Make Chocolates That Taste and Look Incredible
This class focusses on all aspects on making bonbons which includes colouring, shelling, filling
and layering and capping. Each class covers a new bonbon and therefore new designs, flavours and elements.
Technical skills that lead to creative expression
We’ll be using naturally coloured cocoa butters and stone ground chocolates in this class to create gorgeous chocolate shells.
Elements covered in this class …
Each bonbon class covers a new design using easy to find tools, like paint brushes and sponges, and naturally coloured cocoa butters. For this class I am using a Chocolate World 2116 mould, which is a larger capacity mould, 13g to be exact. This gives us more decorating space, but also more internal space for layering.
Orange Vodka Caramel Ganache
This caramel ganache came off of a beautiful orange caramel recipe for another bonbon in my range. I wanted to use a vodka and honey produced locally to me in a way that those ingredients would really shine through. This combination has been a home-run with the distillery that produces the vodka and on my market stall with customers. As we don’t cook the alcohol out, the warmth of the vodka comes through without it being too ‘raw’ and intense tasting.
When working with alcohols, the challenge is getting the right texture and set point, as alcohol affects the set point dramatically, but it also offers a natural preservative. This bonbon has a long shelf life of 4 months when cased in a well made shell (meaning, no holes in the cap or shell).
Shelling & Capping
No matter how much experience you have in this, you can always refine your technique and learn something new. My technique for both these applications has changed over the years, and now I cap by applying chocolate to the back of the mould, rather than using an acetate sheet. It’s quick and easy once you know some little tricks and get some experience under your belt.
How Does It Work?
- After you’ve purchased this livestream class, you’ll be sent a confirmation email, which includes a link to register for the class.
- At the time and date of the class you’ll connect via the Zoom software (no extra charge to you).
- You’ll be able to see and hear me. We’ll say hello when you join, so you can confirm you can hear OK.
- While I’m teaching you can type questions for me to answer. I’ll make sure we answer all questions.
- You’ll receive the class book and a recording of the session within 1-2 days of the livestream.
- Note: This is not a follow along workshop, so there’s no need to shop for any ingredients prior to the class. You can just relax, watch at home, ask questions and be armed with your new knowledge to get in the kitchen in your own time and go at your own pace. Of course, you have all recipes and a recording of the class to refer back to whenever you want.