Strawberry Tuxedo

May 14th, 2006  | Category: Chocolate, Fruit

Strawberry Tuxedo 2

Is there a better way to eat strawberries than to just dip them in powdered sugar?

Well, of course there is.

Strawberry Tuxedo

It is to dip them in chocolate.


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  • 15 strawberries
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 ounces white chocolate


  1. Chop chocolates and place in separate bowls.
  2. Place these bowls over a pot of barely simmering water and let stand until melted.
  3. Stir until smooth, set aside and let cool for a few minutes.
  4. Dip strawberries in white chocolate and place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  5. Dip sides of the strawberries in bitter chocolate. Back to the refrigerator for 10 more minutes.
  6. Dip a thin paint brush in bitter chocolate and draw the bow tie and buttons.
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  1. 1 - cilek on May 16th, 2006

    Cenk ,seni tebrik ederim yaratıcılığın için.Etkinlikte en ilginç çalışma sensin.Çok güzel ellerine ,fikrine sağlık.Bana da uğra .Ayrıca etkinliklere mutlaka katıl özgün çalışmalarının devamını görmek isterim.Sevgiler.

  2. 2 - arzu on May 16th, 2006

    Hımm,çok titiz çalışmışsın doğrusu.Bunun bir benzerini pasta süslemesinde görmüştüm.Onun yanında çilekten bir de gelini vardı.Çok şeker olmuş,eline sağlık.

  3. 3 - lale on May 17th, 2006

    çokk şeker bunlar ya..hemen yapmalıyım..çok tatlılar gerçekten.elinize sağlık..

  4. 4 - Obur Kedi on May 17th, 2006

    Gercekten cok guzel bir dusunce. Yalniz insan bu kadar ugrastiktan sonra nasil kiyip da yiyecek bu guzelleri? 🙂

    Elinize saglik.

  5. 5 - keiko on May 18th, 2006

    Cenk, you are brilliant!

  6. 6 - swell on May 18th, 2006

    cenk..this is awesome!!! looks sooooo yummy and classy…and i truly think that this is the most simple yet creative one of all the “eat strawberry” theme creations…i wish we could have those giant strawberries that they sell in U.S. but the ones that are sold in turkey are relatively smaller 🙁 looks great for after dinner 🙂

  7. 7 - Cenk on May 18th, 2006

    Cilek – Cok tesekkurler. Ben de en kisa zamanda sizin cilekli pankek tarifinizi deneyecegim.
    Arzu, Lale, Obur Kedi – Guzel yorumlariniz icin tesekkurler.
    Keiko – Thank you very much for the encouraging comment.
    Swell – I also wish we had the giant strawberries in Turkey, too. I remember the ones that were sold in Pier 39 in San Francisco.. they were nearly the size of a tennis ball.

  8. 8 - Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy on May 24th, 2007

    That looks really great – I can only imagine the patience you had to have to paint those strawberries!

  9. 9 - Steamy Kitchen on May 24th, 2007

    That is so CUTE. Can I order a dozen? 🙂

  10. 10 - Emily on May 25th, 2007

    Godiva will make these for you if you’re really nice and order ahead. It’ll cost, tho.

  11. 11 - Emily on May 25th, 2007

    Also, if you have a candy thermometer, the proper way to temper chocolate for dipping is to raise it to 100 and then lower it to 89 (where you dip)

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  13. 13 - kellypea on January 10th, 2008

    These are so cute! We were served a few at a Restaurant Association dinner last year and they were a hit with everyone. Thanks for the info!

  14. 14 - arundati on February 20th, 2008

    this is fabulous….the tuxedos are so cute……

  15. 15 - Greg on March 25th, 2008

    The design looks amazing despite the simple preparation – and yes, they look really delicious! I love chocolate myself and having it would certainly enhance the taste of strawberries!

  16. 16 - JAI on July 17th, 2008

    I love growing and eating strawberrys that much that i am doing a 40,000 word report on them

  17. 17 - luv0food on October 3rd, 2008

    That’s a nice looking strawberry! I’m going to try this out one of these days and try to replicate this.

  18. 18 - Mrs Ergül on February 10th, 2011

    Cenk, these are too cute!!! You got me at the bow ties!

  19. 19 - Connie Yildirim on February 11th, 2011

    They look so cute. All dressed up and ready to be…eaten!

  20. 20 - Jay on January 18th, 2012

    just thought i’d let you know i linked you over at my blog:
    these are super adorable. i found them while searching for inspiration for my own wedding, and couldn’t resist passing them on.
    thanks for sharing!

  21. 21 - melanie on February 24th, 2012

    you are an artist!

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