Join Lucie Bennett for this technical chocolate cake class and a seasonal twist. You will make a wonderfully light and silky chestnut crème mousseline, a chocolate syrup, create a delicious milk chocolate ganache and assemble your celebration cake. Then you will learn how to coat the cake in the ganache, with expert tips on how to give a professional finishing look to your cake. You will also be taught how to temper chocolate, so you can make some beautiful, delicate chocolate decorations to crown your masterpiece with.
To allow you time to concentrate on learning the technical elements of this recipe, we will pre-prepare the chocolate sponge for you. Lucie will demonstrate how to make the cake at the start of the class and guide you through the steps of how to re-create this delicious sponge recipe at home.
After starting her career as a Pâtissier in 2004 at Westminster Kingsway College on a two-year pâtissierie scholarship, Lucie moved to London and joined one of the UK’s leading chocolatiers, William and Suzue Curley. It was there that she refined her skills as a Pâtissier and Chocolatier while also gaining her first experience giving workshops. Lucie left London after four and a half years, taking her knowledge all over the UK, as well as to Greece, China and Saudi Arabia. She has many exciting projects such as teaching baking and chocolate classes, recipe developing with Bailey’s, being featured in Country Living magazine, and working as a brand ambassador for Guittard Chocolate in the UK. Currently, she works from her family home creating bespoke celebration cakes, wedding cakes, afternoon teas and pâtisseries. Lucie has an abundance of experience and skill; a day’s teaching from her promises to be full of wisdom, advice, and fun.
Please bring a box with you to take home your beautiful creation and a cool bag with ice packs if you are travelling any distance.
The chocolate sponge will be pre-prepared for you and the recipe included in your recipe pack.