Over the summer I had several great birthday parties here at HQ. One of my favourites was a Daisy’s Unicorn party.
The kitchen and drinks station was decorated with pastel and gold Unicorn colours. When all the girls arrived the chocolate kitchen door was shut and blind down, so as they walked into the room it was truly magical. The girls all washed their hands and put on aprons; there was giggling and smiles fuelled with excitement. To begin, we melted the chocolate in the microwave with the birthday girl taking part in the stirring followed by her friends. The girls worked in pairs to temper the milk chocolate. They all loved the chocolate test!
They decided to make Unicorn food pizzas by using pink, blue, shimmering white & silver sprinkles. Next up was Marshmallow Stacks, pink and white marshmallow layer with chocolate glue and rich tea biscuits. While their chocolate was setting they enjoyed cleaning their chocolate bowl by scrapping out the remaining chocolate with a spoon, they did this so well there was hardly had any chocolate to wash off! Drinks were enjoyed and the host was delighted to eat some of Miss Witt’s unique chocolates. Each child wrapped up their Unicorn pizza in a clear bag tied with pretty ribbon. They decided to save the chocolate they had made to take with them as they were going to BBQ afterwards, so the chocolate was their dessert! The perfect party bag becomes a dessert!
As I sit and reflect over the summer workshops I can see all the children’s excitable faces, they were giggling and smiling and knew something magical was going to happen.
We had such fun creating chocolate mini pizza & chips. As adults we sometimes lose that innocence of make believe. The children were intrigued to see how chocolate chips could be made until I revealed the giant white chocolate button! This was going to be sliced into chips. Apart from creating magic, it was a great opportunity for us to introduce children to real chocolate. They could really taste the difference and agreed it was nicer to have chocolate which isn’t so sweet. The Mums were safe in the knowledge there was no palm or vegetable oil added to the chocolate. Just pure ingredients. The sea shells and sailboat pebbles went down a storm with the children, they loved how shiny their sea shells were. They all adored the mesmerising technique of cooling chocolate quickly for it to be the correct working temperature.
I am now planning Autumn / Winter workshops for both children and parents (due to popular demand!). We have several exciting workshops ranging from Vegan chocolate truffles to making your own bespoke Advent Calendars. We have children’s Home Education workshops from September and October Half Term Halloween workshops is for all children making pumpkin lollipops. If you would like more details please get in touch!