Archive | March, 2012

Dacqoise Caramel Sale – April Basic Class*

30 Mar

It’s a lovely Friday afternoon. You must be counting down for the work hour to be finished… So what itinerary do you have this weekend^^?

Okay, I’d like to talk about some of the classes I have in April! This is Caramel Dacquoise from Basic Class. You’ll be learning this along with Mango Mousse in this class.

So what is Dacquoise?

Dacquoise is a meringue based cake rich in almond. The ingredients are quite similar to macarons, but  this is more towards cake and the texture is lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Dacquoise is usually served cold, and is an oval shape.

For my lesson we will make them in lovely heart shapes using piping bags, and sandwich them with bittersweet salty caramel buttercream! This butter cream is not a simple type but we will make creme anglaise (anglaise sauce) and combine them together with caramel sauce and butter. So we have lots to learn! Each of you will bring back 12 pieces of these.

So the theme for this lesson is; meringue, piping technique and butter cream.

Another menu is Mango Mousse (6 cups / each)! I learned this *secret recipe* from the Japanese chef who used to work in 5 star hotel in Tokyo. It’s very easy and deicious!

Here are the class schedules for this class;

DATE:  April 11th (Wed.) 10:30am-2:00pm

                  April 14th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm

FEE:       RM180  (RM135 for members)

To join our class, please contact us by email/sms:  caramelmoko@gmail.com / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko) We are looking forward to hearing from you!!!

March Classes

29 Mar

Hi there! It’s already end of the month! I couldn’t take much photos this month but would like to post some of the photos I took during last weekend classes. Tala~.

March 24th (Sat.): Hinamatsuri Special Class

Japanese Cream Puff

Green Tea Muffins

We used “maccha” green tea powder from Japan!

Sakura Cookies

Using sakura powder from Japan!

Strawberry Milk Tea

March 25th (Sun.): Premier Tiramisu & Swirl Sable Class

Tiramisu

A lot of parts to make – genoise sponge, Italian meringue, fresh cream etc…

But after all your hard work, combining parts are fun!?

Swirl Sable Cookies

This cookie is very simple yet delicious with lots of almond!


March 25th (Sun.): Cupcake Special Class

Vanilla Swirl

One of my students showed us how to make rose using star nozzle.

Mmm… Nice!

Thank you all for sharing your precious time with me @ Caramel Factory!

Spring is here***

24 Mar

It’s Spring in Japan!

Spring associates us with words such as fresh, new, bright and cheerful because it’s the beginning of the year for our school and working system. We also have one of the biggest seasonal events of the year ‘ohanami’ (cherry blossom) during this period!I changed my flower lease from blue to this pink one, a color theme for Spring season!


It’s great to have four seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter… Each season has its own special events and foods… nature and surroundings completely change and people dress differently… Many things are limited to certain period so we look forward for each season to come thinking of our favorite stuffs during that season. I feel that in such way our memory stays more vivid in our minds because we can connect our daily events with stuffs like – what we wore on that day or how cold and warm the day was or what special food we had, 0r how the fragnant of the flowers and trees were, and so forth. In Malaysia where it’s hot all around the year, I realize that I tend to forget what we have done in which month or what year… ^^;

Anyway, I like the season Spring!

I just finished Hinamatsuri Special Class today (Japanese Cream Puff Class). I finally got to take some photos during the class, so would like to talk about it in my next post!

Thank you for visiting my blog^^.

How to become a member?

22 Mar

Our membership card is finally available!

For my existing students, I’d like to pass it to you the next time I see you^^. For my future students, I’d like to explain the details of membership card here.

1. How to become a member?

    Fee: RM50.- *valid for 2 years

OR if you sign up for 2 classes, you will get FREE membership card! I will pass it to you on your 2nd visit.

2. Member Privilege

a. Member will get 25% discount for all the regular classes.

  Basic Class:             RM180 —>  RM135 (save RM45.-)

  Premier Class:      RM195 —>  RM146 (save RM49.-)

  Season Special:    RM220 —> RM165 (Save RM55.-)

b. If you sign up for 6 classes you will get 50% OFF for the next (7th) class.

Beside this membership card, we also have Package Discount, which is even a better offer in case you plan to take classes regularly.

What is Package Discount?

Pay for 6 classes by cash upfront and get 35% OFF (additional 10% OFF from membership discount)! This is valid for 1 year, and it comes with FREE GIFT: 8 macarons (2 flavors)! There are two types of packages.

Package 1)  Basic Class x 6 classes – RM702.- 

(RM117/class, save RM63/class)

Package 2) Basic Class x 3 & Premier Class x 3 classes – RM731.-

(RM117/class for Basic, save RM63 & RM126/class for Premier, save RM69.-)

Hope that membership card system is now clear to you! We are looking forward to see you @ Caramel Factory!

