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Published August 26th 2013
All the chocolate you can eat
If you are a chocolate connoisseur or a budding chocolatier, taking a class in chocolate making is a real treat. Having recently attended a beginner's class at The Sydney Chocolate School, I was in heaven! All the chocolate you can eat during class and a little goody bag to take home afterwards.
The first class covered traditional French hand tempering on marble. Using organic top quality chocolate, the teacher explained why chocolate tempering is important in chocolate making and also shared with us the process of producing chocolate from cocoa beans to the finished product. Fascinating!
The Sydney Chocolate School is part of the Coco Chocolate group and is located in the stunning Mosman area, with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour. Coco Chocolate has a number of stores located throughout Sydney and also in the UK, offering the finest chocolate products as well as chocolate making supplies. Once you get a taste of this fine art, you may wish to book for additional classes, which include:
Caramels & Marshmallows – Create fluffy marshmallows and hard & soft caramels Truffles – Create pink champagne truffles Creams – Assorted filled creams including infused fondants and artwork detail
Artwork One – Make a chocolate jigsaw puzzle, learn to use transfer sheets, texture sheets and print your own artwork transfer Crystalised Flowers – Make crystalised flowers by hand, lollypops with flower detail and jellies
Most classes are half day and cost $150 per person.
Or if chocolate tasting is more up your alley, attend a Connoisseur Evenings in Kirribilli and Mosman, where you will learn about chocolate and test a variety of delicious samples. Cost is $40 for one hour session.
For children, The Sydney Chocolate School also offers school holiday programs and birthday parties. Suitable for kids aged 3-13, the classes and parties run for 1.5 hours and cost $80 per child.
If you are looking to celebrate a friend's birthday in style, why not book in for Coco High Tea. You can relax on the harbourside balcony and enjoy a number of delicious treats. You can choose from a variety of different Teas
Coco Classic High Tea - $40 per person
Coco Classic Sparkling High Tea - $50 per person
Coco Moet Chandon High Tea - $60 per person
Coco Children's High Tea - $28 per person
Coco Cream Tea - $15 per person
If you have a chocoholic amongst your friends, give them the ultimate gift - a chocolate making lesson for their birthday or for Christmas.