Chocolate Moulding - The Next level

Ref: C2525200

Having previously learnt how to make individual chocolates and confectionary treats by melting and moulding different types of chocolate/candy melts, you will go on to master more technically challenging aspects of this subject. Learn different methods of tempering chocolate, and why it is important. Experiment with methods of colouring chocolate to use in multi-coloured creations. Try adding flavour to chocolate. Make hollow 3D shapes such as Easter eggs or shoes using moulds, and construct 3D items from flat pieces, such as a house or a greetings card. Go on to decorate these items using methods such as freehand "piping" or "flooding" shapes resulting in spectacular centre pieces. Design your own personalised chocolate gifts for any occasion - birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines, Easter, Mother’s day, Father’s day, Halloween, Christmas. Always have a unique hand-made gift for your loved ones.

Additional information about this course

This course is funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority. This course is at Church of England School, King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool TS24 9PB. It is a safe and welcome environment.

Course aim

To expand on the basic principles of chocolate melting and moulding with a view to applying them in making more technically challnging confectionary treats for every occasion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • May not be suitable for those with certain food allergies. Please check with course tutor prior to starting course. Learners need to have done some basic chocolate moulding previously, such as the beginners course or a taster session

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • State what is meant by "tempering" chocolate, and explain why it may be necessary. Demonstrate at least one method of tempering chocolate.
  • Add colour or flavour to chocolate without spoiling its melting/moulding ability, and use it to produce a finished chocolate item.
  • Produce at least four decorations for lager pieces of work by freehand "piping" and at least four by "flooding" shapes.
  • Produce a hollow 3D shape such as an Easter egg or shoe using a mould, and remove it from the mould without breakage. "Finish" the item neatly, removing any excess chocolate without causing damage. Decorate it appropriately.
  • Design and construct a 3D item, such as a house or a greetings card, from flat pieces of chocolate (which could have been either moulded or spread and cut out), and decorate it with your previously "piped" and/or "flooded" decorations to produce a stand-alone centre piece.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please inform tutor if you have any food allergies Bring apron, paper & pen, container to take your creations home All equipment will be provided 1st session bring a 100g bar each of milk and plain chocolate (NO biscuit etc in it) Ingredients required for future weeks to be agreed weekly

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • It would be useful to have some ideas about themes or specific events you would like to work on.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Continue on another advanced chocolate moulding course to improve your skills further Apply your chocolate making skills to other types of treats/gifts such as decorations for cupcakes or larger celebration cakes

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Chocolate Moulding - The Next level

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Conditions

This course is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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