Australia Day Koala Truffle Pops
Nevertheless, an excuse to bake is an excuse to bake. And since my heart lies with the wildlife, it was typical of me to do a dessert so themed. Hence, the koala truffles were born.
The truffles were a bit of a throw together mish mash of baking leftovers; Madeira cake, orange buttercream and white chocolate. We'll call them orange-choc truffles.
They were also dipped in grey-tinted white chocolate.
The noses were made from dark chocolate dipped espresso beans, the eyes and mouth from gel paste. The ears were piped onto baking paper and 'spiked' with a toothpick, adhered later with more chocolate. Or, as my housemate referred to it as, 'gray goo'.
My favourite part is getting to do the expressions. Though I mainly stuck to happy ones, as it is supposed to be a celebratory day after all.
Getting smooth chocolate on my truffles has been a bit of a challenge for me, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.
This koala has a happy.
But this one has a sad. Om nom nom.
No recipe today, sadly. I didn't follow any procedure, really. I just processed my cake scraps into crumbs, mixed in my whole batch of leftover orange-flavoured buttercream, then mixed in melted white chocolate until they were truffle-ey enough. Highly technical, clearly!
x-posted here @ bakebakebake