Handmade Truffles (Introductory Course)
Handmade Truffles (In Depth Course)
Tempering Chocolate at Home
Cake Decorating (Introductory Course)
Cake Decorating (In Depth Course)
ChRistmas and Easter Courses
School Holiday Chocolate Making
Please note: Due to Covid -19 our courses have been postponed.
As we make our way out of lockdown restrictions we will keep assessing the situation for courses. At present we aren't able to begin classes again just yet for the safety of our staff and customers.
We will schedule new course dates once we feel that given the space and resources we have it is safe to go ahead and invite customers into our kitchen again - please keep checking back.
At the moment we are only taking bookings for customers rearranging course dates booked for 2020 and gift vouchers issued pre April 2020. We are unable to accept new course bookings yet.
If you have a voucher for a 2020/21 course these will be valid for any rearranged date of your choice - we will work with all our customers to make sure you still get to have a chocolatey experience - even if at a later date than planned! Alternatively if you would rather spend your voucher on chocolates from our shop/online shop you are welcome to do so.
We can't wait to see you all as soon as we can!
Make and decorate your very own box of 24 Chocolates. We will show you how to make ganache, the starting point for truffles, and provide you with a variety of flavours to pipe into chocolate shells. You will also had roll your own truffles before using correctly tempered chocolate to dip your chocolate truffles and decorate them in a variety of styles. Finally you will package your chocolates beautifully in a box to take home - your friends will think a professional has made these amazing chocolates!
Price: £40 per person.
Time: Approximately 2 hours.
Aprons will be provided.
Sat 2nd May 2020 (10am Start) NOW Sat 1st May 2021 CANCELLED
Learn to make a selection of flavours of hand rolled and moulded chocolates and a range of ways to decorate them. We will teach you to make ganache, the starting point for truffles, and once you have your ganache we will use a variety of ingredients to flavour it. We will teach you to correctly temper chocolate and use it to dip your chocolate truffles and decorate them in a 3 different styles. You will experience hand rolling truffles, cutting and dipping square truffles and piping into chocolate shells. Finally you will make a chocolate bowl to put your chocolates in and package them beautifully to take home - your friends will think a professional has made these amazing chocolates!
Saturday 23rd May 2020 (10am start) NOW Sat 22nd May 2021 CANCELLED
Tempering Chocolate at home – a short course to demystify the process of tempering chocolate – especially aimed at the home kitchen. Useful for those who like to bake and create treats at home.
Saturday 18th April 2020 (10am start) NOW Sat 17th April 2021 CANCELLED
On this course you will be able to make and decorate your own chocolate shoe – A fun two hour course to make your own beautiful stiletto shoe to take before packaging it to take home – a great girly activity!
On our introductory cake decorating course you will learn the basics of tempering chocolate at home plus various techniques with chocolate to decorate your home bakes – such as chocolate run outs, chocolate spirals, shards and rolls.
New course date for 2022 to be confirmed
On our in depth cake decorating course we will provide you with one of our delicious signature chocolate cakes all ready to decorate and an experienced chocolatier will teach you special techniques with chocolate to create a show stopping finished chocolate cake. Firstly you will learn how make a delicious chocolate ganache to cover your cake. Then you will be taken through the steps to temper chocolate correctly at home and use it to create chocolate curls, shapes, ruffles and runouts. As well as how to use chocolate transfers to add colour to your cake. As well as our standard cake decorating course we will run one off cake decorating courses themed around the season - for example Autumn leaves, or summer flowers. We hope to offer some different chocolate skills with each different cake.
Saturday 20th June 2020 (10am start) NOW Sat 19th June 2021
SPECIAL COURSE - AUTUMN THEME - make and decorate a cake covered in colourful autumn leaves, chocolate curls and chocolate mushrooms!
New date for 2022 to be confirmed
Cake pops are a real hit at the moment. On this course learn how to mix cake and frosting to create your cake pop and how to correctly temper your chocolate at home and use it to dip and decorate your own gorgeous cake pops. We will let you in on a few of the chocolatey tricks that have made our triple chocolate cake pops so popular. Finally you will make your own cake stand to display your cake pops in.
New course date for 2022 to be confirmed
Christmas and Easter are the perfect times for special chocolates! Join us to make your own seasonal chocolate treats, and gifts.
Aprons will be provided.
Christmas & Easter courses will return in 2022.
On certain dates throughout the school holidays children will be able to make, decorate and package their own lollipop or flavoured chocolate bar (or a variety of other items throughout the year). You will use our professionally tempered chocolate to make it and then decoration is up to you, go wild with a large selection of sprinkles and chocolate to make anything from a smiley face to a yummy mess!
The price is £5.00 per person (suitable for kids and big kids!) All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please note you will need to allow your lollipop or chocolate bar to set for about 15 minutes before packaging it to take home. Please book in to a time slot to avoid disappointment. Aprons provided!
Dates: Holiday chocolate making will return in 2022
Special Dietary Requirements
Due to the large variety of ingredients used in demonstrations and parties at Emily’s we are unable to remove all possible allergens from the area, however we can usually cater for dairy free and gluten free diets with notice. If you have a specific requirement please get in touch with us before booking to talk about how we can help.
Bookings and Cancellations Policy
To check availability, to book or for any further information please call 01777 711007, email or pop into our shop on Churchgate, Retford.
All bookings need to be paid in full to confirm your place on the course. Please note, we need 2 weeks notice for a full refund. With 7 days notice you will receive a 50% refund or you can swap to another available course date. Unfortunately we are unable to give a refund with less than 7 days notice unless we can fill your places.
Courses need a minimum of 4 participants to run. If 2 weeks prior to the course we don't have enough participants we may need to rearrange your booking to another date or alternatively give a full refund.