Truffle Tree Questions

Sugar Work By doodledo Updated 15 Sep 2009 , 2:41am by doodledo

doodledo Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 1:52am
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I can not remember who made this (sorry) but it was beautiful. What they did was have a choc cake as the base and then a truffle tree on the top of the cake. I just want to make the tree. I know or think I do to use a styrofoam tree shape but how do you or what do you poke into the truffle that will hold it up on the tree? Will certain fillings work better than others?

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backermeister Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 2:07am
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Normal ganache fillings will work fine. You can place them on toothpicks that have been placed in the styrofoam or they can be attached with melted choc but this takes more time and is less stable. They sell cone shaped styrofoam at most craft stores. icon_smile.gif

doodledo Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 4:21pm
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Thank you. I wasnt sure if the tooth picks would hold them properly. I am going to have to try this.

backermeister Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 6:07pm
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I do recommend placing your toothpicks into the styrofoam first then place your truffles otherwise they might end up squished and could melt from the heat of your hands. icon_smile.gif

doodledo Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:41am
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Good tip.

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