200 chocolate trees.
600 decorated chocolates (holly sugar sequins attached to chocolate mints with royal icing).
200 chocolate-covered marshmallows.
All for our annual Christmas Cabaret evening.
Every year our secondary school hosts an evening event called the Christmas Cabaret, where dance, drama and music classes, as well as auditioned acts, perform in front of an audience of parents, teachers, students etc.
My classes prepare food for the event.
If you’d like to see more of what went on that night, here’s a little video. Thanks to Kim for taking the photos and to our student videographer for the video footage!
The dessert was plated as follows:
1. Chocolate-coated marshmallows adhered to plate with melted chocolate.
2. Trees adhered to plate and with chocolate and marshmallow support.
5. Cheesecakes added to plate.
8. Chocolate logo disc placed on whipped cream.
9. Edible gold flakes sprinkled on dessert and plate.
10. Icing sugar dusted over tree and dessert.
New York Style Cheesecake Recipe
Thank you to Ms. Blondin for doing a fantastic job of working with the servers to train and lead them night-of, Ms. Schuh for her unwavering support and photography talent, Ms. Smith and her team for setting up the tables and decorating, Ms. Flynn and Ms. Correa for assisting and supervising the coffee area, Ms. Rogers for picking up and dropping off the rental dishes, to the Cafeteria staff; Ms. Beamish, Ms. Cruz, Ms. Kirbyson and Ms. Hunte for their support during Cabaret preparation time and to all other staff who helped out in any way, shape or form leading up to and after the event. Thank you to everyone! It couldn’t be done without your support and patience!
In the on-line world, I also had a team of people helping when timing got tight and we needed an extra helping hand. Huge thanks to Niner of We Choose Organic for editing our school logo to suit the Christmas theme, Mia at Ticings for the edible ink image logos for our dessert when our edible ink printer clogged up and we didn’t’ have time to order cleaning cartridges and fix, and to Katreece of The Chocolate Addict for answering all my chocolate questions in record speed!
p.s. If your’e reading this post and have any comments or questions for myself or the students, please feel free to leave a comment here, on Facebook, twitter or instagram. We’d love to hear from you!