A chocolatier based in Castlerock has been hard at work on their largest order ever — making over 50,000 chocolate discs adorned with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee logo set to be distributed all across the UK ahead of the milestone event.
The Chocolate Manor, in partnership with Scottish company Cobbs Cakes, created special Jubilee-themed cupcakes with white chocolate decals adorned with the royal logo.
The two companies have worked on a number of projects over the past eight years, but this is their biggest order to date.
The delectable desserts are set to be sent all across the UK to hospitals, care homes, hotels, cafes and not to mention all the Royal Parks in London where celebrations for the Jubilee are taking place next weekend.
A special larger version of the discs and handmade truffles are also set to be sent to the royal household through an initiative with Food NI.
Geri Martin is proprietor and chief chocolatier at The Chocolate Manor, which was established in 2012 in the Co Londonderry town.
Now in its 10th year, the chocolate maker has developed an array of bespoke chocolate pieces and has worked with a number of businesses and clients on a range of unique and different designs over the past decade.
Mrs Martin said that, prior to their most recent order of over 50,000 chocolate pieces, their biggest order was 15,000.
“We work regularly with Cobbs who supply Bidfood, one of the biggest catering suppliers in the UK, and when we started out we thought it would just be 8,000 in the initial order, but the number kept jumping and jumping!” she told this newspaper.
“We have handmade every single one of these pieces, piped by hand with no machine involved, so there has been a lot of hard work and dedication put in to making sure every piece is just right, it has been a real team effort by everyone at The Chocolate Manor.
“Since the start of April our staff have handmade and packaged 50,000 discs which really is fantastic.”
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