What you'll do
I like to start by finding out what level you are at on a scale between “I love chocolate” to “I’ve gone to culinary school” to “I own my own candy business”. I then tailor the class for what questions you have and what you want to get out of the class. I keep the classes small for hands on learning. We will be using chocolate melts and ingredients that are easy to find just in case you want to continue making candy. First you will learn how to melt chocolate, and second you will get your hands dirty by learning how to work with molds and melted chocolate. Some candies are more detailed, but you will get a look at what’s involved in making cherry cordials and peanut butter cups (unless there is an allergy). If time allows you will learn caramels and peppermints. You can make pops too. Third while chocolate is setting you can try making bark and dipped chocolate covered goodies. There will be plenty of melting chocolate: white, milk, dark, stovetop in double boilers and microwaving. Bring a container with you. Yes, you are going to eat chocolate and yes, you are going to bring chocolate home.
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I took a few classes in high school to learn chocolate making and have been making candy for 35 years. It is a skill I use over and over. I’ve made chocolate as gifts, participated in craft fairs, I had a small business making custom chocolates for local companies. I volunteered to teach chocolate classes for children and adults. I have attended candy conventions and learned new techniques. I can cater a lesson for a specific type of candy including chocolate lollipops, cordials, caramels, filled, peppermints and peanut butter cups. I love teaching others how to create chocolate goodies.
There will be non alcoholic beverages provided. You may bring a beverage of your choice if you prefer.
Everything you need to make chocolate will be available for use during class.
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Chocolate making will be taught in my kitchen. We use the stove, microwave, refrigerator and freezer.
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Up to 4 guests ages 21 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
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Meet at the second floor, not handicap accessible. Parking is available on street. Non smoking residence. Fifteen year old cat is on premises, but will be moved out of guest area.
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