This workshop is now fully booked, but if you wish to register an interest contact us by e-mail or phone. Thank you.
Course date: 7 March 2018 10-5pm
Location:Bexleyheath, Kent - South East London borders
Vegan Jelly Sweets
Hard boiled Candy
plus the rest of the content as agreed via e-mail
This course is a great way to start with making your traditional sweets, but it's particularly aimed at those who wish to perfect their sweet making skills, develop their own recipes or even start their own business.
The content of thisTraditional Sweets & Confectionery Course is complete up to you:
Depending on what type of traditional sweets you choose, we'll have time to make about 6-7 types of traditional sweets or confectionery during the day. The flavours are up to you and we will decide on final type of sweets when you book your day. The following list is just a suggestion, if you think of any other sweets that you would like to learn, just let me know.
Traditional hard boiled sweets (rocks, lollipops, hambugs, drops etc)
Salted Caramels or Caramels
Peanut Butter Taffy (and any other flavours)
Double layered or filled chocolate bars
Healthy Energy Balls
Banana foam sweets
This is very much 'hands on' confectionery course, but some elements of the course will include demonstration and sometimes we will be working together on one batch of sweets, that you will share at the end with your friend (if you are booking as a group). This is because some recipes can't be made with smaller amount of ingredients. Saying that, you will end up with a huge amount of sweets to take home, regardless!
What you will learn on the day:
How to make traditional sweets at home (based on the types of sweets, you've choosen)
How to safely boil and work with sugar
What to do when things go wrong and how to rescue most recipes
How to use simple confectionery equipment effectively and what equipment is necessary to use
How to create boiled sweets using different methods
How to flavour your sweets and create your own flavours
How to adjust and create your own recipes for sweets
How best to wrap and store your sweets
Plus specific techniques relevant to your chosen recipes
What's included :
Technique demonstrations and hands on traditonal sweets & confectionery course - all day (typically 10-5pm, but we can be flexible with start time when you book your day)
Follow up support via e-mail
Everything you make during the course, beautifully packed in professional packaging and decorated with ribbons and tags or in a food safe containers (as some traditional sweets need to set overnight)
Light refreshments and lunch
Use of all equipment and an appron
What our students say
'Thank you so much for last Sunday - it was great to learn more about traditional sweets and finally get my fudge recipe right! I've been really strugling before. I had to throw away so many batches of crystalised or burned fudge and I still wasn't any closer to know where I was going wrong.
But taking the time away from my busy family life (with children running around all the time!) and having somebody to show me exactly what to do, was the best way to finally learn how to make a proper fudge. And of course the marshmallows and peanut butter taffy was fantastic too!'
Marion, Wrotham, Kent
'Thank you for helping me to develop my own sweets recipe for my food business. It's been really great to meet you and chat to you!'
Aysha, Faversham, Kent
'I wanted to say thank you for welcoming me and my sister to your kitchen and helping us to perfect our sweet making skills. As you know, we were really beginners, but we've learned so much on the day! Since the course, I've made Raspberry Marshmallows for my son's school fund raising event and it was a great hit! I've also impressed my friends with my lemon sweets at recent dinner party. So, again, thank you very much Magdalena, we had a great time!