without saying that taste testing along the way is encouraged!
Our own unique chocolate cupcake recipe.
For this class, we have created a brand new chocolate cupcake recipe. This recipe has some surprising and unexpected ingredients and produces gorgeous, light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes. Although the focus of this class is on decoration using chocolate, we will spend some time demonstrating our recipe to you so you too can understand the secrets to perfect chocolate cupcakes.
Our Chocolatier’s Kitchen
For this class, we have two dedicated chocolate fridges! Yes – that’s right – nothing goes in these fridges except chocolate. As you work on your creations you will have direct access to your own cooling area in the fridge. Everyone also works on a granite surface in our newly extended kitchen area so you have plenty of space to spread lashings of chocolate around!
Testimonials from prior students
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Taking Notes and Photos
As we learn so much in this class, we advise you to bring a pad and a pen if you want to take notes. We also suggest you bring a camera to take photos of your work after the class. If you have any questions at all during the class, you can ask away! Of course, there are also lots of tips on our Facebook discussions page.
We supply lots of tea and coffee throughout the day and you can take breaks whenever you wish. We have a lovely coffee area attached to the kitchen where everyone can relax and chat during lunch.
This class is a day in chocolate paradise and you will find yourself truly amazed with what you are able to create in just one day.
How to book your class
Location: Our Chocolatier’s Cupcakes decorating class is based in Suzi’s kitchen in Crowborough (TN6) on the Kent, East Sussex border.
Price: £165 (includes VAT where applicable).
Time: 10:15am – 5pm
Travel: We can assist with all travel arrangements including advising on trains and flights, pick up from the airport or train station. For those coming by car, we have ample private and enclosed parking at the house.
Before booking, please ensure you read the terms and conditions on this website and also double check the date that you wish to attend as there will be no refunds for cancellations. Class places are non-transferable.
For further details, please email email@example.com or call 07976 32 72 78