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Old 02-16-2011, 06:01 AM   #11
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Oh and there's always,,,

truffles
macaroons
chocolate mousse in pastry shells

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #12
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Thanks for the ideas. This is not a jello type event, more a scattered Godivas thing over all, though I have had fun doing the jello/gummy thing in plastic cups for kids' parties. One thing that adds to that is to put a thin layer of white chocolate on the bottom to be the sand.

Mimi, we did a minis tower about 3 years ago for a 50's themed gala - served them on towers made of LP's and 45's, with black and white checked risers (actually various sized tin cans, covered in contact paper. That was a big hit and the serving piece covered the theme tie in.

I do have 350 coconut shell halves from salad service 2 years ago. Maybe they could be hot glued into service as a dessert display, with some shells. ...and some Godivas scattered around the base.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #13
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When my kids were little we made dirt cups but used vanilla cookies and pudding and called them sand cups. They could be made in elegant clear glasses and use the Godiva chocolate shells as garnish.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #14
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When my kids were little we made dirt cups but used vanilla cookies and pudding and called them sand cups. They could be made in elegant clear glasses and use the Godiva chocolate shells as garnish.
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1840...231201,00.html
Hmmm - maybe a white chocolate mousse, with chopped macadamia nut "sand" and chocolate shells...hmmm... couldn't be bad ...
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:10 AM   #15
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How about a dessert that reminds me of strawberry shortcake but is Shortbread Seashells with Black Pearls (aka blueberries). Use two soft-baked shortbread shell cookies with the flat sides together...then slightly open the fanned out part so it looks just like an opened scallop shell that is still hinged at the flat edge. Stuff the whipped cream in the opening, sprinkle the top of the cookies with confectioners sugar, and then lastly spoon some blueberries on and around the whipped cream as if they're spilling out of the opened shell and onto the plate.

There are two styles of shell pans. I like the more fanned out version though harder to fine (the less fanned version is also called a madeleine pan).

Click on this link and then scroll all the way to the bottom to see a photo of the plated Shortbread Seashells with Black Pearls.
http://www.onceuponaplate1.com/2009/...ach-party.html

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Old 02-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #16
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I vote for pina colada cupcakes (with cocktail umbrellas), maybe a small cake that has a sandy fondant with different chocolate shells (maybe with pearls for a little glam), or a white chocolate and coconut mousse (with a rum flavoring?) in your coconuts? I would stear clear of all things blue, no one really wants to eat something tinted to look like a Kmart Special.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:54 AM   #17
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Love the black pearls! ...and actually I do have the fanned out pans; it would be 24 at a time, sigh, but that's why God gave us the freezer, right?

BTB - I feel the same way about blue food, except for with kids, who are charmed by it somehow.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #18
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I keep thinking about strawberries since they are in season, maybe even as a decoration on a mini cheesecake, fanned out like a scallop shell.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:21 PM   #19
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Zhizara, the strawberry idea that keeps popping into my head is "drowned in Chocolate" - ganache dipped whole berries. They would work well with minis in a coconut shell tower, I think.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #20
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How about a chilled fruit soup. You can make it with lychees, bluberries(if you like to stick with the blue and white color scheme). There are so many recipes out there. It's elegant and should match your theme. You can garnish it with fresh fruit slices, zest, chocolate grating, mint, edible flowers etc.
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