On arrival, we all got to choose (and keep!) a beautiful apron designed by Ashley and tucked into some delicious food whilst socialising with my foodie buddies Etta and Charlie.
Sophie. Andrew and Aika were going to be taking us through our bake off. We made the cookie dough first; raspberry and white chocolate, and oaty granola and raisin.
Aika then showed us how to roll the cookie dough into perfect sausage shapes using clingfilm. The dough is chilled before it's cut into perfect disc shapes and then baked.
To temper chocolate, melt 2/3 of the chocolate using the double boiler method (a bowl over boiling water) which will bring the temperature of the chocolate to around 45 degrees (C). Take the bowl off the heat, add the remaining 1/3 of the chocolate to cool the chocolate down faster, and in a motion of lifting and scraping the bowl, keep repeating until the chocolate cools to around 31 degrees (C). A thermometer is essential and once the right temperature is reached, it can be spread out or poured into molds.
Zen who is crowned for her creative chocolate fan on the cupcake, well done Zen!
And to top the fun and sugar-filled evening, we get to take home a massive box of cake and also a hand mixer! How generous is that?
Thank you so much to Debenhams and Kenwood for putting on such an amazing event.
Photos taken by myself or from Debenhams.