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Caramel Factory Class Package Update ~April 2015~

16 Apr

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Hi all,

We have slight changes for our Package classes from April 2015 onwards.

For the benefit of new inquiries, here is the latest fee structure for Caramel Factory members.

First of all,

1) How to become a member? *Validity: 2 years

   Fee: RM50.00.-

   Or Sign up for 2 classes and get FREE membership! 

 

2) Member Privilege

a. Member gets 20% off discount for all the classes.

   Basic Class:             RM200 —>  RM159 (save RM41)

   Premier Class:         RM210 —>  RM169 (save RM41)

   Season Special:       RM250 —> RM195 (Save RM55)

b. After every 6 classes, member gets 50% OFF for the next Basic or Premier class from the original price. (ex: Basic class becomes RM100 & Premier class becomes RM105.)

c. 50% off does not apply to Season Special class.

3) Package Promotion

We also have Package Promotion, where you can enjoy further discount (up to RM20/class less from Member Price) by paying by cash upfront!

Package 1) RM447  Basic Class x 3 classes (RM149/class, save RM51/class)

Package 2) RM834  Basic Class x 6 classes (RM139/class, save RM61/class)

Package 3) RM864  Basic Class x 3 & Premier Class x 3 classes 

(RM139/class for Basic & RM149/class for Premier)

a. For this Package Promotion, 50% off after every 6 classes does not apply.

b. Finishing the entire card (3 packages x 6 classes = 18 classes) will entitle you to any Free class up to your choice (Basic or Premier)!

And kindly note that we are requesting RM50 deposit per class to confirm the seat.

(No cancellation fee until 3 days prior to class.)

Thank you so much for always supporting us!

We are looking forward to see you @ Caramel Factory!

Tart Dijion* Molle Chocolat

11 Feb

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Today we had our last class of Tart Dijion. Thank you so much for the students who joined this class. Hope you enjoyed this delicious petit gateau! 

By the way, I just realized that I didn’t talk about this class in details. So just for our record (and for future repeat request), I still would like to talk about it.

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It’s a chocolate tart with creme de noisette (hazelnuts cream), comported fig, raspberry jam and mascarpone mousse. I love this tart and was delighted when I found the dried fig in the grocery shop the other day (I didn’t know it was quite common item here…). In any case, for many students it was the first time using dried fig in the cakes so they found it interesting and delicious ^^.

As for the mascarpone mousse, we coated with glaze using raspberry puree and agar agar. As I wrote in my blog before, in Japan a lot of the cakes are coated with “nappage”, which gives a nice shine in the mousse or the fruits on top, and this can be made by simply adding water into nappage powder and putting onto boil. It’s so convenient and easy to handle that I missss it! It could’ve been so much easier with that! haha. But baking should have some trials and errors, right?

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I always tell my students that tart might seem to take a long time to make and especially those with lots of parts, they feel like giving up at home… but you can always simplify the recipe and start slowly from the parts you can make! Also, my intention is to introduce something new to the class… so I feel that sometimes it’s just worth enjoying a new taste in the class and sharing them with your family ^^*.

We also baked a simple chocolate cake, Molle Chocolat together in this class. It’s a moist chocolate cake with a lot of almond. You can also put chocolate chips if you like. This cake is simple and you can bake for the coming Valentine’s Day!!!

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Thank you so much for always supporting Caramel Factory!

Cheers,

Tomoko

Hello, 2015!

7 Jan

Singapore

A Happy New Year to you all!

I spent my New Year holidays in Singapore! It was a big family trip with my parents and my two sisters’ family from Japan, total 8 adults and 5 kids! Our kids were all between 8 months baby to 4 years old, so we tried to have a rather relaxing trip. We enjoyed good Chinese food, hotel stay and Night Safari for the first time! We also went to The Gardens By the Bay in the night time. It was a little too cold but the concept was amazing! Our two kids enjoyed the spontaneous waterfall path and the Christmas decoration, too.

