Monday, October 10, 2011

White Chocolate Raspberry Trifles . . . from Kristan of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

So, remember that I told you we're doing photography for the book this week?  Well, I have two super special guest posters here while I'm, um, up to my elbows in icing.

Meet Kristan, from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  Kristan's blog comes with a warning....do not read in a public place unless you want to have people staring at you while you sit by yourself laughing out loud with tears streaming down your face. (Trust me.) Kristan's blog is hilarious...and delicious.

One more thing....I've had the pleasure to meet Kristan and she is just as funny & adorable & sweet in person...and she really does sparkle...and carry fruit roll-ups in her purse...and smell like sugar.  I love her.  You will, too.





Hi Bake at 350 readers!!

I'm Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and I am so excited to be posting for Bridget today. Besides being a fabulous blogger and a talented cookie decorator, Bridget is also one of the sweetest people I've ever met.

And she's tall. And wears cute clothes. And has pretty, curly hair.

I sort of have an obsession with people who have naturally curly hair, because when I was in junior high and high school I wanted curly hair more than anything. I'd wash my straight hair every night, then spray it with gel and roll it up in pink sponge rollers. It took forever and was basically impossible to sleep on. But, I was dedicated.

Then one day my 10th grade year, I rushed into Health Class and flopped into my chair, not realizing that my giant mass of waist length curls had landed on the desk of the boy behind me.

Who just happened to be majorly hot and drove a motorcycle to school. And also, I had never talked to him. Ever.

So I froze. I was too nervous to even move my hair or speak to him, so I sat there hoping that he would say something. And hopefully, that something would be about how beautiful my hair was and how he wanted to spend the rest of his life braiding it or whatever.

But when he spoke up...there were no romantic whisperings. He was kind of irritated. When I turned around to respond, I saw that my hair had taken over his entire desk. Like a giant desk hair monster or something.

Seriously, why hadn't anyone ever told me that my curly hair was HUGE???? So awkward.

And that was the end of my curls.

But the thing with Bridget is that she has the hair I had IMAGINED myself having. Only, mine was made up in my mind and hers is cute and real.

Also, when I said earlier that I was obsessed with Bridget's hair, I meant the good, wholesome kind of obsessed. Not creepy shrine and black and white photos pinned up on the walls obsessed. So...yeah.

Anyways. Bridget did a guest post for me awhile back and she made beautiful Chocolate Raspberry Truffles using her favorite recipe for Raspberry Sauce. So when she asked me to do a post for her, I knew I wanted to make a recipe using her Raspberry Sauce as well. I've been meaning to try it for ages and this gave me the perfect excuse.

These trifles are layered with yellow cake, white chocolate mousse (sort of) and Bridget's Raspberry Sauce. They're quick, easy, and super schmancy.

(click here for printable recipe)

INGREDIENTS

2 oz white chocolate (I used part of a Ghiradelli baking bar)

8 oz tub Cool Whip

Yellow cake, baked and cooled (I used Duncan Hines mix and baked it in a 10x15x1 inch jelly roll pan so it would be thin)

A batch of Bridget's Raspberry Sauce, cooled

Thaw Cool Whip in the fridge. Once it's completely thawed, place white chocolate on a plate and melt in the microwave. Mine took about 2 minutes to completely melt. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then stir the melted chocolate into the Cool Whip. Once it's fully combined, put your trifles together.

Using a small round cutter or a glass, cut circles of cake that are the same size or a bit smaller than the bowls you will be using. Layer a spoonful of raspberry sauce, the white chocolate "mousse", cake circle, more mousse, and top it off with another spoonful of raspberry sauce.

Serve to fancy people.

Or do what I did and eat it for lunch. Delicious!!

Thanks so much to Bridget for letting me visit and I hope to see you over on my blog, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Have a fabulous day!!

29 comments:

  1. Mmm love this! Great guest post today :)

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  2. Hey girls! Bridget thanks for having Kristan here while you are off being super-book-author/publisher/hair model. Kristan I get the curl love. I have been forever cursed to the middle-world of wavy hair. Wannabe.

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  3. Trust me if you have curly hair you'll want straight...
    BUT Bridget's hair is the perfect curly, not like my half curly, half frizzy mess.

