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September & October 2016 Class Schedule*

21 Aug

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Hi there!

August passed very fast for me. The exciting Rio Olympic games is about to be finished. I was supporting Japanese players and also Malaysian players every night and morning… I especially liked the swimming part! In the meantime, my daughter had a long school holiday and despite us planning to do things with her, our family fell sick one by one… from either fever or food poisoning during her entire holiday^^; So we ended up watching the Olympic games and doing some non-physical activities in and around our house. In any case, it was an interesting summer holiday for me and I am glad my family is well now. Nothing beats staying healthy!

I would like to post September & October 2016 class schedule today, as I will be going back to Japan in the middle of October to early November. Summer is ending and autumn is coming, and I would like to introduce a couple of new yummy autumn recipes. Let’s enjoy the apple fiesta in the next two months ^^*!

Here is the class schedule; and kindly refer to the Class Calendar, too.


<September & October 2016 Class Schedule>

1. Apple Tartin Pound Cake & Vanilla Kipferl – Basic Class –

An upside down apple cake with caramelised apple 

It’s a moist pound cake that tastes like apple pie!

Vanilla Kipferl is a melty vanilla biscuit


DATE:   September 24th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

               September 29th (Thurs.) 11:00am-2:30pm

               October 8th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm <—New Date!

   FEE:    RM200 (RM159 for members)


2. Tart au Pomme (Apple Tart) & Kinako Madeleine – Premier Class –


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Apple tart with creme d’amande, apple comport, and fresh apple on top.

Glazed with caramelized sugar and apricot jam.

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Kinako madeleine

DATE:   September 25th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

               October 1st (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

   FEE:    RM210 (RM169 for members)


3. Valencia ~Sadaharu Aoki Style Entremet Cake & Gianduja Sable~ – Premier Class –

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Dacquoise, Chocolat Mousse, Chocolat Biscuit, Orange Mousse

with crunchy paillete feilletine

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Hazelnuts cookie sandwiched with praline chocolat


DATE:     September 10th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                 September 15th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

   FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)


4. Foret Noir (Black Forest) Cake & Hazelnuts Praline Sable *Request* – Premier Class –


Classic black forest cake layered with chocolate mousse, cherry and cream


Hazelnuts cookie sandwiched with praline chocolat

DATE:       September 17th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                   October 6th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm     

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)


5. “Beard Papa Style” Japanese Cookie Choux & Caramel Finacier – Basic Class – *Request*


Jumbo choux filled with melty Japanese creme patissiere

and crunchy biscuit on top.


Caramel finacier with melty caramel on top

DATE&TIME:       September 21st (Wed.) 10:30am-2:00pm – FULL

    FEE:                    RM200 (RM159  for members)


For registration, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!!!





Galette de Rois & Chaussons aux Pommes*

13 Jan


Our premier class for this month is Pistachio Pie (Galette de Rois)!

Galette de Rois, meaning “King Cake” in English, is a celebration pie eaten in France for Epiphany (Christian holiday). The holiday falls on January 6th, but Galette de Rois is served in patisserie and boulangerie all over France during the whole month of January. It is a big event in France, even in Japan it is getting popular the last few years, and contests are held to choose the best Galette de Rois of the year both in France and in Japan.

The original Galette de Rois filling is a simple almond cream, but we will make pistachio cream and put pitted cherry together. As for the pie crust, we will make in feuilletage rapide, a faster way of making a pie, although it still takes a full day to make… But that makes the pie tastes good and I will be preparing replacement for this class.

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People in Japan comparing Galette de Rois from famous pastry shops


The best part of this cake is the “feve”, a ceramic trinket hidden in each Galette de Rois. Usually when the pie is cut (by mother), family members (children) will hide under the table so that they won’t accidentally see which slice contains the feve! A person who gets this feve wears a king hat made by paper and becomes a “King” of the day, and it is said that his/her fortune will last for the entire year.

I have a few feve collection as well, and I am going to put one of these into my demonstration Galette de Rois! So let’s have an exciting tea & tasting time! Students who gets the feve will get a gift from me – A free packet of macarons, yehhh!


