To this nice little shop/cafe last night, for a chocolate-making workshop. Two tutors, three students, a vat of glorious milk chocolate, wonderful samples, and over three hours of learning and fun.
First, a demonstration. Tempering, and how to make nice neat chocolates without covering yourself and everything within three feet of you in chocolate.
With high-tech equipment.
And then we had a go. Within moments, we and our surroundings were covered in chocolate.
A bit messy, a bit lumpy, but completely, deliciously edible for all that. The word the cheerful tutors used throughout, when we bemoaned our grottier efforts, was "Handmade!"
There was a much larger hollow piece too, but... er... well, it vanished before it could have its photo taken. Mysterious, I know.