A Sweet Tweet Surprise Twitter Dessert

Dinner tonight was greasy burgers from a take-away joint that’s been going since 1957 … there goes my new years health kick! #isittoolatetostartagainagain?

And yet somehow, the thought that families have been eating from the same diner for almost six decades is rather comforting. It makes us feel connected to the history of the place, connected to my community. #connectedisgood

That little diner was there long before I was born, before the internet was invented, before Twitter existed and long, long before the avalanche of requests for a surprise Twitter Cake.

Can I just say a big thanks to YOU … we might live in the same suburb or around the world from each other but the amazing thing about 2014 is that we can be connected. So what better way to celebrate connectivity than with a Twitter Dessert! #twittercake #sweettweet

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The jug that I used to make this dessert had a volume of 2L (0.53 gallons).

To make your own twitter dessert cookie cutter:

You will need Pure aluminium flashing from the hardware store. The one I used was 150mm wide and 0.3mm thick which allowed it to be easily bent but still hold its shape.
Here’s the twitter logo in various sizes to use as a template: twitter logos

Blue Chocolate Cremeux Recipe for twitter bird:
1 Tablespoon powdered gelatin
3 tablespoons of water
500g (17.64 ounces) white chocolate
550ml cream 35% fat
120g (4.23 ounces) egg yolks
60g (2.12 ounces) or 1/4 cup sugar
Blue food coloring
White food coloring

Stir together the gelatin and water and leave to one side.
Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar.
Break up the chocolate and place it in a bowl with a sieve over the top.
Bring the cream to the boil then gradually add to the yolk sugar mixture. Return this to the heat and warm to 80C (176 degrees Fahrenheit)
Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the gelatin and then pour through the sieve over the chocolate. Once melted stir to combine and add coloring.

White Chocolate Mousse Recipe
28g (0.99 ounces) gelatin
120ml water

6 egg yolks
80g (2.82 ounces) sugar
20g (0.71 ounces) cornstarch

600g (21.16 ounces) cream
260g (9.17 ounces) white chocolate
30g (1.06 ounces) milk
100g (3.53 ounces) cream
1 tsp vanilla essence

Mix the gelatin and cold water and set aside to bloom.
Whisk together the egg yolks sugar and cornstarch
Heat the milk, cream and vanilla to a boil and the slowly add to the egg yolks. Return to the heat stirring constantly bring to the boil and continue to stire for another 30 seconds..
Remove from the heat and stir in the gelatin mixture the pour through a sieve over the chocolate. Once melted stir well.
Allow to cool the room temperature then whip the cream to soft peaks and fold through.

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Twitter Dessert Base Recipe, pate de sucre

100g (3.53 ounces) plain or all-purpose flour
50g (1.76 ounces) cold cubed butter
35g (1.23 ounces) ground almonds
40g (1.41 ounces) powdered sugar or icing sugar
zest of one orange gratged and finely chopped
1 egg yolk
10 ml or 2 tsp fresh orange juice

Twitter Dessert Orange Glaze Recipe
200ml orange juice (approximately 2 1/2 oranges)
10g (0.35 ounces) gelatin
25g (0.88 ounces) cornstarch
150g (5.29 ounces) glucose syrup
280g (9.88 ounces) sugar
350g (12.35 ounces) cream
230g (8.11 ounces) white chocolate
orange colouring

Add 3 tablespoons of the orange juice to the gelatin and stir well.
Add 2 tablespoons of juice to the cornstarch and stir then add this to the rest of the orange juice.
Heat the glucose syrup and sugar in a saucepan to 300F (148.89 degrees Celsius) then add the cream. Continue to stir over the heat until smooth. Add the cornstarch juice mixture and stir over heat until thickens. Then remove from heat and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Pour through a sieve over the white chocolate and then add orange colour. Tap on teh bench to remove air bubbles and leave to cool until ust slight warmer than room temperature. Pour over the frozen dessert to glaze.

Chocolate Decorations
Optional – White chocolate to decorate, see the post with instructions for making chocolate decorations.

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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.
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23 Responses to A Sweet Tweet Surprise Twitter Dessert

  1. Chef Janina says:

    shadowhunters please!!!

