Dust off your aprons for the Great Carlow-Kilkenny Bake Off
KILKENNY’S great bakers, cupcake decorators, chocolatiers and truffle makers of the future will be given the opportunity to learn from the top table of experts at an upcoming Christmas culinary event.
Fun-filled cupcake decorating and chocolate truffle-making workshops will run at Carlow’s Visual on Saturday, December 8, as part of the mouth-watering Carlow Culinary Christmas programme.
Renowned baker and owner of Kelly Lou Cakes, Café and Boutique Bakery, Kelly Gin (pictured), will share her Christmas cupcake decorating skills and tips with children aged between five to 12 years during two workshops which run just up the road at Carlow’s Visual between 10.30am and 1.30pm.
Each class is limited to just 10 eager decorators and every child will decorate and bring home a box of six cupcakes, a recipe card and certificate of completion. All children must be accompanied by one lucky adult who attends for free. The cost per child is just €10 and places are filling up fast.
The 10 lucky participants will create their own piece of chocolate heaven and will craft up to five truffles each to bring home, along with a recipe card and a certificate of completion.
Carlow Culinary Christmas is a Carlow Local Enterprise Office initiative. Head of Enterprise, Kieran Comerford, said the workshops are always a huge hit. “So many of our great bakers, chefs, food producers and more, all showed great passion and flare from a young age. It’s something we hear over and over again. We’re confident that these workshops will inspire the great bakers and chocolatiers of the future.
“Carlow has a fantastic food culture that continues to evolve and is creating an ever increasing number of jobs in the sector. We’re delighted that this year’s Carlow Culinary Christmas programme again includes workshops and events for everyone. The fact that places are limited to just 10 children for each workshop means that everyone will get hands-on help, tips, advice and the encouragement they need.”
*For more information or to book a place on the programme, visit: www.VisualCarlow.ie