Can chocolate cups be made in advance?

I am making up to 100 servings of dark chocolate mousse and am planning on serving it in white chocolate cups with a raspberry sauce.

The technique I'm going to use is to dip balloons in cooled white chocolate, refrigerate until hard, and then remove balloons.

Since I have so many cups to make, how far in advance can I make them? How should they be stored?

How far in advance can the mousse be piped into the cups? Do you see any problems with my planned techniques?

THANK YOU so much for your help!!

Sounds like a great idea and quite clever too. :)

I haven't made chocolate cups using a balloon, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Can chocolate cups be made in advance? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

You don't want to chill the white chocolate too long, just long enough for it to set. If you chill it too long, you may have trouble with condensation build up which will cause a bit of chocolate bloom

The white chocolate cups should keep well for weeks, so you can definitely make them up ahead of time. You'll want to store them in a cool place (not refrigerated) and away from strong smells. An airtight container is even better. I think the trickiest part will be what you'll put them in to keep them from sticking together or cracking, etc.

As for the mousse, that's another story. That will have to be made up very close to the time you will be using it. I would probably not want to recommend longer than the day before, but you should really consult your mousse recipe to see how long it will keep.

I hope your special occasion goes well. My mouth is watering just thinking about such a delicious treat. I hope you'll take a photo and come back and tell us how it all turned out!

Have fun!

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Jun 16, 2016
Chocolate ballon cups NEW
by: Carrie

But can I make them two days in advance and do I refrigerate, freeze?

Jun 09, 2014
Freezing Chocolate Cups With Ice Cream NEW
by: Angie from

Hi Lauren,
Technically, you could pre-assemble your ice cream in the chocolate bowls, but you'd be running the risk of both discoloration and the bowls/cups cracking.

You may have no problems at all (think chocolate covered ice cream bars), but you just have to decide if you are willing to take the risk.

If this was for a special event, I'd keep them separate till just before serving if possible.

Jun 08, 2014
Freeze ice cream in chocolate cups? NEW
by: Lauren

Can I make chocolate cups, fill them with ice cream and then store them in the freezer a few hours before serving?

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