  2. Lara Jones says:

    Something shadowhunter please….

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  5. Huma says:

    Hi Ann!
    Love your creations!
    Listen, it’s my moms birthday on 2nd of June and my parents wedding anniversary on 4th June, and I decided to make this dessert (because I wanted to do something special for them). The only problem is the logo, can you please suggest me two logos for My moms birthday AND my parents wedding anniversary..?
    A quick reply will be appreciated.. Thank you

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  7. SadarahGemJewel says:

    Hi Ann!
    I’m a huge fan of your artwork and crafts! I’m from the Philippines and I love baking always! But a little bit of problem comes.. I don’t know what to bake.. So I searched up the internet and saw this Twitter Mousse Cake of yours. And Gosh, I was fascinated by that! I saw how you did it on YouTube so I went looking for this site and Wolla!, saw this ” How to Cook that” website. But Hey Ann, I’m also a big fan of Mortal Instruments, already read all those books. I saw that you use a silhouette type of art in the Twitter mold,( Well for it was already in silhouette). I’ve got ideas in here.. Shadowhunters use runes to give power to themselves. I saw these runes, then I thought about this Sweet Tweet. I wonder if you could make a cake with this rune inside it. I like mousse, but could you make a recipe of a cake not a mousse, (sorry for being such a commentator). Or do you have any chocolate cake recipes in your site? Is it possible that you have a cake base on the outside and the carved out design is mousse or chocolate filling? By the way, too much of my talking out there, I just want to thank you for these recipes, I’ll try to do one for my Birthday this May 20, just to be turning out 14.. Have a great day Ann and May more Cherish recipes to come!

    Sorry, for my bad English:D

    here’s the rune:

  8. Natham Ta says:

    Hi Ann what hardware store did you get the aluminum sheet? I want to try and make a cannoli tube out of them

  9. Vaxxa says:

    This looks incredible. For laughs, I wanted to see the nutritional data. Here’s what it is for 8 servings: 1,600 cal, 94g fat (55g sat), 540mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 180g carbs, 1g fiber, 150g sugar, 24g protein. If you up the servings to 12, then it’d only be about 1,100 cals, 63g of fat (37g sat), 360mg chol, 210mg salt, 118g carbs, 1g fiber, 100g sugar, and 16g protein! *lol*

  10. Juanita Segura says:

    Ann, Thank you so much for this kind of videos and delicious desserts. I really like this idea, but actually I didn’t like the taste of the mousse.
    I think it tastes a lot of egg (yolks). I don’t know if I did it well, but I’m not fan of eggs and the taste wasn’t good for me! By the way your really cretive and clever. Thank you and keep doing this excelente work!

  11. jude says:

    Can I make the logo out of chocolate moose

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  15. Charlotte says:

    Hi! This is awesome!

    I’d like to try and make one with our company logo! But first I’ll try making the aluminium bit… Which might not be that easy, since the company logo has two different colors… But I like a good challenge!

    If I have manage to make the aluminium piece and take it to the next level… which is baking… I’ll record the whole thing with a GoPro and post it! Even if it fails ;-)

  16. This is really a great and an innovative idea. Glad to be here and know about this recipe. Nicely prepared. Would like to say thank you for sharing with us.

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  18. Kim says:

    Ann you are amazing! I love your website, it has such stunning desserts and the videos make it completely doable for home kitchen cooks like me. Thank you so much for this post!! I have the dump truck templates for my boys 2nd birthday, your meringue frosting recipe to cover a rainbow cake for my daughter later this month and I have been trolling the net to find something for my other daughter too. I am now thinking this dessert with a mini mouse surprise and strawberry mousse surround might be on the cards! Just a quick question ~ can the entire dessert not including the base be frozen?
    Thanks again, keep up the tremendous good work!

    • Ann Ann says:

      Hi Kim, Thanks for watching the videos, you can freeze the whole dessert glazed but not the base, you want to keep it crisp and crunchy.

  19. Tracey Gibson says:

    Ann, I would love to see you make a Black Forest Cheesecake. My mum makes me a Black Forest Cheesecake each year for my birthday, but she won’t give me the recipe so I thought you would be able to make one for me that I would be able to make. Thanks so much.

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