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Excellent view from MBS roof top swimming pool

We also tried out a couple of coffee shops. On January 1st, we went to Tiong Bahru Bakery and I was surprised and excited to see Ghalette de Rois, a French pie pastry for New Year celebration! Of course I had it with a nice cup of cappuccino. Yum! After this I saw a few more Galette de Rois in other pastry shops. It seems like Galette de Rois is not a rare item in Singapore. I remembered that I taught this item in January 2013. Hope to teach this again in future!

Chinese New Year is coming soon, and I can feel the excitement in the city. I wish you all for a wonderful 2015 to come!

Cheers,

Tomoko

December 2014 Class Schedule*

21 Nov

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Thanks for waiting for our December 2014 class schedule!

Christmas and year end holiday is coming soon! In the month of December, I would like to introduce many Christmas style decorative cakes, especially focusing on chocolate cakes and cookies! Every single items are the recipes that I preciously kept for many months, and some for many years. And I am glad to be introducing those for this special occasion!

As for myself, I am excited to think of what cakes to bake on Christmas and for my daughter’s birthday! Hope I can bake many cakes with many of you in December, and can also bring you and your family joy of delicious sweets^^.

So here are the class schedule for next month!

1. Foret Noir (Black Forest) Cake & Hazelnuts Praline Sable – Premier Class –

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

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Hazelnuts cookie sandwiched with praline chocolat.

DATE:       December 7th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                  December 12th (Fri.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

                  December 20th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL       

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

2. Entremet Caramel Banana Walnuts & Diamant Chocolat – Premier Class –  

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Chocolate biscuit, caramelized walnuts, banana, and vanilla flavor mousse.

Diamant chocolat

DATE:       December 21st (Sun) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                  December 27th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL       

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

3. Raspberry Cheesecake X’mas style & Ginger bread cookie *Repeat* – Premier Class – 

Non-baked type of layer cheesecake with sable, biscuit joconde, and raspberry accent in between.

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Cinnamon spice ginger man cookie!

DATE:       December 13th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL 

                  December 23rd (Tue.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL          

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

3. Cookie Special: Caramel Chocolat Sable & Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Cookie *Request* – Basic Class –  

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Chocolat sable sandwiched with salty caramel.

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Chocolate and pecan nuts, macadamia nuts chewy cookie.

DATE:       December 17th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:00pm

                  December 28th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:00pm

    FEE:       RM129 (RM90 for students who learnt 1 item before!)

4. Mont Blanc Rollcake & Creme Brûlée Chocolat *Repeat* – Premier Class –

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Kokutou rollcake with rich chestnut cream inside. Caramelized hazelnuts.

Creme Burlee Chocolat

Rich chocolate creme brulee

DATE:       December 6th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – still available!        

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

To register for classes, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

And hope you all have a good December!

Cream puff and Eclair class available on Groupon!

23 Oct

Hi there! Thanks for visiting Caramel Factory blog! We are a baking school located in Shah Alam (please find our location details here). Today we have an exciting news for you, especially for the new customers!

We will be conducting classes under Groupon Malaysia next month! The deal has just launched on their website today. As you can find the details there, during 4 hour hands-on classes, you get to learn three items; Japanese cream puff, Belgium Chocolate Eclair and French vanilla cookie called Vanilla Viennois for RM99.00 (RM94.50 for 2 persons)!

*Sample picture of my class.

I’ll explain you the details of each item later, but to begin with… All our classes are hands-on workshop style and you get to learn everything from the scratch. We prepare all the tools and ingredients (we use fresh and high quality ingredients), and the recipes are provided as well. So all you need to bring is yourself and apron and pen!

At the end of the class we have tasting sessions with the cakes and a cup of tea I’ve prepared. For all the cakes you’ve made in the class, you can bring back home for your family and friends^^.

Here are the details of the items we will be making.

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1. Japanese Cream Puffs

Learn how to make Japanese style cream puff. We will bake them in mini size with delicious custard cream inside. On top of the choux there will be crunchy biscuit, which makes this cream puff special.

