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Cooking with Love: Norman Love Confections expands cooking class schedules

Esteemed chocolatier Norman Love and his award-winning team of pastry chefs at Norman Love Confections will be offering a series of cooking classes this spring and summer for those interested in learning to create artisan confections and exquisite desserts.

“Cooking with Love” features courses suitable for individuals and groups of friends looking for an interactive experience. Love and his talented team will share some of their baking and cooking techniques with participants, who each will have an opportunity to create desserts to take home.

“Our culinary team enjoys the cooking classes as much as our students, so we’re looking forward sharing some recipes, cooking techniques and decorating styles to take your sweet treats and desserts to the next level,” said Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections.

One-night classes include:

  • Chocolate Truffles on March 24 and June 2: Master the 100-year-old art of truffle making. From the luscious hand-formed dark chocolate to the modern Swiss chocolate shell, create these treats with the guidance of Chocolatiers.
  • Easter Eggs on March 31 and April 4: Create an Easter egg chocolate sculpture filled with delicious Swiss Milk Truffles. Our Chocolatiers will guide in casting, assembling and hand painting a dark chocolate egg. Also learn how to create shell-filled Swiss truffles to hid inside the egg.
  • Chocolate Confections on April 14: Watch and learn to make luscious Truffle Pops, Fudge, Caramel Popcorn, and delicious fruit and nut-studded chocolate bark
  • Molded Chocolates on May 19 and June 16: learn hand coloring to casting liquid chocolate and mixing custom ganaches to fill candies!

Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, Fort Myers. The cost is $95 plus tax, and a reservation is required at 239-561-7215. Class duration varies, depending on the subject matter. Private classes are also available on request.

About Norman Love Confections

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love was named the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.

Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples and Sarasota, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Norman Love Confections’ chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and specialty items also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, chocolates are available at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.

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