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” 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.
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 of 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.