Last Saturday I had the pleasure of hosting my very first Caked Masterclass!
Five eager and excited ladies came down to a gorgeous barn kitchen in Great Bookham ready to learn how to make chocolate truffles and iced biscuits - just in time for Easter. The event was held to raise money for Christians Against Poverty - a great opportunity to support a very worthy charity.
We made simple rolled truffles, starting with a ganache and then later getting stuck in to roll the truffles, coat in cocoa powder and decorate. My students also learned how to pipe biscuit outlines, flood ice their biscuits and play around with colours and techniques to create beautifully decorated biscuits.
Check out my ganache demonstration below...
The results were pretty impressive, especially as no one in the class had ever tried working with royal icing or made chocolate truffles before.
Everyone was amazed at how easy the chocolate truffles were to make - don't they look delicious? We made dark chocolate rose truffles and milk chocolate orange blossom truffles, using dried rose petals, pistachios and edible glitter to decorate.
During the break we hosted an afternoon tea complete with tea and scones, jam and clotted cream.
A huge thank you to Kathryn who was the mastermind behind this event and did a fantastic job of organising everything. Kathryn is raising money for CAP, a charity dedicated to helping people out of poverty through debt counselling, life skills and help with addictions. If you would like to help her, click here for more information.