How to make strawberry truffles, from the Sweet Designs lifestyle book.
Read on for a review of Sweet Designs and the recipe for strawberry truffles.
I’m also feeling rather lame in my party ambitions after reading the fabulous list of themes you’ve all either hosted or hope to one day host. Mermaids, poodles, princesses, ladybugs, pirates, dragons and skulls. Gardens and tea and chocolate and bubbles. Fish, baseball, Monopoly, owls, bunnies and vintage robots. Jane Austen and Downtown Abbey. Luau, travel, masquerade, sassy diva, rock star, popping out baby shower, Broadway, milk and cookies, cowgirl and pink zebras. Glow in the dark, superhero, camping, lego, ninja, candyland and Star Trek. Hot air balloons, sprinkles and polka dots. Cats and dogs and bees. Seinfeld, World of Warcraft (my husband would appreciate that), Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, Eloise and Wizard of Oz. Lemons and strawberry and sushi. Or a 1950s ice cream shoppe, 1950s housewife, roaring ‘20s or (my decade of choice) ‘80s. Sheesh, I better up my game!!
I just got a second copy of Amy Atlas’s crazy fantastic book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, and since I give and give and give, I’m giving it to one of you. If you don’t already have this 300-plus page book o’ party design fabulousness from dessert stylist pro Amy Atlas, then I’m guessing it’s on your wish list.
Want to learn more about what’s inside? I yak on at length about Sweet Designs in this review HERE.
And here’s one more glimpse, at a yummy recipe for Strawberry Truffles, found on p. 153, part of the oh-so-pretty-in-pink “Darling Dots” party. I whipped up a batch in no time. Easy, quick, tasty and make-ahead. So perfect for a dessert table.
how to make Strawberry Truffles
from Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, by Amy Atlas, Hyperion Books 2012, p. 153
2 2/3 cups white chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, softened
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
1 cup pink sanding sugar or pink dusting sugar
1. Stir the softened butter and strawberry preserves into the melted chocolate until combined. Cover in plastic wrap and chill until firm enough to scoop, about 1 hour. (Note by me: I accidentally fell asleep and chilled mine for 4 hours, but I just let the mixture sit at room temp until easily scoopable.)
2. Scoop flat tablespoons of the truffle mixture and, using your hands, roll the truffles into balls. Place on the baking sheet and chill again until firm.
3. Put the sanding sugar on a dinner plate. Roll the chilled truffles in the sugar. Arrange the truffles in a bowl and place on the table.
Makes about 30.
And now… THE GIVEAWAY!!
For a chance to win a copy of Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas,
leave a comment here before Thursday, May 17, midnight EST
telling me a party theme (any!) you’ve thrown or want to throw.
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UPDATE! Congratulations to Stacy! Her comment was randomly drawn to win the book. Thank you to all for participating! Check back next week for another great giveaway.
m.e (cathie) says
following you on FB
m.e (cathie) says
would love to throw a vintage tea garden party. pretty cups, flowers yummy desserts
Michelle G. says
I think it would be cool to throw a hot air balloon themed party. I went to a hot air balloon festival last summer and it was so magical. Thanks for the chance to win!
i really want a spa party (get manicures and pedicures) and amazing cocktails
Kara Brown says
Throw a Healthy kids Party. Serve Veges and fruit for Party food and give seeds and little shovels as favors so they can grow there own veges at home.
The Amy Atlas Book looks great, we dont have it here in New Zealand so Im hoping I win.
Im now following you on facebook and twitter
Kristine K. says
Hi 🙂 I would love to have a fresh prince if bel air party. It might seem odd but we have developed a recent upsessin with the ancient tv show.
Oh, I want to have a Pirate’s Party for my little boy! 🙂 (It’s that, dinosaurs or lightning mcqueen..) And I’d love a chance to win the book.
And I’m following you on twitter!
Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy says
I’d like to throw a transportation theme party for my toddler! Thanks for the chance!
Mi piacerebbe una festa a tema marino, grazie per questa possibilità ma ci vorrebbe davvero tanta fortuna ciao rosa.kreattiva dall’italia
ti seguo su facebook e pinterest 😉
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more says
Oh the last party we had was a lego star wars party, so much fun!
Just threw a vintage superhero party for my 4-year-old and it was a blast!
Now following you on Facebook and Pinterest! 🙂
I would love to throw a 20s era party!
Already follow you on Pinterest and Facebook.
I regularly do an “Afternoon Tea” for 40+. I would love this book to give me some fresh new ideas!
I would love to throw a Ladybug themed party 🙂 For me 🙂 🙂 🙂
I would throw an Olympics party. What a great giveaway!
I just tweeted my Olympics choice, too 🙂