Sweet Tooth gift bundle



About this gift
A wonderful treat for the one who always reads the dessert menu first. The one who doesn't mind a bit more dessert decadence in their life.

Go on a sweet adventure, where and make truffles in a real chocolate factory, and discover the art of macaron making, with one of Sydney's most acclaimed macaron maestros.
How it works

Once you purchase the gift card, you'll immediately be emailed a giftable certificate.

Your gift recipient can book this bundle's classes at a time that suits her/him, and redeem the gift card in the checkout. Classes are scheduled regularly.

Your gift recipient can also use the gift value to book any of our other 1,200 classes, if they like.


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Your recipient will love this gift, or your money back! (Within 100 days of purchase)
Reviews for Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class
5

• Mar 2018


Well organised workshop Carlos offered expert advice and lots of tips on how to create perfect macarons. Everybody was impressed with their batch, a great class for macaron lovers!

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by Yolanda
5

• Apr 2018


A really great class, lots of fun and learnt so much about Macarons.
Carlos was a fabulous teacher very clear instructions and happy to answer questions about the process. Would recommend this class to anyone.
5

• Apr 2018


It’s always a pleasure to attend a workshop taught by true professionals. Carlos is obviously a competent chef, with a real passion for making macarons. His class was fun and knowledgeable. We also got to put in good practical skills and the end results was perfect!
5

• Jun 2018


Very interesting class! People are very nice and considerate. And macarons taste good!

Dessert workshop review by Meng Du Sydney
3

• Aug 2018


Over all it was nice to know all the steps and the hard work it take to make a single macaron. But personally I was expecting more I thought that we were going to learn and do every thing ourselves but almost every thing was pre prepared and we ended up just mixing and piping. Also I do not recommend it for kids under 12 years old.
5

• Aug 2018


Carlos was a great instructor, he is very experienced in the area of macaron making, he shared a lot tips on what to avoid and what could go wrong with the macaron making process with his past teaching experience. He was able to answer every single questions from the students with lots of detailed explanations. Very impressive indeed! He is also funny and friendly which made the class very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Dessert workshop review by Tonie

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5

• Aug 2018


Great course. Class not too big, and very knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend. Logical, easy to learn approach with precise recipe that is easily reproducible at home with normal kitchen equipment. Lots of vital tips that recipes just don’t include. Made perfect macarons first time - see photo! Not cheap, and maybe including a Teflon baking sheet would be a nice touch, but I plan to recoup my costs by making lots of macarons for home and friends!

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by Andrew Phillips Sydney
4

• Sep 2018


Carlos Heng was awesome, he knew exactly what he was doing with Macaroons. The recipe and method were easy enough to follow for an average baker (just need practise). I would definitely give it a go again at home.

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by William Hendarta
5

• Oct 2018


I attended the Mak Mak workshop with my 14 year old daughter. We both had a lot of fun, and Carlos was an excellent teacher. Very generous sharing his advice and experience. Would definitely recommend.
5

• Oct 2018


I thoroughly enjoyed the class and was impressed at the wealth of knowledge our teacher had.
I definetly recommend this class!
3

• Jan 2019


Carlos was nice and kept to his material. The venue was ok and they had air conditioning, the materials provided were organized and arranged well. The class was quite expensive and although the macarons were good, no additional attention was given to the kids. The class should note that it is not suitable for children under 10 and to pay $100 per child is very expensive for a bit of a rush 2 hour class. We learnt some little tricks and hope that our macarons are going to turn out. Overall an enjoyable time.
4

• Jan 2019


I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the teacher/owner was very knowledgeable and passionate about his product. Although, the store/working space was a bit cosy with the amount of people that attended on the day. The 2 hour class also felt rushed as there was a lot to get through (who knew macarons were so technical? :P). But importantly, the finished products that we took home were delicious!

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class review by Ailing Huang Sydney
5

• Apr 2019


I really love eating macaron, so I decided to try and learn how to make them. It was a fun and refreshing class for me - Carlos was such an awesome teacher; he explained the recipe step-by-step so I was able to easily understand instantly. Thanks to Carlos that I ended up making a good batch of macarons and was really glad I joined this class. It was a really good value for money - would love to join another macaron making class next time!