2. Belgium Chocolate Eclair

Eclair, a French style choux, is the origin of Japanese cream puff. Using similar method as cream puff, we will further master our cream puff making. We bake long eclairs, fill them with Belgium chocolate custard cream, and finally coat them with chocolate.

3. Vanilla Viennois

Vanilla Viennois is a French style butter cookie. Using high quality French Vanilla paste, this cookie has nice vanilla flavor and texture that melts in your mouth. It’s easy to bake so you get to bake in many coming occasions!

To register for this class, please go to Groupon Malaysia website and purchase class from there.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!!!

Thanks,

Tomoko

h/p no.: 012-352-3106

email address: caramelmoko@gmail.com

Caramel Factory Celebrates its First Quarter! Class Promotions for April.

11 Apr

Hi there!

Caramel Factory has now been opened for 3 months! We are very grateful to all our customers who’ve come to our classes and supported us during this period, and we hope to see you all again soon! In conjunction with our 3 months celebration, we’ve decided to do some promotion for our loyal members this month!

We will have a 40% discount for our upcoming class: Caramel Chocolat Mousse & Hazelnuts Finache  (an additional 15% for the members). This is an exquisite desert dish that you’ll see in many top-tier hotels in Japan, and I learned this recipe from a top master chef in Tokyo Ginza. It also happens to be my husband’s favorite desert!

Caramel Factoryもオープンして早3ヶ月が経ちました☆ 日頃よりお客様へ感謝の気持ちを込めまして、今月メンバー様向けにいくつかプロモーションレッスンを開催致します!まずは、以下のキャラメルショコラムース&ヘーゼルナッツフィナンシェのレッスンを40%オフ(メンバー様更に15%オフ)の価格にてご提供。 *まだメンバーになられてない方も、簡単にご登録できますよ。詳細は記事最後にて↓。


Caramel Chocolat Mousse is a mousse consisting of crispy chocolate crust, chocolate mousse and caramel mousse. We will put some compoted pair inside and coat them with glaceage au chocolat which is a shiny chocolate coating. We will make them in a cute mini-dome shape, and when you cut the cake into slice the inside will look like this!

*The bottom will be a crunchy chocolate crust during the class.

The theme of this class will be: Mousse & Glaceage au Chocolat.

こちら、キャラメルショコラのムースは、サクサクのショコラを土台とし、ショコラのムースとキャラメルムースを層に重ね、グラサージュショコラでコーティングした逸品です。中には洋梨のコンポートを挟みお味にアクセントをつけております。 銀座の某有名シェフより教わったレシピです♩

Another menu you’ll learn together will be Hazelnuts Finache. This finache is easy to make and is rich in hazelnuts flavor, so it will be a perfect gift items.

もう一品は、ヘーゼルナッツフィナンシェ。とてもお手軽にできて美味しいので、贈り物にも喜ばれます。


For those of you who are interested, I made a quick video of this recipe in my home! You can watch it from the link below!

As you can see it’s a fun recipe!

MENU:    Caramel Chocolat Mousse & Hazelnuts Finache

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

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

FEE:         RM195 —> RM117 only!

The promotion is for our members only, but here is the easy way for you to become a member! If you sign up for 2 classes @ Caramel Factory you will get FREE membership! For membership card details & privileges, please check my earlier blog post How to become a member?

メンバーになるには・・・会費RM50 もしくは 2レッスンにご登録下さった方には無料でメンバーカードが配られます!詳細は、上記リンクをご覧下さいませ。 皆様のお越しをお待ちしております!いつもブログへご訪問下さり、ありがとうございます。

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!!!

Thank you very much for visiting our blog!!! Please come back for more news on our April promotion as we will be updating frequently! Thanks again!

Caramel Factory Sweets on Inspirasi Perkahwinan MEI issue!

10 Apr

Preparing for your wedding…? Ohhhh it’s ok even if it is far~ ahead or if it’s already over… Wedding is the moment that perhaps the girls long for the most in life. We always dream of wearing the beautiful wedding dress with lots of flower bouquet and dish on the table, and we always look back of that sparkly moment we share with beloved ones.

