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12 Weeks of Christmas, Week #10, White Choc Mousse X’mas Tree in Choco cups

I cant believe we are already in our 10th Week of WOCC. I vividly remember deciding my first submission for this event like only it was yesterday.

I really had lots of fun through this event, and have gotten to know so many talented bloggers out there. I cant thank Abby enough for organizing this event. But i guess all good things come to an end don’t they? Sigh. I can only wish that i would be able to participate in this all over again next year!

Anyways, let’s move on from the gloom and embrace the festivities at its max! For this week, i have decided to make a white chocolate mousse Christmas Trees in chocolate cups.

The original plan was to shape them like white christmas trees. But i guess my retarded piping skills sort of got in the way. So instead of pipping them tall with tapered tops, i could only make them short and stout, kinda like a dwarf versions of a tree.

No one guessed that these were Christmas Tree wannabees though. They just thought of these as some other fancy dessert.

Despite the obvious little yellow stars i made out of cookie icing, and painstakingly positioned on their tops.

Or the decorative sprinkles around the piped mousse.

But that’s okay. Even with their obvious height issues, they were still able to draw an “ooh, that’s so pretty!’, and a “these are cute”ย  from some of their end consumers.

Oh well, i guess u can’t win them all.

As for how they tasted?

Well, they ARE chocolate cups and white chocolate mousse. I mean with that kind of double chocolate, i dont think anyone can go wrong.

So till i get better at piping, these will have to do.

Recipe :

For the chocolate Cups:

200 gr Dark chocolate

– In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate until smooth. Dip a paintbrush into chocolate and paint a thick coat ofย  to the inside of the cupcake liners. Set aside to cool and harden*. Apply a second coat if necessary and let dry.

* You can of course speed up this process by placing it in the refrigerator, but somehow, my chocolate cups sweat when i do that, so i rather let them air dry at a cool room temperature.

For the white chocolate mousse:

150 gr white chocolate

150 gr heavy cream

1. In a double boiler, melt white chocolate till smooth, set aside to cool to room temp.

2. In another larger bowl, beat heavy cream till soft peaks. Drizzle in melted white chocolate and beat till you have a thick, pipping consistency.

Once chocolate cups are cooled and dried, peel cupcake liners off the chocolate cups, and pipe white chocolate mousse in its cavity. Decorate as desired.

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  1. nel
    December 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    These are just too cute! Love ’em๐Ÿ™‚

  2. December 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    The little stars on the greenery made me smile!!! Lovely lighting and composition! And the recipe looks wonderful – I could so pop a few of these in my mouth right now with a little cup of coffee!

  3. December 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    So cute, and such a great idea! I might make mine with a dark chocolate mousse, though…๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. DG
    December 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Cute mini christmas mousse! Love all the photos taken, colourful, cheerful, and cookies look so yummy!

  5. December 3, 2010 at 12:18 am

    What a great idea! I’m going to do some of those using a chocolate mousse mix.

  6. Kym
    December 3, 2010 at 2:52 am

    How cute!๐Ÿ™‚

    Did you come up with the idea or were you inspired by others?

    • crustabakes
      December 5, 2010 at 5:45 am

      i guess i was inspired by the many chocolate peanut butter cups out there. LOL!

  7. December 3, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Brilliant idea … and fairly easy to whip up as well … they look great … thanks for sharing!!!

  8. December 3, 2010 at 7:01 am

    These are too cute! They sure would dress up any cookie platter!

  9. December 3, 2010 at 9:38 am

    You’re so artistic that I’m in awe whenever I see the goodies you’ve created. These are almost too pretty to eat.

  10. December 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Love this, it’s so pretty and festive! Bet the kids will love these! Thanks for the pretty idea. :))

  11. Sue
    December 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    These are ADORABLE and I LOVE the chocolate cups! Amazing photography skills!

  12. December 4, 2010 at 7:38 am

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  13. December 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    These are gorgeous! I think they look beautiful and your piping skills are far better than mine. They’re almost too pretty to eat! :o)

  14. December 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Super cute!! They look like little cupcakes!

  15. December 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I think they’re gorgeous! An I do think they look like little trees.

  16. December 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Absolutely loving this idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I am your newest follower!

    xo

  17. December 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Too adorable for words. Perfect for Xmas!

  18. December 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    These look delicious, and I agree, oats get neglected sometimes in baking. And LOL, I’d argue they are healthy by comparison with some other cookies.

  19. December 6, 2010 at 2:15 am

    These look fantastic. What a fun idea. I bet they would be fabulous with a no bake cheesecake filling too.

  20. December 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    These look great and I totally thought they were Christmas trees before I read your post!๐Ÿ™‚

  21. hu
    April 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    They’re lovely! I’m a real fond of that kind of activities and they’ve just caught my eyes. Congratulations!…

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