Archive for July, 2009

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Join our facebook group!

Filed in Blog by on 26th July 2009 0 Comments • views: 1140

I love Facebook and Twitter – it gives us all a chance to catch up with each other and make announcements but avoids cluttering in boxes. Join our facebook group here and /or follow us on twitter here. We will be announcing any events /markets / news items on both facebook and twitter.

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Summer’s here

Filed in Blog by on 22nd July 2009 0 Comments • views: 1190

I can’t believe how predictably the disappearance of our heat-wave co-incided with the beginning of the summer holidays.

I have to say I can’t say I’m devastated by this – no one wants our delicious hot chocolate when the sun’s out in full strength – maybe we need to consider selling ice creams next summer? But then this takes us into a whole new dimension!

So – as you can guess we’ve been a little quiet in the aftermath of Easter …. what have we been hatching whilst the sun’s been out?

Well, our summer cupcakes made by the delightful Helen went down a treat. Lime and Coconut! They looked absolutely divine and tasted amazing.

We changed the layout in the shop to allow all of our goodies to be more visible – please let me know what you think of the layout when you have visited the shop!

We watched the final of The Apprentice with interest! I loved the packaging chosen by the winner, Yasmina and am looking for something similar now – obviously containing our fine handmade chocolates instead of those designed by The Apprentice Team.

We have planned our chocolate tasting club – this is being launched towards the end of August. Let me know if you are interested in attending the launch party!

We have now formalised our workshops – details available HERE

For the summer holidays we are offering children’s workshops every Tuesday at 11am – call us on 0151 200 2202 if you would like further details.

We have also booked our place for the Wirral and the Liverpool Food and Drink Festivals.

Our signage is well on its way now and should hopefully be up in the next 4 weeks – free box of chocs for the first person (not employed by us!) to e-mail me and say they’ve seen it in place!

Chocolate Workshop Details

Filed in Event Details by on 22nd July 2009 0 Comments • views: 1443

WORKSHOPS

The Chocolate Cellar offers a range of workshops. The workshops are taught by Award Winning Chocolatier, Bala Croman.

Balas passion for chocolate is totally infectious and all who have attended have come away inspired and enthralled by the art of chocolate making.

Sessions are run at The Chocolate Cellar in Liverpool City Centre and at Claremont Kitchens on the Wirral.

Workshops can be arranged for groups on mutually agreeable dates or for individuals on pre-arranged dates.

Our workshops are popular for corporate events, birthday parties, hen /stag parties and special individual treats.

All items created during the workshop are packaged and taken home by participants.

Call now to book your place on 0151 200 2202 or e-mail bala@thechocolatecellar.co.uk

Dabble 2 hours 20/head

Talk on chocolate and chocolate making

Demonstration on chocolate tempering

Practical session:

making your own chocolate pieces (lollies, discs, decorative pieces)

Creative Half day 35/head

Talk on chocolate and chocolate making

Chocolate Tasting Techniques

Demonstration on chocolate tempering and using moulds

Practical session

tempering chocolate

making your own chocolate pieces (lollies, discs, decorative pieces)

using chocolate moulds

Chocoholic Full day 85/head

Talk on chocolate and chocolate making

Chocolate Tasting Techniques

Demonstration on chocolate tempering and using moulds

Chocolate pairings for truffle making

Practical session

chocolate tasting

tempering chocolate

making your own chocolate pieces (lollies, discs, decorative pieces)

using chocolate moulds

creating truffles

Chocolate Week is here! views: 43

National Chocolate Week is upon us again and we’re so happy to have a full week dedicated to the celebration of chocolate! During one of our tastings this week we were asked what it’s all about – why chocolate week? For us its always been about celebrating chocolate in its beautiful wondrous form and the […]

Heat and the effects on Chocolate views: 209

So … today I should really be in the Chocolate Room making shot glasses for La Finca Elvissa, La Finca Bodega and Tapas Tapas. Its a hot sunny day and as I am not yet in a temperature controlled industrial unit I am stuck! It is too warm to work with chocolate today. I do […]

Another thank you! views: 261

Once again I would like to thank everyone and anyone who has been kind enough to vote / nominate The Chocolate Cellar. I was so happy to have been listed in Good Taste Magazine’s Power List: 100 women in Food and Drink. It was amazing to see my name listed with many good friends in […]

Unicorns, Dinosaurs and Workshops views: 322

So Easter was a little bit manic with making Unicorns and Dinosaurs. We were overwhelmed with the lovely comments we received as feedback to the eggs we made. Thank you so much – we are delighted that we were able to bring so much happiness with our little treats. We have been a bot behind […]