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!!
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jessica w. says
I threw a she is going to pop themed baby shower!
jessica w. says
I follow you all of the ways you mentioned above
What a coincidence that I added this book to my wish list on amazon today! As a grandmother to two little girls I am always on the lookout for anything pink, fussy, frilly and sumptous. We have done a Fancy Nancy party, Here Commes Summer-flip flops and flowers and an ice cream social. Best was It’s Raining Cats and Dogs where each guest had ice cream in a dog bowl(new), bone shaped sugar cookies, etc. The gifts were donations to our local animal shelter such as toys, treats, food, blankets and collars. Most kids have all they need and the encouragement to share and give back made hosting this one special!Looking for new ideas, recipes and opportunities. Thanks for sharing.
M.Carmen B.S says
Hi there! I’m really in love with your posts, recipes, tricks, and of course, with that giveaway! I’d like to throw a shabby chic party with my friends 😀
Warm hugs! 😀
M.Carmen B.S says
I’m following you now on facebook too! 😀
Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming says
I’ve always wanted to throw an awesome Miss Spider’s Tea Party party! I loved that book as a little girl and her table was so cute! Lots of ways to use baking as decoration and set up a fun outside party!
I’m following you on facebook!!
Ladybug, strawberry, pirate, winter wonderland… I’d love to throw them all!
This book is def on my wish list!
Citlalli C says
A ZOO theme party!!! My son loves all the animals
I want to have a Downton Abbey themed party!
I would love to throw a candy magical garden themed party…
Already follow you on FB! Thank you!
Katherine Walter says
I have no reason to throw it (yet! At least. Find out if baby is a boy or girl on the 6th but since I’m pretty sure it’s a boy I don’t think I’ll get the chance..) but I saw this ADORABLE mermaid themed birthday party for the beach. I grew up around the US but never less than 10 minutes from the ocean so its a slice of nostalgia from my own little girl childhood years.