    Such a fun post :)

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  4. This looks so delicious! I love how easy the white chocolate mousse is too!

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  5. I love both of you and your hair like it is. And these, these trifles look really lovable too.

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  6. Maybe if my curls looked like B's and not a giant puffball, I'd like them...but I'm always down for desserts that make people forget that I came from the sticks :-) PS-I wonder how many people don't know we speak the truth when we say...you really sparkle...

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  7. How far in advance can you make these and still have them hold up? They look like a great holiday dessert, but can you make them ahead?

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  8. Congratulations Bridget- well deserved! And thanks for having Kristan on as a guest post. Kristan is my favorite person on facebook to follow and I do often laugh out loud. The fact that the two of you are friends isn't surprising to me at all. You both are the funniest people that I've come across in my cupcake challenge. Best of luck and I'll definitely try the raspberry sauce. Yummy.

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  9. Ohhhhh my!

    These sound insanely delicious! And, I love Kristan. What a perfect combo! :)

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  10. These trifles are gorgeous! And I love the flavors.

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  11. Nobody rocks the curls like Bridget!!

    Love these trifles! Chocolate and Raspberries is my all time favorite combo!!

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  12. That looks great, I love a good reaspberry sauce!!! I too wanted beautiful curly hair in high school, but my awkwardness in relation to hairstyling led me more towards the big, fat, hair sprayed frizzy mess that is forever plastered in my high school year book....sigh

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  13. they look so sweet!! I like small desserts that leave you satisfied and happy :)

    http://bitstreats.blogspot.com/

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  14. Mmmmm this looks SO good!!! I love that raspberry sauce.

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  15. Beautiful looking little trifles and a great post! I love Bridget's hair and I also love your straight hair. Mine is too thick and too wavy. I have to wear it very short and have had the same boring cut for more years than I can count. Letting it grow longer is out of the question, the longer it grows, the bigger the waves get and they overtake my small face and frame. Besides, at my height, age and my stage of grey, I'd just look like a little old troll! LOL

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  16. How adorable are these!
    LOVE these cute little raspberry trifles!
    Also LOVE Kristan to pieces!
    I tell her all the time she needs her very own sit~com!
    I'd never miss an episode!
    She's a doll~baby....and everything she creates in her kitchen is CUTE!
    Just like she is!
    xo
    *Sending you oooooooodles and ooooooooodles of hugs and warm sweet wishes for the photo shoot Miss Bridget!
    Love you~

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  17. Super schmancy looking indeed! Need to try this out!

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  18. HILARIOUS!!! Curly or straight hair, you're both beautiful inside and out!

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  19. Feeling you on the curly hair....I have somewhat curly hair but it just winds up being a frizzy mess, nothing like my 12yr olds hair or Bridget's which are both to die for. So I flat iron mine.

    Anyway about your amazing dessert. Girl where do you get all the yummy ideas? Well you are the Cookbook Queen so I guess you are bound to have all these yummy bits of goodness stashed away somewhere. Glad you aren't greedy and do share though....Your momma taught you right. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  20. Oh, I have spent 20-something years trying to figure out how to deal with my naturally curly (dying-to-be-frizzy) hair. Believe me...we envy the rest of you. Those of you who haven't had the experience of breaking multiple combs, brushes, and other accessories IN your hair.

    The grass is always greener, m'dears. ;)

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  21. These look great! I love small deserts

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  22. What a fun post and recipe! I'm sure your hair was wonderful back then. I can see why you said her blog should come with a warning - Kristan IS funny...and I enjoy her blog very much!

    I'm glad she introduced us and look forward to enjoying your blog as well!

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  23. This definitely looks like you could serve to fancy people! Love it!!!

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  24. I love it!

    This is really relaxing..love the recipe! :))

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  25. These are so cute and they sound so good!!

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  26. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen. I saw your blog on Houston Blogger Chicks website. I am in Houston also, and wanted to drop by and check out your blog. I am now a new follower. I can’t wait to read more!! If you get a chance I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen. www.colieskitchen.com

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  27. Estou encantada com os seus cookies, cada um mais bonito e criativo do que o outro, tem uns que parecem biscuits de tão lindos!Maravilhoso!

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