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Raya Special Macaron Class*

26 May

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Hi there! Ramadan month is starting. It’s been hot lately… I hope you take good care of yourself and have a good month ahead!

By the way, I will be conducting Raya Special Macaron Class in June. This is Caramel Factory’s signature macarons, using Italian meringue method. We will be making 4 kinds of popular flavours in the class; Japanese Green Tea, Raspberry, Chooclate and Vanilla macarons.

 

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The class will be held hands-on and I will be teaching how to make macarons in details. Macaron making can be quite tricky but if you practice a few times, I guarantee you can make nice macarons successfully even at home!

You can bring these macarons to your seasonal gatherings!

 

 

 

 

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Here is the class schedule;

DATE:       June 3rd (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

                    June 22nd (Thurs.) 11:00am-2:30pm

 FEE:           RM250.-

 

If you are interested in joining class, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

 

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

February 2017 Class Schedule*

31 Jan

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Coating glacage on Sachertorte cake

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

I hope you had a wonderful Chinese New Year holidays with your family and friends! As for my family, we went back to my husband’s hometown Ipoh to see our relatives. It was just a one night trip but my children and I really enjoyed the tradition and culture during our family gatherings…!

So it’s February already! Thanks for waiting long~ I am finally posting February 2017 class schedule today. Saint Valentine’s Day is coming soon, so I would like to introduce you traditional Austrian moist chocolate cake, Sachertorte, as well as some traditional French desserts and cookies^^.

Kindly find the schedule below;  (For your easy reference, please to our Class Calendar.)

1. Sachertorte & Apricot Sable – Basic Class –

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Traditional Austrian (Vienna) moist Chocolate Cake 

sandwiched with Apricot jam

Traditional French style biscuit 

sandwiched with Apricot jam

    DATE:    February 12th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                    February 18th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL            

    FEE:      RM200 (RM159  for members)

2. Saint Marc & Galette Nante *Request*– Premier Class – 

Saint Marc

Traditional French pastry with vanilla & chocolate mousse

sandwiched with fluffy almond cake.

Caramelised sugar on top.

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French style crispy sable

DATE:       February 19th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

                  February 25th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:          RM210 (RM169  for members)

3. Love Rose Macaron: CNY & Valentine Special!*Repeat*- Season Special Class – 

Big and small heart shape macarons

with framboise and rose flavour buttercream

*Macarons are made by Swiss Meringue (New recipe)!

DATE:     February 26th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

FEE:         RM250 (RM195 for members)

4. Strawberry & Pistachio Tart *Request* – Basic Class –

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Strawberry tart with pistachio creme d’amande!

For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous blog Strawberry Tart.

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

FEE:          RM200 (RM159 for members)

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

Thank you so much and I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Cheers,

Tomoko

Coffee & Macaron Master Course*

24 Jul

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Hi there!

We are having our Coffee & Macaron Master Course this weekend! This two day course comes with a certificate of completion from Caramel Factory.

This class is for you to deepen your knowledge on coffee and macaron making, and hopefully give you more joy in visiting cafes and making coffee and macarons on your own^^.

You will be learning all about the history of coffee,  how coffee beans are harvested and roasted, and how different regions of coffee beans vary in size, flavour, etc. You will also be brewing coffee by Hario hand-dripper, as well as an espresso machine, syphon machine, mocha pot and other coffee making tools. It is a fairly comprehensive beginner’s guide to specialty coffee making!

 

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As for macaron making, you will be learning over 12 kinds of macarons in two sessions, by both Italian meringue and French meringue way. We’ll using high quality ingredients such as Belgium chocolate, French vanilla paste, Japanese green tea powder, and french fruits puree. Some of the flavours that I’ll be teaching are: Vanilla Rose macaron, Royal Milk Tea macaron, Passion Chocolate macaron, and many more!

For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous post; Coffee & Macaron Making Master Course.

Here is the class schedule (2 days course);

DAY 1:   July 31st (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm *30 minutes lunch break included

DAY 2:  August 7th (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm *30 minutes lunch break included

FEE:      Promotion RM990 (original price RM1,290) – 3 more seats left!

 

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If you are interested in joining the course, kindly email at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).  

