Dessert Project

The photo is mine - the described desserts
@LadyDuck (118120)
Switzerland
October 1, 2016 7:56am CST
Tomorrow I have guests, the menu is already decided as per their request. Spinach and cheese cannelloni and chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes. As they were too much undecided about the dessert, they asked to me to prepare what I think it's the best. I am going through the photos of the latest desserts I have made to pick up ideas. In my photo, from top left to bottom right: - Double chocolate mousse - Orange custard tartlets, with chocolate shaped spoon - Apple and puff pastry roses - Strawberry cheesecake If I asked you to choose, which one would you like more?
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@topffer (29869)
• France
1 Oct 16
It is a torture to decide, they all look delicious. Chocolate mousse is one of my preferred dessert and you cannot be wrong if you offer a chocolate mousse, but I think that I would taste the pastry roses that I have never had before, it looks like a piece of art.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
The pastry roses (incredibly) are the easiest to make and they look very nice too. I think this can be a good idea.
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@topffer (29869)
• France
1 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Pastry roses look very nice, and I do not remember to have had this dessert. It can be a pleasant surprise for your guests if they do not know it.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
@topffer I am pretty sure that I have not yet prepared the roses for them, I made for my niece and her fiancee, who brought with them home all the leftovers.
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@hereandthere (22959)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
my first choice would be the strawberry cheesecake, but i'm willing to try the apple and the orange because they're unique and i might not be able to taste them again. if you say the apple is the easiest to make, then go for it, since you already have so many things to do, before, during and after.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
I will go for the easiest way and I will do something different for us during the week.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 16
@LadyDuck how did you make the chocolate shaped spoon?
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
@hereandthere I have a silicon mold. I melt the chocolate in the mold and let rest until completely cooled down. They are very easy to make.
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@Corbin5 (78348)
• United States
1 Oct 16
Well, I would choose the strawberry cheesecake due to it being a combination of two favorites of mine.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
I also love the strawberries and those are the last of the season for sure.
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@cacay1 (32050)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Oct 16
@Corbin5 , Love them all.
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@Corbin5 (78348)
• United States
2 Oct 16
@cacay1 Me too!!
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@marlina (60526)
• Canada
1 Oct 16
Strawberry cheesecake is my choice here.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
It's a no-bake cheesecake, very light. Also the roses are good, but the puff pastry is surely more "heavy".
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• Toronto, Ontario
3 Oct 16
I love everything so would have one of each--ha! Especially the tartlets with chocolate shaped spoon- they all look wonderful and you're a great baker to have made these!
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 16
@MarymargII I made the roses and cheesecake for my guests yesterday, but hubby asked for the mousse for one of the next days. I love to bake.
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@Juliaacv (21955)
• Canada
1 Oct 16
They all look like little works of art here. I think that I'd request the double chocolate mousse.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
It seems to be one of the most requested, I wonder if to prepare the roses (that are easy) AND the chocolate mousse.
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@Juliaacv (21955)
• Canada
1 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Is the mousse easy to make, I've never tried it. I have seen the roses online.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
@Juliaacv Chocolate is always a bit tricky to work. If you overheat, or if it enter in contact with water, it turns into a grainy, clumpy mess. I have the habit to make the mousse and it's not difficult to make. The important is to melt the dark chocolate at no more than 120 F and the white at 110.
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• Preston, England
1 Oct 16
I'd want to try them all, but the Strawberry Cheesecake looks really good - hope the meal goes really well
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
I have prepared the cheesecake and the apple roses (they are so easy to make), so they have the choice. Now I am making the cannelloni.
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@sishy7 (26595)
• Australia
2 Oct 16
I want more of... everything! They all look so delicious, and beautiful too... The photos look like something from a dessert or baking book, even better than some of them in there...
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
Thank you for the compliment, those are desserts that I have prepared during the last few weeks. I almost always take a photo, because I am saving my personal recipes as web pages. I plan to share them on a blog one day.
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@jennyjoy (2030)
• Bangalore, India
3 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Let us know when.I will look it up and try some. the easier ones.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 16
@jennyjoy I will, it's a project that I want to start soon.
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@CoralLevang (39658)
• United States
1 Oct 16
First of all, chicken marsala is my absolute favorite dish ever. And if I were choosing the desert, it would be the cheesecake. All of those look beautiful.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
I also like chicken Marsala and it was a lot of time that I did not make it. I am glad that they asked. My husband already said that anyway he want the chocolate mousse, if not tomorrow, during the next week. He is like a kid with desserts, I cannot understand how it is that he does not gain weight.