We are on Actually MAG!

21 Mar

Thanks to our friend, Yuni Hadi, we are now on Actually MAG! Here is the link. Please check it out!

March and April Class updates*

19 Mar

I’d like to update the March classes that are still available (as of today), and also some classes added in April schedule^^!

1. MENU: Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart & Caramel Chocolat Sable

DATE: March 31st (Sat.) 3:00pm-7:00pm

FEE: RM195 (RM146 for members)

2. MENU: Earl Grey Tea Cheesecake & Oreo Muffins

DATE: March 30th (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm

FEE: RM180 (RM135 for members)

3. Cupcake Special Cass

MENU: Vanilla Swirl & Red Velvet Cupcakes

DATE: March 25th (Sun.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

FEE: RM195 (RM162 for members)

 

~~~~~Class added in April!~~~~~

1. MENU: Japanese Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Sable

DATE: April 7th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

FEE: RM180 (RM135 for members)

 

2. MENU: Rollcake au Fruits & Madeleine

DATE: April 22nd (Sun.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

FEE: RM180 (RM135 for members)

 

If you are interested in joining classes, please contact us by email/sms: caramelmoko@gmail.com / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko).

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

 

March 14 was my birthday…

16 Mar

March 14th was my birthday! Oh yes, I turned to ** yrs old. Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Unfortunately my daughter has been sick for the last couple of days and I’ve been rather busy taking care of her and the shop with no rest… I hope my baby daughter gets well soon… But on my birthday night I could spend some time with my daughter, my husband and his parents. You know what, my mother-in-law shares the same birthday so we always celebrate our birthdays together!

We didn’t have any special cakes or presents, but it’s ok. Spending time with family is wonderful enough. The cake photo is something I baked a while ago, wish I had this yesterday. haha.

By the way, my camera got lost 2 weeks ago in the shop so I haven’t been able to take any photos… I had a lot of my daughter’s photos in there… so sad… I must be careful next time.

Class Schedules for April and May!

13 Mar

Hi there! I’d like to announce class schedules for April and May!

Our theme for April and May will be cold desserts! We will be making various kinds of cold sweets such as mousse, dacquoise and rare cheesecake. We also have a Afternoon Tea Special Lesson, which we enjoy 5-6 kinds of gorgeous petit gateaux (small desserts) over a nice hot cup of teas! On top of that I’m delighted to inform you that we will be having a Bread Course starting from next month. For details of all the course and schedule, please refer to below lists. Thank you!

4月と5月のお教室スケジュールを更新致しました!

4~5月のテーマは冷んやりスイーツ☆ ムース系やダッコワーズ、そしてチーズケーキもレアチーズケーキが登場致します。 また、スペシャルレッスンでは、数種類のスイーツを美味しいお紅茶と共にお学びいただけるお得なアフタヌーンティーレッスンを予定しております。 さらに、たくさんの生徒さんのご要望にお応え致しまして、来月よりパンコースのレッスンも開始致します。

日程・コース内容の詳細は下記をご覧下さいませ☆

<APRIL NEW MENU>

1. Basic Class 

    MENU:  Dacquoise au Caramel Sale & Mango Mousse

Theme: Biscuit (sponge cake), Caramel Buttercream, Piping Heart shape, Mousse


DATE:  April 1st  (Sun.) 2:30pm-6:00pm

                  April 11th (Wed.) 10:30am-2:00pm

                  April 14th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm

FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members)

2. Premier Class 

     MENU: Caramel Chocolat Mousse & Hazelnuts Finache

*macaron is not included in menu

Theme: Mousse, Glacage Chocolat (chocolate coating), Caramel, Finache

DATE:  April 14th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:30pm

                  April 15th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:30pm

                  April 20th (Fri.) 10:30am-2:30pm

FEE:       RM195 (RM146  for members)

3. Afternoon Tea Special Class

This special lesson provides you 4-5 kinds of petit gateaux suitable for the gorgeous afternoon tea time! The lesson includes baking session, table coordination, and food tasting session over 2 kinds of English tea; Darjeeling and Assam tea. This class is also fun to join together with your friends^^!

アフタヌーンティーレッスンでは、4~5種類のプチガトーを美味しいお紅茶と一緒にお学びいただきます! レッスン内容は、お菓子作りからテーブルコーディネート、そして作りたてお菓子を2種類のお紅茶とともにお召し上がりいただける、大変魅力的な内容となっております。 お友達と一緒にぜひともご参加下さい!

     MENU: 2 kinds of Scones, Chocolat gateau or mini-tartlettes, sable cookie, panna cotta and sandwich (details TBA)

     *2 kinds of tea and Caramel Factory’s Special macarons are provided during food-tasting session!