Dessert workshop review by Felicia Sunito
Reviews for Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop
5

• Jun 2018


Very nice experience. Good quality of product and good teacher. Lot of fun!
Thank you for having us!
5

• Jul 2018


Had a great time making our own chocolates. Learned a lot, not only about chocolate making, but also about the history of chocolate. The bonus hot chocolate was the best I’ve ever tasted. I hope to do the Ultimate chocolate class too.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Karen Schoch
5

• Sep 2018


We had an amazing experience. Joseph and Connie were great. We learned how to fill chocolate as well as the history of chocolate. Would definitely recommend this as it makes an excellent gift or team event.
5

• Sep 2018


Great afternoon spent making chocolate, perfect for a group of friends or a couple. The instructor was friendly, professional and made every member of the class feel welcome. He was very informative and had a thorough knowledge about the making of chocolate and where the ingredients originate from. It was nice to have a product to take home with you.

Chocolate workshop review by Sarah
5

• Sep 2018


Heaps of fun! Basic but non stressful and super super tasty. Teacher even gave a history of chocolate and the rose hot chocolate was mind blasting.

Chocolate workshop review by Himani Sydney
5

• Oct 2018


The teacher was very warm and pleasant and we had a lot of fun during the activity. But I feel we should’ve done a lot more for the price we paid. But over all a great experience

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5

• Nov 2018


Nice teacher, made some chocolate, drank some more chocolate and then ate more chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmallows. So worth the price.

Chocolate workshop review by Jingqi Zhang Sydney
5

• Dec 2018


Very fun class, Joseph and Connie are both very lovely people. Not to mention the chocolate is just simply amazing!
5

• Dec 2018


Joseph made the class fun and informative. The chocolates turned out to be very tasty and full of flavour. Class recommended for anyone looking to learn how to make chocolates!

Anita

5

• Dec 2018


A wonderful experience. Learned so much and enjoyed the chocolate making and tasting. Would highly recommend this class.
2

• Dec 2018


Poor location for a work shop as everything looked like it was dirty (rotting flowers in one corner attracting tiny flies, the mould most people used was not clean). Exposed wiring didn’t make the place very nice - or safe looking.
Instructor was too eager to step in and “help” which meant you didn’t get to do a lot yourself. You had no choice in which mould you were using (it was advertised there would be a choice) and no choice in filling.
There was no talk about tempering chocolate (let alone doing it) and the fillings were already made so really the class didn’t make you feel like you come away with any skills to be able to make things at home. Even the final product didn’t look that great (isnt tempered chocolate suppose to have a gloss/gleam to it - this doesn’t).
There was a lot of standing around waiting for other members to have their turn.
Someone turned up late and was given a box of chocolates which was comprised of a collection of all the other participants chocolates AND gets to come back to do the course again. There was no asking if this was alright, it was just presumed. The instructor even made his own batch, why he couldn’t have donated his ones to the late comer was a mystery?
Overall not worth the money and a big waste of time if you are actually attending to learn something. If you want something to do for 2 hrs where you personally don’t do much and walk away with some chocolates maybe this is for you.

Response from the teacher: I am sorry you did not enjoy our class, however please note:

- The factory is in Lilyfield 10 minutes from the CBD. It has stainless-steel benches, tiled floors and white tiled walls, all cleaned, and regularly inspected by the food authority and local council. On the day you attended there was a bunch of basil used for a previous class that was slightly wilted. To my knowledge there were no fruit flies.
- I always help the participants for the first time however, I allow them more freedom the second time.
- We had a class in the morning, where the participants used some of the moulds. The moulds were not dirty but as some of them had been used previously, they had a layer of cocoa butter still in them. The advantage of couverture chocolate is if the moulds have been used the thin layer of cocoa butter that is left on the mould allows the ease of release of the chocolate and the chocolate comes out of the mould easier. This I explained to the class.
- We always allow three ganaches for the participants to use as fillings and everyone has
5

• Dec 2018


Very enjoyable class, Joseph and his team made it fun and interesting. I highly recommend this class!

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Scott Middleton
5

• Jan 2019


It was a great fun class and Joseph is a sweet chocolatier. The children love him and his class.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Sunny Seo Sydney
5

• Feb 2019


It was a Christmas treat for my 9 year old grandson- we both really enjoyed it.
5

• Feb 2019


We had a work team building day at the Chocolate workshop and Joseph made it a very fun day.
Venue was easy to find and good street parking available. Our chocolates turned out beautiful and it was a lovely treat to take home to family and friends. Thank you from the Gilbarco team.
3

• Mar 2019


Joseph conducted the class well. Venue was very small. Class was overbooked. After I booked the class, I was requested to come to an earlier class on the day, which I declined. The class was a very large class with people everywhere. 30+ crowded in a small space. It's communial style cooking.

There's four steps: fill premade melted chocolate in moulds (top of choc), put filling in, close up the choc, remove finished product from mould.

