Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Smallest Strawberry Shortcake

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This bamboo tube is very sturdy and can hold up quite many sticks, and the bamboo also give a natural look to the presentation.

... ... I've ever made.
I had been one party that the hotel's chefs made the desserts very very small. I guess since the desserts were served throughout the whole party time (love it!), they were considered as gourmet hors d'oeuvres as well, thus the tiny portion couldn't stuff us up too soon. Tiramisu, mousse or cheesecake was able to fit into a doll's cup; they all were so adorable that I almost couldn't bear to eat them.... almost!
Tomorrow I am hosting a gathering in my small apartment, so now am trying this teeny-weeny shortcake. Each cake is hold up by a long stick before putting into a bamboo tube. I can actually put quite many sticks into one tube, this way also solves the space problem. And to save time, just get store-bought mini cookies and use them as the shortcake (mine is mini Chips Ahoy! :) :)

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To make my smallest strawberry shortcake, you will need:

  • mini cookies, like Chips Ahoy!
  • Whipped cream
  • strawberry
  • fresh herb for garnish
  • long sticks and a bamboo tube for presentation
First, freeze the mini cookies for a few hours. Use a very sharp knife (with a fine tip) to dig out a small hole from the cookies' bottom. Pipe the cream into the hole, top with diced strawberry, garnish with fresh herb. Gentle poke a stick to the top (now is bottom) of the cookie. Place quite a few of sticks into a tube and make it like a bouquet. Whipped cream may lose the stability in a hour. If you want to make the shortcake a few hours ahead, you can replace with cream cheese, and glaze the fruit with diluted apricot jam. Keep in fridge, uncover, until you serve.

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The bamboo tubes are supplied by Restaurantware

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19 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So cute! I love the idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

lena said...

i'm sure all your friends will be very impressed with these shortcakes! i really like your creativity!

cxu said...

these are so adorable! very creative!

Anh said...

ha! so cute! xoxo

Mamatkamal said...

So cute, such a great blog!
Cheers

Vatsala. said...

First time at your place. LOved it. Impressed by your clicks.
I'm not getting any way to follow you. Please tell me how can I follow you.
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Gattina Cheung said...

Vatsala, thanks for your sweet comment and visit :) unfortunately I don't know how neither... maybe other blogspot users can help (?) thanks in advance.

Rita said...

Gattina, you always out-do yourself! This is gorgeous and original. xoxo

Hannah said...

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pigpigscorner said...

OMG that's so cute! Great presentation.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

So cute! You are so creative.

MesmerizingBakes said...

you've got lovely blog! those photos and and wonderfull and so creative!

i've got no doubt that it tastes like it lookes like :)

take care :)
Ania from Poland

lena said...

hi, just coming back to chk your posts..still on holiday? take care.

The Hungry Housewives said...

I am just loving this idea (am going to make for my next event!) and I agree with the other gal who asked about following you. I SO wish you had a Facebook Fan Page to post your Blog so I can follow you more easily. Your Pizza Cones are the first recipe I have ever seen on a blog and made- we're eating it as I type!!! Thank you for sharing

Christine@Christine's Recipes said...

Aw, do you know how I love your presentation of these shortcakes? Beautiful.

ChichaJo said...

This is both ingenious and adorable! Love it!

The Culinary Chase said...

Gorgeous, as always! Cheers!

Tatyana said...

wow! this not only looks but tastes fantastic!
congrats!
have a nice day!

Patricia Scarpin said...

They are the smallest you have ever made and they are the most beautiful I have ever seen! Those are precious, Gattina - what a wonderful idea for a dinner party!