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Advancing Skills One to One Tailored Course - I loved learning about infusions and combinations of flavours, really easy to follow instructions throughout the course. Quality ingredients used. For 7 hours of one to one tuition it was a good price and well worth the travel time to get there (from near Blackburn).
S McCann


Here are some testimonials from previous customers!

I enjoyed this course tasting the different chocolate flavours and listening to the other participants thoughts on what the flavours were. Interesting course! Thank you Shona
Margaret Paterson - 7/4/2021
Handmade Chocolate Course: I was delighted with the variety of chocolates that I made. Superb value in respect of the professional instruction and the quantity of chocolates I made.
Margaret Robertson - 7/6/2021
Cake was absolutely delicious and was the subject of many photos shared with friends and family! Lots of care taken when delivering it in torrential rain.....thank you!
Mark Taylor - 2/25/2021
Privately booked group - "I thoroughly enjoyed our online chocolate making course. It was great to do something creative, with friends, learn some new skills & make lovely chocolates. I have never done anything like this before. With Shona's expertise, patience & delicious ingredients, we had a great time & made stylish chocolates. I would definitely recommend & hopefully will do again sometime soon. Thank you!"
C Castle - 7.2.21
Online Desserts Masterclass and Online Halloween Truffle Pops - Thank you Shona the classes were great and affordable, such a treat to be able to do them from home. Thank you for making these classes available to all of us in these difficult times. You could not have been more helpful, organised and very professional.
C Stuart - 18.11.20
A massive thanks for the cake - it went down very well and Louise was stunned and it tastes sensational!
M Lang - 21.9.20
Handmade Chocolate Course - very hands on, relaxing, informative, good practical advice - great tasting products!
E Dewar - 5.9.20
Always impressed at how organised Shona is with her courses and with the added pressures at the moment to ensure social distancing, the course ran very smoothly. There was a huge amount of different techniques to learn and everyone worked together to create a fantastic range of afternoon tea treats. It was a full day course and Shona had made it a busy one! Delighted with the end results and have some excellent recipes that I will enjoy making again. Shona is always very quick to answer any questions and is really good at sending links to equipment used on the course if you ask.
D Anderson - 18.8.20
Interesting and well paced class , lots to learn with all skills being transferable, and a really delicious end result. Shona teaches in a friendly and encouraging way.
N Ireland - 7/28/2020
A great opportunity to learn loads of new skills without leaving your house. The zoom classes are well planned and with ingredients packs available everyone should try them - you won't be disappointed.
D Anderson - 20.7.12
The online classes are great. It really feels like I am learning something really valuable during lockdown whilst not having to leave the house! Such great value and you get the ingredients sent to you in advance which couldn't be easier! The online classes are great and you really feel like you are in a 'real' class. I can't wait to do more!
N Mitchell - 13.7.20
I thoroughly enjoyed the first online Zoom chocolate session. Shona took the demonstrations at a pace we all could follow. With only minimal previous experience with chocolate making I was delighted with the resulting Raspberry Truffle pops which were very well received by family and friends
N Craig - 5/28/2020
Great one hour online course that resulted in delicious chocolate raspberry truffle pops that looked really professional! Loved it! Am already booked on to the next one!!!
A Gowland - 5/25/2020
Took part in my first online chocolate course with Shona and loved it. If you're looking for a great way to learn a new skill and produce amazing chocolate pops look no further! Can't wait for my next class!
M Simpson - 5/25/2020
Thank you so much, Shona, for an amazing time at your workshop in Blairgowrie on Sunday. Not only did you let us loose on your equipment and recipes but you allowed us to produce a beautiful array of chocolates to be proud of! It was beyond my expectations in every way. I particularly enjoyed the story and history of chocolate section from pod to end product...but not as much as the tasting :) If you have the chance to do this - just do it!!
C Harker - 16.10.19
We would like to thank you so so much for our truly amazing wedding cake. It was better than we could ever imagine. Some of our guests didn't realise at first that it was a cake, they thought it was made from actual wood! And the lemon cake on the top was to die for.
Emily and Anthony - 8/14/2019
Just a wee note to say a huge thank you for our making our beautiful cake, we absolutely loved it! All of our guests were raving about how fantastic all of the flavours were!
Mr and Mrs Hunter - 12.6.19
Excited to have done another course with the lovely Shona Sutherland from Taystful! Incredible work, an amazing inspiration and teacher in the chocolate and patisserie world.
