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Easter candy class planned

Tahoe Daily Tribune

On April 20 families will put on their Sunday best and head to church, children will giggle through backyard hunts and friends will gather together. Easter is quickly approaching and chocolate is the traditional gift of choice. People who plan to give chocolates this year should consider making them by hand. They can learn to make their own unique confections at The Chocolate Garden’s Easter candy class.

The hands-on class is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 and April 5 at 1202 Ski Run Blvd., inside the Black Bear Inn. For $35 Amy Thyr, owner of the Chocolate Garden, will show students how to make unique and scrumptious chocolates. In addition to the basics of working with chocolate, the class will cover use of candy molds, flat, filled, marbled and painted chocolates, truffles, dipped sweets and barks.

Thyr is a longtime chocolate aficionado and has spent the past eight years creating sweets and confections. The Chocolate Garden supplies area restaurants, businesses, private parties, weddings and special events with her original handmade treats. A regular participant in Reno’s Fantasies in Chocolate, Thyr is adept at pleasing large crowds of chocolate lovers while her background in graphic design contributes to her artistic flair in the kitchen.

To register and for more information call (530) 544-4849 or register online at http://www.thechocolategarden.com.