Monday, 5 December 2016

Syllabub Star Cups & Bake Box 6 Unboxing

My last Bake Box of the year arrived last week and I knew it would inspire me to get baking some Christmas themed treats! I love these Syllabub Star Cups filled with a lemon cream and topped with berries, they are so easy to make and they would be a fabulous sweet canape for your Christmas parties and gatherings! If you want to know more about Bake Box check out my other posts where I made Parisian Treats, Dress Biscuits, a Cherry Traybake and a Midnight Blue Velvet Cake.

This month's theme was Stars and Snowflakes and inside the box was:
  • A giant silicone star mould
  • Set of 5 star cookie cutters
  • Set of 3 snowflake icing cutters/plungers
  • 15 silicone mini star moulds
  • A snowflake chocolate decorating sheet
  • Santa and Snowman embossed cookie cutters
  • Silver edible glitter

Although I loved everything in this month's Bake Box, my favourite items were the embossed cookie cutters and the mini star silicone moulds.

There were six delicious looking recipes included with the Bake Box and I decided to make the Syllabub Star Cups as they looked so pretty and it gave me a chance to try out the silicone moulds. My boyfriend's family were also visiting and I thought they would make a great dessert.

I started by melting 150g dark chocolate and spooning it into each mould. I used a small clean paintbrush (I have one I use for food only) to brush the chocolate up the sides of each mould.

I put the chocolate in the fridge to set, which didn't take very long, and easily peeled off the silicone moulds.

To make the lemon syllabub filling I whipped together 2 tbsp sieved icing sugar, 200ml double cream and the zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon.

I piped the cream into each chocolate cup. I used a piping bag with the end snipped off.

I got some mint leaves, and chose several small ones. Then I tipped out some frozen berries to choose from. The recipe suggested warming up the berries and making a compote, but I decided to put the frozen ones directly on the cream then let them defrost in the fridge so I could get them out when it was time for dessert.

I put a larger berry like a raspberry, blackberry or cherry into each cup, then surrounded that with the smaller redcurrants and blackcurrants. Finally I added a mint leaf and a dusting of icing sugar. These make such a tasty and easy dessert, and any guests you have over Christmas will be sure to enjoy them! You can even easily adapt them for any dairy free guests by filling them with a coconut cream.

I'm linking these chocolate cups up with this month's Treat Petite, hosted by me this month, and Cakeyboi on alternate months.

And with We Should Cocoa hosted by Tin & Thyme.

And with Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie.

And finally with the Sunday Fitness & Food Link Up hosted by Ilka's Blog and Marathons & Motivation.

Disclaimer: I am sent the Bake Box free of charge, all opinions are my own

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Syllabub Star Cups
  • 150g Dark chocolate
  • 200ml Double cream
  • 2 tbsp (sieved) + more for dusting Icing sugar
  • 1/2 a Lemon
  • Mint leaves
  • Frozen berries
Melt the dark chocolate and spoon it into each mould. Use a small clean paintbrush to brush the chocolate up the sides of each mouldPut the chocolate in the fridge to set, then peel off the silicone mouldsTo make the lemon syllabub filling whip together the 2 tbsp of icing sugar, double cream and the lemonPipe the cream into each chocolate cup using a piping bag with the end snipped offPut a larger berry like a raspberry, blackberry or cherry into each cup, then surrounded that with smaller berries like redcurrants and blackcurrants. Finally add a mint leaf and a dusting of icing sugar


  1. These are so cute!! I love how you've decorated them :-) These would be perfect for Christmas parties. Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare!! Eb x

  2. Kat - this is such a beautiful dessert idea for the holidays! I really want to give this a try! I need to get some of the star silicon molds - I just love it! Pinning and stumbling!!! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks Ilka! You could mould them in other shapes too if you can't find stars :)

  3. How pretty and delicious too, I love those star shaped silicone moulds.

  4. You always share the prettiest recipes! This looks lovely and sounds delicious, thanks for linking up :-)

    1. Thanks Angela! Thanks so sweet of you to say!

  5. These are so pretty Kat and perfect for Christmas gatherings! Love the individual berries sharing space on the top xx

    1. Thanks Kate! They went down really well at a Christmas dinner I took them to :)

  6. Kat, such beautiful presentation and photos!

    For an especially lovely way to celebrate this wonderful time of year, check out our artisanal collection of rare teas from small tea gardens at our little family-run Eastcott & Burgess Tea Bottega.

    Love, Yulia

    1. Thanks Yulia! I will have a look next time I need a gift for a tea loving friend as I don't drink it myself

  7. These look gorgeous. What a great idea for parties or desserts. I like the idea of chocolate canapés too. I hoe you had a fab Christmas and that you'll have a very Happy New Year. Thanks for joining in with We Should Cocoa.

    1. Thank you! Chocolate canapes can never be a bad thing! :)