We will also make a few Chaussons aux Pommes (Apple Pie) using the balance of pie crust.

Here are the class schedules;

DATE & TIME:    January 16th (Thurs.)   11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               January 18th (Sat.)  11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               January 19th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:00pm – 1 more seat left!

FEE:                      RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

To register for the class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you for visiting our site and I will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!

January 2014 class schedule*

4 Jan

Happy New Year 2014!!!

Another year has passed! 2013 has been a fruitful and busy year, both professionally and personally. We welcomed a new addition to our family, as well as introducing new menu items in our classes:)

We are happy to announce our schedule for January 2014!

This year Caramel Factory will begin offering longer form courses, aimed at providing a more in-depth and immersive experience. In addition to our regular classes, we are now offering a 3 day course: ‘Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course: Master The Fine Art of Coffee Making and Macarons’. The course is for casual and more serious bakers alikeCourse details are listed below.

Hope everyone is having a great start to the year and hope to see you all soon!

1. Orange Souffle Cheesecake (18cm whole) & Orange Chocolat Cookie (18pcs)



DATE & TIME:    January 11th (Sat.)   11:00am-2:30pm 

                                 January 25th (Sat.)  11:00am-2:30pm 

FEE:                       RM195.00 (RM149.00 for members)

*8 students maximum.

2. Pistachio Pound Cake (18cm pound) – Request Lesson*


DATE & TIME: January 14th (Tue.)  11:00am-2:00pm *Public Holiday* – FULL

FEE:                        RM180.00 (RM129.00 for members)

*8 students maximum.

3. Pistachio Pie (Galette de Rois – 21cm whole) & Apple Pie (Chaussons aux pommes -3pcs)



DATE & TIME:    January 16th (Thurs.)   11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               January 18th (Sat.)  11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               January 19th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:00pm – 1 more seat left!

FEE:                      RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

*6 students maximum.

4. Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course: Master The Fine Art of Coffee Making and Macarons


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Caramel Factory is pleased to announce our new intensive course for all pastry and coffee aficionados! This 3 day course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge of coffee and macaron making, focusing on Japanese hand-dripped style of coffee making, known as the best way of making coffee. All participants will learn hands-on the techniques of how most coffee is made in cafes in Japan and Korea, as well as a detailed history and the characteristics of beans from different regions around the world.

The course is also intended to immerse you into the mastery of macaron making. Participants will be taught more than 10 kinds of macarons by both French and Italian meringue. The course is fully hands on and baking materials and ingredients are all provided. All participants will receive a certificate of completion from Caramel Factory.


Course Structure

<Day 1>

1. Introduction To Hand-Dripping Coffee

    History of Coffee: Arabica and Robsta

    Countries and Roast grade

2. Macaron Making (Italian meringue): Belgium Chocolate Macaron, Apricot Chocolat Macaron, Caramel Macaron, Vanilla Macaron

DATE & TIME:    January 26th (Sun.)   11:00am-5:00pm


<Day 2>

1. Step by Step of Making Hand-Dripping Coffee: Make your own Cafe au lait (by Kalita method)

    Comparison of different kinds of coffee beans (Brazil Santos, Guatemala, Kenya AA, Ethiopian, Blue Mountain, etc.)

2. Macaron making (French meringue): Lemon Macaron, Mango Macaron, Raspberry Macaron, Passion Fruit Chocolat Macaron 

DATE & TIME:    January 29th (Wed.)   11:00am-5:00pm —> CANCELLED




<Day 3> 

1.  Introduction to Other Coffee Making Techniques: Syphon and Espresso machine

     Iced Coffee Making (Cooling method)

2. Macaron making: Green Tea Macaron, Royal Milk Tea Macaron, Blueberry Cheesecake Macaron

DATE & TIME:    January 30th (Sun.)   11:00am-5:00pm —> CANCELLED

FEE:                       RM1,290.

Introductory Price (first 6 customers): RM990.  

*6 students maximum.

To register for the class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you for visiting our site and I will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!