Reading wedding magazines is one way to enhance such feelings and to perfect your wedding as much as possible! I also used to read through those magazines to make my once in a life time moment to be as memorable as possible.

The wedding magazine Inspirasi Perkahwinan has many pictures of wedding tables and items to enhance your imagination, and for this month MEI issue, Caramel Factory sweets are on it!

This lovely table coordination with all the pretty labels and flowers was done by my friend, Diyana from Oh Pretty Please, and I provided some of the sweets – Macarons, Cheesecake in a jar and Diamant Vanille (Vanilla Cookies).

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Diamant Vanille

I was so happy to be part in this lovely table setting in this lovely magazine! So even if I don’t read Malay, I rushed to the bookstore and got some copies^^*. If you haven’t take a look at it, please check them out at the bookstore nearby!

Thank you for visiting Caramel Factory blog!

 

Sevendays Pop-up @ Solaris Dutamas*

2 Apr

Last weekend I joined the official opening event for the boutique Sevendays Pop-up @ Solaris Dutamas!

The sweets I provided was of course these colorful macarons. It was a collaboration with Pearl Cakes Events, thanks to Satira!

These gorgeous girls are the owners of the boutique Sevedays Pop-up (Right: Rozanna & Left: Mem), and the middle is Satira from Pearl. The shop was so lovely and had lots of beautiful clothes and was full of young girls!  I also felt like shopping around…

This was the table of the day! The color theme was: yellow, pink and turqoise. So I also made my macarons with these three colors. The flavors were vanilla and dark chocolate.

The table setting was so nice that at first nobody was touching my macarons, but then I started talking to a few customers and they realized that they can try those ^^…  after that my macarons were quickly sold out! Thank god.

 

See? This lady and that gentleman are holding my macarons…?

The main cake was this rainbow cake from Pearl. How lovely!

I normally spend my days in my shop/kitchen, so was so happy to have this wonderful opportunity to talk to some people and spend exciting time with them!

For those girls who want to surfff lovely dresses, please check out brand new boutique Sevendays Pop-up @ Solaris Dutamas (it’s at Publica indoor space), for those of you who are planning some cake events please check out Pearl Cake Events, and for those of you who’re looking for delicious macarons and other cakes, please contact us Caramel Factory!

Thank you for always visiting my blog!

Special Cupcake Workshop*

29 Feb


March classes are coming soon~. We have Special Cupcake Workshop this weekend!

I normally don’t teach cupcakes because they are one of my shop items^^ but due to many requests I’ll be specially conducting cupcake class in March!

During 3 and a half hour course, you will learn two kinds of cupcakes; Vanilla Swirl & Red Velvet Cupcakes. And you get to bring back 12 cupcakes (6 each)!

たくさんの方々のご要望にお応えしまして、今月カップケーキの特別レッスンを開催致します。 お学びいただくのは、お店でも販売しているバニラフレーバーとレッド・ベルベッドの2種。 お持ち帰りは各6個ずつ、計12個です!

For Vanilla Swirl, you will be learning the buttercream icing. We bake cupcakes in ‘sugar batter’ method, and both the cupcake base and the icing are rich in vanilla flavor.

バニラフレーバーはバタークリームのアイシング、レッドベルベットはクリームチーズベースのアイシングになります。 レッドベルベッドは、ホールのケーキでもお作りいただけるレシピをお教え致しますので、ご興味おありの方はぜひともお問い合わせ下さい☆

Another recipe is Red Velvet Cupcakes. 

Red Velvet cupcakes or cakes are now so popular that I decided to teach you this recipe.

This rich and moist cupcakes have many tips and secrets… The cream cheese toppings are so yummy too!

This cupcake can also be turned into a Red Velvet Cake, so for those of you who want to learn Red Velvet Cakes, this class is worth checking out^^!

Here are the class schedules;

Date: Mar.4th (Sun.) 1:30pm-5:00pm

             Mar.23rd (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm  —> CHANGED TO Mar.25th (Sun.) 3:00pm-7:00pm!

