Friday, June 10, 2011

Bombing Mother's Day

I know, I know. You're not supposed to try out new recipes on guests. But my Mom doesn't count... and neither do my friends... not even my boss. Maybe the Queen of England, but I digress.

Cannelle et Vanille lured me into my first attempt at
chocolate mousse bombs.

In combination with Use Real Butter's post,
I concocted...

Butterfly Bombs


Buy silicone bombe molds (or Wilton Brownie Pop Molds)

Paint inside of molds with pseudo-tempered melted chocolate chips

• Remember, water is bad. It will seize the chocolate and cause grainy-ness!

No water in:
- the bowl you're melting in
- the spoon your mixing with
- the brush you're painting in
- the molds you're painting in

• Melting & pseudo-tempering technique a la Undercover Cupcake:
- reserve a handful of chips
- melt remainder for 1 minute on high in microwave
- stir and continue to heat in 30 second increments
- stir after each heating and stop before completely melted (should be able to stir to melt remaining lumps)
- add reserved handful of chips and stir until smooth

Let chocolate chill and set in between coats. I did 2 coats.

Make cookies

• I made chocolate shortbread cookies but next time will go with brownies!

Make mousse

Use Real Butter provided me with a good recipe.

Spoon mousse into large ziplock bag and cut off the tip.
Squeeze into chocolate coated bombs
At this point you can add a surprise, like a raspberry pressed into the mousse
Place cake round on top and press in a little bit

FREEZE (It's hammer time!)

It is very important that the bombs be rock solid frozen or they might crack during removal

Remove from freezer and float in a pan of hot water for 5 to 10 seconds.

Flip onto counter and attempt to pop them out.
• I will not pretend this was easy. But I got a method eventually. And the ones that cracked, I put a frosting flower over the hole!

They were very yummy though a bit messy to eat. It has been suggested that I make these for 4th of July and add chocolate fins so they look like real bombs! Or fireworks.


  1. Wow. They look awesome and delicious.

  2. YUM YUM!!! I've wanted to try those brownie molds. :)

  3. I can feel an extra couple a kilos have gone pounding towards me hips just thinking about these sweet tweets. thank you, Miss Sweet.x