Paul A Young

How to make the perfect Easter Egg

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Course Description

Have you ever wondered how to make your own Easter egg? In this course master chocolatier Paul A Young will show you how you can create the perfect Easter egg at home.

This course will take you through, step by step, everything from which chocolate and cocoa levels to use, melting and tempering chocolate (to create the all important shiny finish on the chocolate egg), what to use to mould your Easter egg halves and how to create a thin even layer of chocolate, through to decorating your egg at a professional standard.

All of Paul’s chocolates are natural and handmade, so you'll be able to learn directly from an award-winning chocolate maker.

The skills demonstrated in this course will give you the artistic license to create chocolates or chocolate eggs in any shape and size, for any occasion.

You'll learn:

  • how to temper chocolate
  • preparing an Easter egg mould (and what to use)
  • sticking the Easter egg halves together (to form a perfect whole egg)
  • decorating ideas for your egg and how to get the whole family involved

The course includes:

  • 1 on-demand video lesson - presented by Paul A Young
  • lifetime access to the video, notes and interactive class
  • flexible classes - join and learn when and where you like
  • downloadable lesson notes
  • practical chocolate making assignment
  • access on your mobile, PC, Mac or laptop
  • small interactive online classroom - practice and chat online to students from around the world

Time to complete the chocolate Easter egg making course:

Every student is different but in general we think the whole course will take around 3 hours 45 minutes to complete including:

  • Video lessons: 45 minutes in total
  • Course notes: 30 minutes per lesson
  • Making your own chocolate Easter egg with decoration: at least 2 hours
  • Interactive classroom time: 15 minutes
  • Tutor feedback review (Expert level): 15 minutes

You'll need:

Paul will teach you how to temper chocolate on a tabletop - so you'll need a cool flat surface to spread the chocolate on.

He uses 64% Madagascan chocolate - you can use dark, milk or white chocolate.

  • Chocolate scraper
  • Palette knife
  • Metallic powders otherwise known as shimmer powder or lustre dust for decoration (colours Paul uses are copper, bronze, scarlet, gold, silver)
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Baking paper
  • Cutter or metal ring
  • Pan
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Hairdryer or heatgun
  • Digital thermometer (optional)
  • Artist or pastry brush
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Cotton glove or food handling gloves
  • Baking tray
  • Medium chocolate easter egg mould 12 cm from top to bottom made of polycarbonate (two halves in one mould) OR • Multiple egg mould (7cm eggs and 4 whole egg moulds) • (If you can’t buy a mould, buy a shop bought easter egg and use the plastic moulds that hold the egg in place in the packaging)

Optional for filling: Truffles, mini chocs

Optional: Decoration for egg piping bag, cocoa butter colourings, paint with edible food colouring, shredded paper

The course is suitable for all levels - beginnners to expert chocolate makers.

Ready to get started?

Just add the course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Paul on your Easter egg and chocolate making techniques and questions.

Any questions? Contact us by clicking on the orange speech symbol - we'd love to hear from you.

CPD Accreditation

Course activity has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office (CPDSO). The course equates to 3 hours, 45 minutes of CPD learning.
The CPD Standards Office. CPD Provider: 50276.

Course outline

  • How to create the perfect chocolate egg

    Join a vibrant community of others at home and learn together how to make the perfect chocolate egg just in time for Easter. With Paul's help you will learn how to temper chocolate using both the seeding and marble slab methods. Paul will also show you how to clean and prepare your egg mould, how to decorate within the mold and finally he will give you some ground-breaking ideas for how you can present your egg so it’s ready to be given as the perfect thoughtful Easter gift.

Choose how you want to learn

  • The Expert option


    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Paul A Young

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 1 week tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 1 assignment marked by Paul A Young
    • Certificate of completion and CPD hours
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 1 lesson with expert video & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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  • The Peer option

    Discover the benefits of group learning in an online interactive classroom of no more than 20 people. Get the most from shared knowledge and community study

    • Start course whenever you like
    • Practise what you learn with your peers
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 1 lesson with expert video & notes
    • 1 course assignment
    • Group chat & direct message classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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Buy this course for a business or group

You can now buy this course through your business or organisation for individuals and groups up to 20

Food & Drink classroom - how it works

  • Start anytime

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
  • Personal tuition

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

Meet Paul A Young

Paul A Young - Food & Drink
Paul Young is a groundbreaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for his craft and his cutting edge creativity have won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked amongst the world’s best chocolatiers.

While he made his name as a real life Willy Wonka, making delicious and original chocolates with unusual ingredients like marmite, black pudding and sweet fennel he has had a broad culinary career, previously working as head pastry chef for Marco Pierre White at Quo Vadis and Criterion.

He then began to specialise in chocolate, and opened his first shop on Camden Passage in Islington in 2006 with his business partner James Cronin. Since then Paul has been creating products that have won numerous industry awards, wowed customers and earned him the reputation he has today.

His first book ‘Adventures with Chocolate’ won the World’s Best Chocolate Book at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris, was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award and included in the Independent’s Top 50 cookbooks.

Paul is a regular on our television screens in the UK, with appearances including This Morning and Sunday Brunch, The Apprentice, Junior Masterchef and Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds and in the US on The Nate Berkus Show and The Today Show. In 2014 Paul was named Outstanding British Chocolatier by the International Chocolate Awards.

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Awards & Accreditations

  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Good Web Guide
  • Red Herring Winner
  • Education Investor Awards 2021 - Finalist
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year