Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Died on Sunday

Last year for Valentine's Day, my husband, myself and some friends of ours went to Appleton for a Death By Chocolate tour of restaurants and bars. We had fun, enjoying some yummy treats and some oh not so yummy (really gross) treats. Since Valentine's Day was on Monday this year, and since one of the couples was going to be away, we didn't make it this year. So to make up for missing it, the couple who was out of town, had us all over for our own Death By Chocolate (minus the gross treats).

A week or two ago, I saw a blog about "chocolate covered strawberries". These strawberries were actually red velvet cake bites shaped like strawberries and the dipped in chocolate. After seeing them I knew I had to make some for the event.

Instead of red velvet cake, I made a strawberry cake. I have yet to have success with a red velvet recipe, and I didn't feel this was the time to try. So after I shaped the "strawberries", I dipped the tops into red candy melts.
Then I dipped the bottom half into chocolate and drizzled a little chocolate over them to pretty them up.
For the green tops, I made up a batch of marshmallow fondant. I used a flower cutter to get the shape and then pinched each petal to give it more of a leaf look. Now I did dry the tops for a while, which I later regretted since I had trouble attaching them to the strawberries. I think if I had turned this drying tray over and had used the rounder cups, it would have worked better for me.
I attached the green tops with a little water and my berries were ready to be displayed.

I also made Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Mallow Bars (not pictured) and three kinds of truffles, which I'll talk about next week.
Let me tell you, we all made pigs of ourselves and enjoyed all the chocolate that everyone had brought to share that day. Even the foot of snow that was falling outside couldn't stop us from enjoying the night. Thank you again to our friends Aimee and Steve for having us all over!


  1. WOW!!!! This is amazing! I'm blown away. :) You did such a good job.It sounds like it took a lot of time but they turned out beautiful <3

  2. Thanks. I really liked how they looked and tasted. :)