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

July 2016 class schedule*

16 Jun

 

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Hi there!

Today I am posting July 2016 class schedule! 

I am introducing bread classes in July! Homemade breads are healthy and good, and I receive happy voices from my students that they are often making bread at home after learning in my class. For soft buns, I have 2 classes such as Japanese Snow White Bread, Bagel and Donuts. And for the new class, I am teaching hard type of bread – Cranberry cream cheese bread & Petit baguette. I hope these breads will give you joy in your daily baking^^.

I will also be conducting our new Coffee & Macaron Master Course. So for those who have been waiting for macaron class, please find the details at the bottom.

 

Here is the schedule of July 2016 class (click for Class Calendar);  

 

<July 2016>
1. Bread class 1 ~ Japanese snow white bread & Ham and cheese roll ~

Japanese snow white bread

Snow White Bread

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Ham and Cheese Roll

(We will use Halal Chicken Ham)

DATE:       July 16th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm – FULL

                   August 13th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm – FULL

    FEE:      RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

2. Bread class 2 ~ Chocolate bagels & Japanese donuts ~

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Chocolate walnuts bagels

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kinako & chocolate coating

DATE:       July 16th (Sat.) 2:00pm-5:30pm – FULL

                   August 13th (Sat.) 2:00pm-5:30pm

    FEE:       RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

3. Bread class 3 ~ Cranberry cream cheese bread & Petit baguette ~

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Cream cheese and cranberry inside

Petit Baguette

French style mini baguette

DATE:      July 17th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                  July 23rd (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm – FULL

   FEE:      RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

4. Tart au Tiramisu & Chocolat Orange Finacier -Premier Class- 

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DATE:      July 21st (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                  July 24th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

    FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

5. Ramadan Special Class! – Season Special Class – 

~ Moist Carrot Cake & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie & Fudge Brownie ~

 

DATE:       July 2nd (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

    FEE:       RM250 (RM195 for members)

 

6. Caramel Nuts Tarte & Sable Mandian – Premier Class – *Request*   

   

Caramel Nuts Tart (middle)

Nutty cookie using cassonade sugar

DATE:      July 3rd (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm  <– 1 more seat left!            

    FEE:      RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

7. Tokyo Lemon Chiffon Cake & French Chocolat Sable

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Fresh & moist lemon chiffon cake

with lemon icing

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Cocoa sable sandwiched with chocolate * hazelnuts praline

with a hint of French Guerande salt

DATE:      July 23rd (Sat.) 2:00pm-5:30pm 

   FEE:      RM200 (RM159 for members)

 

 

 

<Coffee & Macaron Master Course>

 

Coffee & Macaron Course is an intensive 2-day course designed for students that are interested in mastering  the art of making macarons and coffee brewing (focusing on hand-dripping). For more details of this course kindly refer to my blog post; Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course!

 

 

As for the date and fee;

DAY 1:   July 31st (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm

DAY 2:  August 7th (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm

FEE:      Promotion RM990 (original price RM1,290) – 3 more seats left!

*It’s a full day course with 30 minutes lunch break. We will make various types of macarons (more than 12 kinds) over these 2 days. Each session will start with macaron making and you will learn about coffee in the 2nd half of the day tasting delicious macarons and coffee. It’s a fun class and I am looking forward to having good time with you!

 

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

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

 

 

Coffee & Macaron Master Course* – coming soon!!!

20 Aug

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Hi there!

Thank you for visiting my blog ^^.

By the way, heads-up to some of you… I am conducting Coffee & Macaron Master Course” in late August to early September.

<Class Schedule>

Day 1: August 23rd (Sunday)          11:00am-5:00pm

Day 2: September 5th (Saturday)    11:00am-5:00pm 

Day 3: September 12th (Saturday)  11:00am-5:00pm 

*All including lunch break around 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Please let me know if you are interested in!

For details for the class, kindly refer to my previous post of Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course.

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Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Cheers,

Tomoko

Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course*

3 Mar

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Hi there!

Today I would like to introduce you to our Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course!

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. It is known as the best way of making coffee and 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.

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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!

