Lindt Chocolate Studio - making decadent cupcakes
Recently I had the pleasure of attending one of Lindt Chocolate Studio classes. The class I attended was the Lindt Chocolate Cupcakes Class.
I was a bit nervous to attend this class as I am no baker. I outsource all the cake making that is required in my household.
We were requested to arrive 15 minutes early to the studio, which is easier said than done as parking at the Waterfront can be a nightmare.
On arrival we were greeted by the delicious aromas chocolate. We were greeted warmly and directed to the studio where we donned our Master Chocolatier uniforms including white chef hats, which really set the tone for the lesson.
Looking around the studio the participants for the lesson were a mix of seasoned bakers and novices such as myself. We were guided step by step through the process of making the cupcakes by our Lindt Master Chocolatier. While our cupcakes baked in the ovens, we were also given a brief lesson on the history of chocolate, Lindt and how chocolate is made. Lindt is committed to excellence and delicious luxurious chocolate, but I was also impressed by the efforts they go to be as sustainable as possible. Find out more by visiting their website : https://www.lindt.co.za/world-of-lindt/experience-lindt/
The history of chocolate and how it is made was very interesting.
It was incredibly difficult not to stick my fingers into the batter, all my will power was used up by the time we iced the cupcakes. The leftover frosting was devoured. I was not the only person acting like a heathen as I saw others doing the same.
I was incredibly impressed with the entire set up of the kitchen and the how the lessons were expertly managed. They have thought about everything.
Price for a Lesson: the cupcake making lesson is R345.00 per a person.
What you receive:
Your own 8 Lindt Chocolate Cupcakes in a Lindt gift box
Lindt Difference presentation & Chocolate tasting
Recipe to recreate these delicious treasures at home
10% discount voucher for the Lindt Chocolate Boutique
The other lessons on offer:
· Lindt Chocolate Truffles
· The ultimate Lindt Chocolate Cake
· Lindt chocolate Macaron making
· Lindt Chocolate Fondant Pudding
After making the cupcakes I wandered around the Chocolate Boutique. The Boutique is a dream come true for those with a sweet tooth. They have Lindt ice cream in various flavours, every flavour of Lindt Chocolate available, giant Easter rabbits, row and rows of chocolates , truffles, macarons and even a design your own chocolate bar!
The Lindt Chocolate Studio is based in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront. This is rather handy as you will need to walk off all the chocolate you just ate. Pay a visit to the Zeitz MOCAA museum, have sundowners at the Radisson red roof top bar or indulge in some retail therapy at the unique boutique shops located in the Silo District.
Where: Lindt Chocolate Studio – Silo. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Silo District, Silo 2 Cape Town.
Tel: 021 831 0360