DATE: April 28th (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm

                May 13th (Sun.) 10:30am-3:30pm

                May 23rd (Wed.) 10:30am-3:30pm

FEE: RM250 (RM165 for members)


<MAY NEW MENU>

1. Basic Class 

    MENU: Maccha Rollcake & Blanc Manger (Mousse)



Theme: Maccha Green Tea Rollcake & Blanc Manger (Mousse)

DATE:  May 12th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:00pm

                  May 18th (Fri.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

                  May 27th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm

FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members)


2. Premier Class

    MENU: Rare Cheese Cake (Non-baked type) & Fondant Chocolat

Theme: Cheesecake (non-baked type), fondant chocolat

DATE: May 20th (Sun.) 2:30pm-6:30pm

                 May 26th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:30pm

                 May 30th (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm

                

FEE: RM195 (RM146 for members)



<BREAD COURSE>

Starting from April, we will be having Bread Course2 PARTS / 3 sessions each Each session is about 3-4 hour and you will learn two kinds of breads. You are required to take course (sessions) in sequence due to difficulty and teaching method of making breads. By the end of the course, you will be a Japanese bread making expert^^!?

4月からパンコースも登場致します! コース内容は、全部で2コース(各3レッスン)となっており、それぞれ3~4時間/レッスンで2種類のパンをお学びいただきます。 各コースとも、難易度の点から、レッスンは1・2・3の順でお学びいただく形になります。 ぜひともご家庭の食卓に美味しいパンを登場させませんか?

<PART 1>

FEE: RM345 for all 3 sessions (RM130/session in case of single payment each time)

Session 1: Table Roll & Roll Bread

DATE: April 21st (Sat.) 10:30am-1:30pm

                 May 19th (Sat.) 10:30am-1:30pm

Session 2: Soft Bagels (2 kinds)

DATE: April 21st (Sat.) 2:30pm-5:30pm

                 May 19th (Sat.) 2:30pm-5:30pm

Session 3: Healthy Pumpkin Bread & Anpan Bread

DATE: May 18th (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm

<PART2>

Fee: RM390 for 3 sessions (RM150/session in case of single payment each time)

Session 1: Japanese Doughnuts (2 kinds)

DATE: TBA

Session 2: Japanese Snow White Bread & Filling

DATE: TBA

Session 3: Cinnamon Bun & Coffee Sugar Roll

DATE: TBA


<Other Classes>

1. Premier (March Menu)

    Menu: Tiramisu & Swirl Sable

DATE: April 7th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:30pm

FEE: RM195 (RM146 for members)

2. Special Macaron Workshop

     Menu: Belgium Chocolat & Vanilla Rose

DATE: April 8th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm

                 May 27th (Sun.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

FEE: RM195 (RM162 for members)

3. Special Cupcake Workshop

     MENU: Vanilla Swirl & Red Velvet Cupcakes

DATE: April 1st (Sun.) 10:30pm-2:00pm <– CHANGED!

FEE: RM195 (RM162 for members)

<Children Baking Program> Intermediate Course – Age 8yrs to 14yrs

Starting from March, we have created intermediate course for children age 8 – 14 years old. Children will learn the basic skills of baking systematically and will improve its baking skills every month.

March 13th (Thu.) & 14th (Fri.):School Holiday Program

Menu – New York Style Cheesecake & Chocolate Nutty Brownies – RM150/2 day course

April 22nd (Sun.) 10:30am-1:30pm: Healthy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – RM85/class

May 20th (Sun.) 10:30am-1:30pm:Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Pound Cake – RM85/class


To join our baking class, please contact us by email/sms: caramelmoo@gmail.com/012-352-3106 (Tomoko)

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Schedule Change for 2 classes

10 Mar

Hi, I’d like to announce schedule changes for the following two classes.

下記2レッスンにスケジュールの変更がございました。ご確認下さいませ。

1) Premier Class – Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart & Caramel Chocolat Sable

March 10th (Sat.)

—> NEW DATE:       March 31st (Sat.) 3:00pm-7:00pm

         FEE: RM195 (RM146 for member)

2) Cupcake Special Workshop

March 23rd (Fri.)

—> NEW DATE:  March 25th (Sun.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

FEE: RM195 (RM162 for member)

To join our classes, please contact us by email/sms: caramelmoko@gmail.com / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko)

We are looking foward to hearing from you!

Macarons for breakfast*

10 Mar

 

I start my day with a cup of coffee and… yesterday was together with macarons! These lovely macarons were made by one of my students^^. Flavors – chocolate, caramel and strawberry.  Sweet morning!