Chocolate Truffles Topiary
Did your mother ever say, “Look with your eyes, not your fingers”?
It’s next to impossible with this chocolate lover’s centerpiece!
1 round florists' foam topiary with dowel and base, 5 inches in diameter
Flowerpot to fit topiary base, about 6 inches in diameter
Rocks to weight flowerpot
36 to 48 chocolate truffles with firm centers, about 1 1/4 inches in diameter
Plastic wrap or aluminum foil
2 to 3 cups fresh raspberries
1 yard 1-inch-wide white and gold ribbon
Press topiary base securely in flowerpot (glue if necessary). Fill pot 2/3
full with rocks.
Insert toothpicks into topiary ball; push truffles onto toothpicks.
Line top of pot with plastic wrap; cover with raspberries. Tie ribbon into
bow on dowel.
Fresh raspberries out of season? Use fancy assorted nuts instead.
Place a Chocolate Truffles Topiary on bridal reception tables. Use ribbons
that coordinate with the bridal colors.
Source: Betty Crocker, TM of General Mills, Inc.
or make your own:
Rum Truffles - Cabernet