~ Love is in the air ~
Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away, do you have your gifts planned? Maybe something special for your children? Or your hubby? When I think of Valentine’s Day, sweet treats come to mind ~ Chocolate and Strawberries.
Recently I was thrilled to receive a special package in the mail from Wilton.
Their Cupcake Book (be on the lookout for some awesome cupcakes on Cupcake Tuesday), 2 bags of Candy Melts (I’ve been dying to try these), 3 containers of Sprinkles, Silicone Baking Cups and a Brush Set.
While flipping through the book, I spotted these chocolate cups, and the possibilities started running through my mind.
Wouldn’t your Valentine just love these Chocolate Cups filled with Strawberry Mousse?
They look so impressive, but they are really pretty easy. First I melted some of the Wilton Chocolate Candy Melts, poured about 2 overflowing teaspoons full into a Silicone Cup and used one of the brushes to spread the chocolate up the sides. I found it easier to hold the cup in your hand and gently tilt it while spreading the chocolate. Be sure that the chocolate is thick enough on the sides and smooth of the bottom. Place in refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until firm. Gently loosen the sides of the cup away from the chocolate, peel the cup away. I wrote the word Love on the plate with chocolate too
I filled some with Strawberry Mousse that I made with jello and whipped topping, just like the Raspberry Cordial Cupcakes. The others I filled with raspberries and blueberries. And drizzled a little chocolate over some and added a few chocolate sprinkles to the others.
I think these lollipops would be a huge hit at any classroom party. They are super easy. I started with a Wilton Double Heart Lollipop Mold (I bought this at Michael’s), melted the Chocolate Candy Melts and simply poured it into the mold. For the white accent, I melted the Candy Melts with Color Burst and painted it in the mold (this was a little time consuming, but easy) then I filled the rest of the mold with melted chocolate. Immediately add the sticks, rotate them so they are covered with the chocolate, place in refrigerator for 10 minutes or until firm. They pop out of the molds really easily.
Full Disclosure: I received these products from Wilton for a product review. I was not paid to write the post. The views of Wilton and their products are my own.
Be sure to mark your calendar, I’m having a Valentine Linky Party on Monday, February 1st. Bring your best ideas for Valentine Baking, Decorating, Dates or Fun for the Kids. And there will be some awesome giveaway too
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