My new favorite place to shop and hang out is Dawn's Candy and Cake in Kirkland. She not only sells everything you could ever want to make candy,cake, chocolate...but she also has a variety of classes she and her talented employees teach. If there is something you are wanting to learn they are happy to put together a class for you or a group.
That being said, I have been wanting to take Dawn's Chocolate 101 class for quite awhile. So, I got the girls together and signed us up. We set up an evening class and everyone brought snacks to share, which made it even more of a special event. This class usually runs 2-3 hours. The cost is $15 and includes 1chocolate mold of your choice (which you take home with you) and up to a pound of chocolate, after the first pound you pay per pound for what you use.
This is a great deal! They had all of the chocolate warm and ready to go when we got there. There was also a variety of colors of chocolate to use as well. Dawn and her staff did a demo for us and showed us how to use the colors to make our chocolates as detailed as we wanted and were there to help us out whenever we needed. When we were all finished the staff helps us with bags, boxes and bows for all of our chocolates. They all ended up so pretty!
Here is a picture of the spring bugs lollipops that I made that night. I wish I had taken more pictures of what everyone else had made. This was so fun! Thanks Dawn!