16 January 2014

Tuxedo Dipped Strawberries


It seems that even my most cake-adoring clients are determined to take the healthier option this New Year. A couple of days ago I had a request to make something sweet to accompany an afternoon tea party; the celebration being the lady's son getting engaged. She wanted it to be a post-sandwich treat but nothing too naughty. I thought these hand-dipped chocolate strawberries in tuxedo attire would be the perfect option.


Although it's far from being British strawberry season, there are still some beautiful, plump strawberries available in the supermarkets - these ones I bought in Waitrose are imported from Egypt. Decorated with melted white and dark chocolate (I like to use Green & Blacks) they are absolutely delicious and only around 60 calories per strawberry.

Of course I would have preferred to have used them as toppers on a batch of buttercream chocolate fudge cupcakes but I have to respect my client's wishes! Happily, she was over the moon!

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17 comments:

  1. Just WOW! How did you get the 'V' shape so perfectly!?? Big thumbs up Caroline!
    (P.S. I tried that tzatziki... Amazing!)
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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    1. It's just getting the angle right as you dip it in the chocolate - keeps it nice and straight!

      So glad you liked the tzatziki! Such a simple but yummy dip xx

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  2. They're so cute!! Great idea :)

    Rosie xx

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  3. These look amazing! Such a great idea :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  4. These are absolutely genius!! X

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  5. Those look so so sweet!!
    Such a good idea for a delicious treat without failing any resolutions. Nicely done =)

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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  6. Caroline, these are utterly charming! You're such a genius! Gorgeous idea. I can't help but agree they'd be perfect on a chocolate fudge cupcake!

    Katie <3

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  7. These look delicious and oh so cute! Such a great idea :D xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

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  8. Awww those are gorgeous! (I agree with you though - better on a cake! Haha) xx
    The perks of being a hipster

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  9. Wow! Just bloody wow, these look amazing - such an adorable idea and so well executed, mine would end up looking like a big blobby mess haha! Two of my friends are getting married soon and because they have so many mutual friends, they're having one party rather than separate stag and hen dos...I think I might treat them to a batch of these bad boys as an early gift :)

    Hannah's Haven

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  10. These look incredible and FAR to good to eat. If I attempted this you wouldn't even be able to tell it started life as a strawberry! You are very talented.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  11. They're completely adorable!
    And your happy little face has cheered me up no end this morning :o)
    M x Life Outside London

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  12. These are absolutely perfect! I haven't made tuxedo strawberries for years and I'm pretty sure they didn't look as good as yours do xx

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  13. These are really cute - I'm amazed by your hand-eye coordination!

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  14. Awwwww....they are WONDERFUL!!!!!<3 <3 <3 You are an amazing cook!!!!

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  15. How did I not know this was what you did for a living?! You've got some serious talent! Those strawberries look so dapper in their mini tuxes! :o)

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