chocolate tagged posts

The Winelands Chocolate Festival at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

With the festivities of Easter celebrations just over a week ago, and still hiding my remaining chocolate from myself, I received info on the second Winelands Chocolate Festival, which takes place at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 20th and 21st of August 2016.

After yesterday’s visit to the Getaway Show 2016 at Lourensford Estate, I’m super keen to venture out in to the beautiful countryside near Cape Town on a regular basis. And what better way to experience the Winelands than with chocolate and wine?

Here’s further info and booking details, so you too can put this event into your diary (supplied by Wired Communications)…

This year’s festival is beautifully laid out in the spacious Blaauwklippen grounds and building...

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Cake Decorating at Chez Gourmet

I was quite pleased when the weather turned a bit cooler in Cape Town last Friday morning, as this was the day that I had booked for a Cake Decorating Workshop with Chez Gourmet.

This is the second hands on course I have done with Chez Gourmet (the first being Pastry Perfection), and again I was not disappointed.  The Chez Gourmet classes are amazing value for money – Emma is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of knowledge, the fully equipped training kitchen is state of the art and you finish the lessons with a load of edible goodies to show off to your family and friends.

During the lesson we made a batch of cupcakes to decorate and were given a vanilla sponge cake and a chocolate sponge cake to decorate...

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