Archive for July, 2009

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Join our facebook group!

Filed in Blog by on 26th July 2009 0 Comments • views: 833

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: 821

 

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: 1122

WORKSHOPS

 

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

Bala’s 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

 

 

 

 

 

In the news! views: 34

We were delighted to be in the news in the Guardian for Small Business Saturday. This Saturday is the 5th Small Business Saturday. We are so excited to be part of this amazing campaign which encourages all to support small businesses close to you. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights […]

Where we will be until now and Christmas… views: 97

As usual we are out and about with our chocolate over the festive period. Here is a list of where to find us: Our chocolates can also be ordered online and picked up from Bidston Village. Treats are also available at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Claremont Farm, Greens of Oxton and Stollies. 5th November – River […]

Chocolate and Flowers … The perfect match? views: 232

    We have had an absolutely crazy week – we started off on Monday with a lovely Chocolate and Wine pairing event with the lovely Sam from Chester Beer and Wine. We love collaborating with Sam and are planning a few more pairings … watch this space!   On Thursday, we went to the […]

Baltic Market views: 296

We were really excited to be part of the farmers market at the Baltic Market yesterday. We registered our interest as soon as we heard that a market was going to be running there – just by the old Cains Brewery. For years we have thought that Liverpool was crying out for a local market […]