Strawberry Shortcake Bonbon

Intermediate & Advanced

It’s recommended that you have experience working with chocolate before attending this class.

Date: 2nd June
Time: 4pm – 6pm U.K
Price: £29
Livestream Class

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Ready To Make Beautifully Designed Bonbons?

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

This class is more technical and multi-faceted than the Fundamentals or Soft Centres classes. It will open your mind and expand your creativity by teaching you new skills around working with chocolate to create stunning bonbons.

We use Stone Ground chocolate in various applications; shelling moulds, making layers inside the bonbons and capping. White, Milk and Dark Chocolates all have different viscosities and therefore need to be worked with in different ways and understood in their own right.

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 …

Bonbon Design

Each bonbon class covers new design techqniues 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. In this class, we’re doing my favourite ‘crystal’ design which was inspired by my love of crystals and all their unique facets.

Vegan Milk Chocolate 

I have been working diligently on vegan milk chocolates recently and have finally nailed a fantastic recipe that I’ll share with you during this class. But, perhaps more importantly, I’ll explain my process of development in the hopes that this assists you in your own recipe creation and shines a light into my recipe development process.

Strawberry Jam 

This bonbon needed a punch of fresh strawberry and, while the ganache has a beautiful, creamy strawberry element, I felt it lacked a fresh, dense strawberry vibe. This gel really completes it and cleans the palette with each nibble.

Strawberry White Chocolate Ganache 

If you have been a student of mine for a while, you’ll know that I don’t get down with fruit ganaches, but, my students wanted to learn them, so I jumped on board. 🙂 After much trial and error, I found a great recipe that’s reliable, easy and allows the fruit flavour to shine through.

Oat Vanilla Shortcake

This is quickly becoming one of my most favourite new elements to play with in desserts and now in my bonbons. I love this recipe for it’s versatility and banging flavour! It gives this bonbon exactly what it needs; a delicious cakey layer!

Cleaning & Polishing Moulds

This might seem like an obvious point, but caring for your professional moulds is very important. The way you care for them will ensure longevity of the mould and a brilliant, mirror shine on the chocolate.

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.

Kind words from our friends

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Sammy Tranger

Having Amy’s raw chocolate courses on therawchef.com makes me so proud. Our students love learning about raw chocolate from Amy, because she’s so knowledgeable and methodical.

Russell James“The Raw Chef”, London UK

Amy is an inspiring teacher and someone who pushes raw culinary artistry to the edge. Her sophisticated chocolates and elegant desserts were the cornerstone at all SAF restaurants during their opening years.

Chad SarnoChef, Consultant & Speaker

I love Amy’s recipes, she is always creating and sharing so openly with all of us. What’s a plus, she actually uses weight measurements (thanks, Amy)!

Monika WackeFounder Schoccolatta, Switzerland

Amy Levin is a very knowledgeable and enterprising professional chef and culinary artist, whose creativity, organisational skills and teaching abilities are remarkable.

Amy WebsterFounder of Simply Raw, Zurich Switzerland