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Course Details

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– Introduction To Hand-Dripping Coffee

– History of Coffee: Arabica and Robsta

– Countries and Roast grade

– Step by Step of Making Hand-Dripping Coffee: Make your own Coffee by HARIO method

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

– Iced Coffee Making (Cooling method) 

– Introduction to Other Coffee Making Techniques: Syphon, Espresso machine and Mocha pot

 

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<MACARONS>

Italian meringueBelgium Chocolate Macaron, Apricot Chocolat Macaron, Caramel Macaron, Vanilla Macaron, Green Tea Macaron, Royal Milk Tea Macaron, Blueberry Cheesecake Macaron

French meringue: Lemon Macaron, Mango Macaron, Raspberry Macaron, Passion Fruit Chocolat Macaron

 

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In Japan where there is coffee culture, we have lots of unique coffee shops that mainly serve ‘hand-dripped coffee’. Some shop even roast coffee beans on their own from raw beans, and since it is a big investment in machine and it is quite unique they normally put it in a place where customers can see when they roast.

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When you say hand-dripped coffee, you use beans distinguished by countries and regions such as Brazil, Guatemala and Kenya. Some blend, of course. Unlike cafe latte or cappuccino that are espresso base and require machines, hand-dripped coffee enables us to enjoy the distinct difference of aroma in each variety of coffee beans.

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As a coffee lover, I have always wanted to conduct a class on coffee. So I am very excited about this course. You can tell a story from a cup of coffee and sometimes having knowledge can change the impression towards the product, just like one of my students told me “I used to not like coffee that much but now I do after having your coffee!”

I wish to share as much information as I have for coffee in this 3 day course!

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You will also master on making macarons during this 3 day course. Macarons go very well with coffee and our macarons are very popular among my students and customers, so I am looking forward to introducing them to you!

 

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Here are the class schedule;

DATE DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
January 26th (Sun.)
February 15th (Sat.) 16th (Sun.) 23rd (Sun.)
March 1st (Sat.) 15th (Sat.)
April 11th (Fri.) &13th (Sun.) 18th (Fri.) &20th (Sun.) 25th (Fri.) &27th (Sun.)
May          

 

 

*January & February classes are finished.

*You can choose any of the above available dates.

*Time: 11am to 5pm (full day) with 1 hour lunch break (1:30pm-2:30pm). 

– FEE:                       RM1,290.

– Payment Method: In order to register, deposit RM100.- to be banked into Caramel Factory Account.

– Number of students per class: 6 students maximum

 

 

To register for the class, please contact us by email (or call): caramelmoko@gmail.com (012-352-3106).

Thank you so much for visiting our blog and hope to see you soon!!!

Tomoko

March 2014 Class Schedule*

27 Feb

Hi there!

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me and my family, so sorry for the late post! I have been focusing on developing a new course, along with perfecting the Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course. Along the way I’ve also designed a few new classes for the coming months.  

Here (finally) is the March schedule! Since it’s a beginning of Spring season in Japan, we are going to use many green tea ‘maccha’ and strawberry this month!

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<MARCH 2014 Class Schedule>

1. Saint Honore Caramel *choux pastry! – Premier Class –

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Pate foncer (pie) at the bottom, creme caramel and cream puff tower.

DATE & TIME:    March 8th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                                March 23rd (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm

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

2. Green Tea Dacquoise – Basic Class –

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DATE & TIME:    March 16th (Sun.)  11:00am-2:00pm

                               March 21st (Fri.) 11:00am-2:00pm

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

 

3. Green Tea Strawberry Rollcake & Maccha Madeleine *Request lesson* -Basic Class-

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DATE & TIME:    March 26th (Wed.)    11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

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

4. Strawberry Pistachio Tart *Request lesson* -Premier Class-

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DATE & TIME:    March 19th (Wed.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

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

5. 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.

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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

                               

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<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 

 

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<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

Here are the class schedule;

DATE DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
January 26th (Sun.)
February 15th (Sat.) 16th (Sun.) 23rd (Sun.)
March 1st (Sat.) 15th (Sat.)
April

11th (Fri.) &

13th (Sun.)

18th (Fri.) &20th (Sun.) 25th (Fri.) &27th (Sun.)
May

*January & February class are finished.

FEE:                       RM1,290.

*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!!!