M Norval Smith - 1/22/2019
I just wanted to say thank you so much for our amazing wedding cake last Saturday! Everyone commented on, not only how gorgeous it was, but how amazing it tasted!! Unfortunately, it’s all gone now :( But it was utterly delicious!! Thank you so much for the hard work you put into it!
Mr and Mrs Barclay - 9/1/2018
Another fabulous day spent in the Taystful kitchens with Shona. If you get the chance to do one of these courses grab it with both hands - you WON'T be disappointed. Professional, informative and most of all enjoyable.
M Simpson - 7/3/2018
I attended a one to one chocolate making course at Taystful. Shona was brilliant, explaining a lot about the techniques. Nothing was to much trouble and the course was beyond what I was expecting. One to one is a considered purchase, but well worth it!
S Harper - 3/16/2018
We can't thank Shona enough for such a fabulous wedding cake. Often cake that looks really good doesn't ever taste as good, however Shona proved that this doesn't have to be the case. Our cake fitted in perfectly with the theme of the day & people are still saying 7 weeks after our special day how nice it tasted! Thanks so much!
Mr and Mrs Taylor - 6/25/2017
I just wanted to say thank you so much! Our cake was absolutely amazing!!! Everyone commented on how beautiful it was, the flowers were just wow!! And it tasted fab! Thank you so much for everything! We had an amazing day and the cake just made it even better.
C & G Manzie - 7/15/2017
Shona, just wanted to say a huge heartfelt thank you for the amazing cake that you made us. It went down a storm! Everyone loved it!!!
Nicola and Richard - 4/2/2017
Our wedding cake was simply delicious all our guests commented on how light and moist it was! Could not fault Shona she was fab with everything, really took the pressure off knowing my cake was in excellent hands. Shona was extremely helpful in helping me decide what to choose for my wedding cake.
D Clark - 7/31/2017
You have been such a pleasure to work with Shona, thank you making our wedding cake such a special experience and it really did look and taste fantastic!
J Byiers - 6/23/2017
The cake, petitfours and shortbread cookies were all just amazing!!! Thank you so much for making our day so very special!!!
N and D Kees - 6/15/2017
Shona took on board our suggestions and we came up with the perfect wedding cake. Excellent communication all the way through which was wonderful. Our wedding cake was stunning! Outstanding quality.
N Jack - 4/23/2017
We ordered a cake from Taysful cakes for our Wedding in March 2016 at the Atholl Palace in Pitlochry. The entire experience from start to finish was a pleasure. Shona was very helpful and accommodating while we were determining the details on the cake design. Shona provided my whole family with a delicious cake tasting where we were able to see some of her fantastic chocolate work that was on display. The cake was personally delivered on our wedding day and Shona ensured that it was set up perfectly on display before leaving. The cake was absolutely stunning and exceeded our expectations, what a talent! Most importantly the cake tasted delicious and was gone within a few days of the wedding! I would highly recommend Taysful cakes to anyone looking for a beautiful, personalised and delicious wedding cake.
A Cleary - 3/19/2016
Shona made our wedding cake and was absolutely great throughout the whole process. We sent a picture to say what we wanted and she really did exceed the picture. The cake looked amazing and tasted great too. Shona kept in touch throughout the process and was so enthusiastic which was great. On our wedding day the staff at Fingask said it was the best cake they had seen, and they see a lot of cakes! Thank you so much for everything.
N Hailwood - 3/5/2016
The wedding cake you did for my son Andrew and his bride Tanya, was fabulous, the best I have tasted!
A Barrett - 8/8/2014
Really enjoyed my afternoon. The venue was good and Shona's tutor skills are great, she really takes time to explain. Will be back!
Catherine - 7/27/2014
Had a lovely day, highly recommended, learned lots of new tips!
Marion - 7/27/2014
Had a fantastic day, it went so quickly! Great teacher - very informative, learned so many techniques. Will be back for follow up on sugar flower making!
S Liston - 7/27/2014
Thank you very much for our beautiful wedding cupcakes! Our winter candy table looked amazing and the cupcakes were the talk of the night...they were incredibly delicious!
Mr and Mrs MacVicar - Nov-12
The cake was sensational!
Mr and Mrs Hunter - Aug-13
Thank you soooo much for Jenni's birthday cake Shona. It is truly awesome, like I are one very talented lady.
S Kettles -
Gary and I would like to thank you so much for the gorgeous wedding cake, it was better than we imagined, the figures were brilliant! Everyone commented on how gorgeous it was and it tasted amazing. Thank you again for making our wedding day so special.
Carol and Gary Hill - Apr-12
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