Fee: RM195 (RM162 for members)

If you are interested in joining the class, please contact us by email/sms;

caramelmoko@gmail.com / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko)

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Class Schedules for March 2012!

17 Feb

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Here I’d like to post our Class Schedules for March 2012.

Some of the highlights of the month! We have Hinamatsuri Special, a Children’s Day Special Class. This is a traditional Japanese Children day (Mar.3rd) for girls. Each family with daughters will put out Japanese Hinamatsuri dolls in their house to wish their daughter a healthy and prosperous life. I celebrated my daughter’s Hinamatsuri last year and here is my post. I will be putting small Ohinasama dolls in the shop, too!

3月のスケジュールになります。

今月は、ひな祭りスペシャルレッスン、カップケーキやマカロンのスペシャルレッスン他、ティラミス、アールグレイティーのチーズケーキなどのレッスンを控えております☆ 詳細は下記をどうぞご覧下さいませ。

<Caramel Factory Membership Card> 会員制について

Now you can be a Caramel Factory member card holder! Membership will give you many privileges, such as discounts for classes, free gifts, and other perks! Membership is free (value RM50) for anyone who signs up for 2 classes or more!

今月より、会員特典を設けております。 ご入会金はRM50ですが、2レッスンお申し込みいただいた方には(過去のレッスンも含む)、無料でメンバーカードを差し上げております。 ご会員になられた皆様には、会員特典割引(全てのレッスンが25%〜オフ)、無料ギフト(マカロンボックス)など、多くの特典を楽しんでいただけるようになっております。

Ok, here are all the courses for the month of march.

<Adults Baking Class>

1. Basic Class 

    MENU: Earl Grey Tea Cheesecake & Oreo Muffin

DATE:  March 10th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm

                  March 17th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

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

     FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members)


2. Premier Class

     MENU: Tiramisu & Swirl Sable


     DATE: March 7th (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm

                  March 17th (Sat.) 10:00am-2:00pm   Full

                  March 25th (Sun.) 10:00am-2:00pm   Full

     FEE:       RM195  (RM146 for members)


3. Hinamatsuri Special Class

MENU: Japanese Cream Puff & Mini Maccha Muffin & Sakura Cookie

DATE:  March 3rd (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm

                   March 24th (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm   Full

     FEE:       RM250 (RM162 for members)


4. Cupcake Special Class

    MENU:  Vanilla Swirl & Red Velvet

Date: Mar.4th (Sun.) 1:30pm-5:00pm

             Mar.23rd (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm  —> CHANGED TO March 25th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm!

Fee: RM195 (RM162 for members)

***Request repeat class from January and February menu***

5. Basic Class (January)

MENU: Japanese Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Vanille

DATE:  March 18th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm  Full

FEE:       RM180  (RM135 for members)


6. Basic Class (February)

    MENU: Rollcake au Fruits & Madeleine

DATE:  March 31th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm

Fee: RM180 (RM135 for memebers)

    

7. Premier (February)

Menu: Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tarte & Caramel Chocolat Sable

Date: March 10th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:30pm

Fee: RM195 (RM146 for members)

8. Special Macaron Workshop

     MENU: Vanilla Rose & Belgium Chocolat

DATE:  March 11th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm

     FEE:       RM195 (RM162 for members)

<School Holiday Children Baking Program (2 day course)!>

School holiday is coming soon, so we have School Holiday Baking Camp for Children again^^! This month we will be having two sessions.

  DATE:  1) March 13th (Tue.) & 14th (Wed.), 10:00am-1:15pm – Age 4yrs-8yrs

                      2) March 15th (Thu.) & 16th (Fri.), 2:30pm-5:30pm – Intermediate Age 8yrs-14yrs

     FEE:      RM180  (RM150 for members) *The fee is for each session, two days.


All the classes are in hands-on workshop style, and the seats/class are limited numbers.

To register now, please email/sms me with 1) your name, 2) contact, 3) the class and 4) the date you are interested in. For any queries, please feel free to contact me as well. We look forward to hear from you!!!

Email address: caramelmoko@gmail.com

H/P: 012-352-3106 (Tomoko)