My mould was dirty. It was previously used by another person. It made me feel very unhygenic and made me wonder who touched it with their grubby hands (majority had their gloves off by the last stage, so we were all using our bare hands). There was two queues to fill the mould. Filling was all premade. You huddle around two tables again waiting your turn. I personally did not like this process. I thought we were going to make chocolates from scratch. This class was just putting the chocs together.

You get hot choc and nibblies while waiting for your finished product.

Due to size of class and hygiene, it's not for me.


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Reply from the teacher:

Thank you for your feedback although you have played with the truth a little.

- The area is around 60 square meters
- We had 28 participants and three teachers, around 9 people per teacher.
- We had a class in the morning, some of the moulds were used. Each person is provided with a pair of gloves to wear. The mould is only soiled with chocolate. When you are working with chocolate you wear gloves, the only residue on the mould is cocoa butter. The cocoa butter will help the chocolate to release from the mould.
- I did not see any participants without gloves, if I do see them without gloves, I will ask them to put the gloves on. If you were concerned, you should have asked one of the three teachers to ask the glove free participants to put the gloves on.
- The summary of the workshop on the website is well set out, you make chocolate filled truffles in a mould. The process of making chocolate from the cocoa mass to chocolate it will take from 36 hours to 48 hours. We do not have accommodation for people to stay overnight.
- You did not mention how much your partner enjoyed dipping Strawberries, Turkish Delight, and Marshmallow in chocolate and eating it.
- The summary of the workshop is set out as follows.
- A brief history of chocolate.
- Each one will receive a mould to make filled chocolate.
- Three ganaches are provided to choose from.
- We talk about how chocolate is made and open

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Jen Wong Sydney
3

• Mar 2019


Soooo much waiting around doing nothing. 20 people in the class, twice what would’ve worked well I think. Came home with one small box of chocolates, had one tiny cup of hot chocolate, and 4 small strawberries dipped in chocolate. Just felt like we did nothing for more than 3/4 of the time we were there. People left the group to sit and play on their phones!! Had to get dinner afterwards as we were starving.
5

• Apr 2019


Joseph and Connie are really great hosts. We had lots of fun and eat very tasty chocolate.
5

• Apr 2019


This course was very fun. The class was full of a mixture of couples, friends and family (like in my case!). The teacher explained everything very well and I liked that we all had the chance to use the professional chocolate making machines for the experience but they also told us how to make the chocolate at home without all the equipment. The chocolate also ended up being some of the best I have ever had!
4

• Apr 2019


Really enjoyable class, very professionally run in a top quality facility. Joseph and Connie are lovely and super-experienced, so they make it look easy as they take you step-by-step through the molding process. It was a big class (26 people), which was fine and gave good opportunity to meet and chat with others. We were each given a mold and made a tray with 3 different fillings - all of which were delicious!

The only reason I haven't given this a 5-star is because I'd have liked to have seen the full process of chocolate-making, whereas this class focuses on molding of filled chocolates. There is another class that shows the full process (which I will sign up for!).

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Samantha Foster Sydney
4

• May 2019


The teacher and Connie were very knowledgeable and personable. We did exactly what the description of the class says - so I was prepared and pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. The pace of the class was slower than I would have liked but understandable for the class size and the process. It was so lovely that I have signed up for the ultimate chocolate making workshop.

Chocolate workshop review by Jess Mitchell Sydney
4

• May 2019


Great class! Was really happy with the end products. Very friendly teachers and was a very informative class.
5

• May 2019


Great teacher, welcoming environment and lots of fun. Will recommend to friends and family. Thanks.
4

• May 2019


Good class, took my niece as a birthday present, she loved it! only thing to change would be to have a smaller class.
5

• Jun 2019


Great class , fun environment and enjoyed the whole process of making chocolates from A to Z ... highly recommended for anyone who loves chocolates and wants to learnt the history and hands on approach of how to make it .. this could be something really interesting ....
5

• Jun 2019


Joseph and Connie were fantastic and so were my truffles at the end! Would definitely recommend - especially if you love chocolate!

Chocolate workshop review by Aiden Destefano
5

• Jul 2019


Great, ebjoyable class. Both teachers were very helpful. Had a blast, would happily go again.
4

• Jul 2019


Good stories, tasty treats but a little slow on the pacing/too much time spent standing around.
5

• Aug 2019


Our teacher Joseph is very warm and friendly and has a great sense of humor. We molded and filled our own chocolate truffles, drank a hot chocolate and ate strawberry and marshmallow fondue! It was a fun experience.

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop review by Lyka Nachor

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