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@CoralLevang (39658)
• United States
1 Oct 16
@LadyDuck those are famous last words! I've often wondered why people's metabolisms have to be so different. There are just some things that aren't Fair! Haha
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
@CoralLevang You are right, I do not gain weight, but I check everything that I put in my mouth. He eats everything he likes. It's not fair.
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@rina110383 (21964)
1 Oct 16
I like strawberry cheesecake among the four.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
I think it's the lighter choice and very good too.
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@vandana7 (57183)
• India
5 Oct 16
Strawberry cheesecake is getting one vote too many...
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 16
@vandana7 I made the cheesecake, but I also made the apple roses, as they are pretty easy to prepare and they look nice.
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• United States
1 Oct 16
I would go with either one or number two since chocolate is my thing.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
I also love chocolate, surely my favorite dessert.
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• United States
1 Oct 16
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@cherigucchi (3943)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
Not so easy to decide. I wish I can have a taste of them all!
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
I fear that this is what my guests would like too.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Oct 16
Lucky, lucky guests. I think I'd be picking the apple roses although I love mousse too. And how clever to be able to make chocolate spoons. Vince is going to be very envious of you.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 16
I have a silicon mold to shape the chocolate spoon, it's very, very easy to make them. I want to try to make them double color too.
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Oct 16
@LadyDuck That sounds reasonably simple but it is very effective.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 16
@JudyEv They look nice even put on the saucer of the espresso coffee.
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@Platespinner (18055)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
Definitely strawberry cheesecake, although all of them look delicious.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
They are all good, I skipped the tartlets because they are the most complicated to make.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Oct 16
I'd be interested in trying out the apple and puff pastry roses. THey look and sound interesting, but I'd probably enjoy any of these.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
The apple roses look very nice, the guests are always surprised when I serve them.
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@Asylum (46767)
• Manchester, England
1 Oct 16
How about a Robin smoothie to go with the dessert.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
Poor Robin, he will have the puff pastry leftovers, I am sure he enjoys.
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@Asylum (46767)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Puff Pastry? Is this a Red Robin or a Pink Robin?
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
@Asylum He is a Red Robin, he does not look pink... not yet.
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@rebelann (30836)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Oct 16
I love the roses, it's beautiful and I can only imagine how tasty.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
The roses taste like an apple pie, because they are made of puff pastry and apples sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. They look nice on a table.
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@rebelann (30836)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Oct 16
I love apple pie @LadyDuck I can just taste them I'll bet your table looks really beautiful with those added as dessert. I would never have the patience to try to make them.
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
@rebelann I am not a very patient person, but I have patience to make and decorate cakes and to dress the table.
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• United States
1 Oct 16
Id like the strawberry cheesecake, a classic! Hope you have fun with your guests tomorrow :)
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
The most voted as been the chocolate mousse, but also the cheesecake had several votes. :) Thank you.
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• United States
1 Oct 16
@LadyDuck All desserts look delicious but I'm personally not a fan of chocolate mousse hehe. Next up I would Apple and puff pastry roses (looks beautiful), then the Orange custard tartlets, with chocolate shaped spoon (love the touch of chocolate spoon touch) & lastly the mousse!
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby The apple roses look beautiful and are easy to make so I am going for them, because I have also to prepare the cannelloni.
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@DianneN (57252)
• United States
1 Oct 16
They are all beautiful and look so tempting. I love tarts and cheesecake, so I would make them both! Which did you choose?
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
I made the cheesecake and the apple roses. I finally went for the easiest to make.
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@DianneN (57252)
• United States
2 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Any of them would be good choices, but with all the cooking you did, the easiest makes sense. I'm sure everything not only looked delicious, but tasted delicious, too!
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 16
@DianneN Our guests were satisfied and appreciated everything I served. I know that my customers always come back.
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@pgntwo (21363)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Oct 16
The strawberry cheesecake gets my vote! Meraviglioso!
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
Thank you. I made a bigger one, I prepared the small one just for the two of us at the end of August.
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@pgntwo (21363)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
2 Oct 16
@LadyDuck I bought a frozen baked vanilla cheesecake in Lidl couple of weeks ago, must unearth it - it needs to defrost for 12hrs. It looks nice, but yours looks nicer...
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
@pgntwo I have tried frozen cakes from Aldi that were not bad at all, home made is better.
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@Cmackk (258)
• Cleveland, Ohio
2 Oct 16
Not a big fan of deserts but if I was it looks good , u have me thinking bout changing my mind lol
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
I would skip everything for a dessert, I especially love chocolate.
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@Cmackk (258)
• Cleveland, Ohio
2 Oct 16
@LadyDuck I like chocolate covered peanuts lol
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 16
@Cmackk They must be good, I am allergic to peanuts I cannot eat them.
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