Now, I would LOVE to be able to actually make such a thing happen for her all by myself, but given that the wedding will be in Texas, and I live in Minnesota, this seems unlikely. But perhaps I can make some recommendations... like these mini chocolate cream pies.
For the crust:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp. butter
For the filling:
3/4 cup butter (at room temperature)
1 cup powdered sugar
5 oz. semisweet or unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs (or 3/4 cup 'pasteurized egg product' to protect from salmonella)
For the topping:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Yield: About 36 mini pies.
For the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 425-degrees (F).
Add shortening and butter, and either mix on low or cut in with a pastry cutter just until you get coarse crumbs, like you see above. (About 30 seconds on low in my Kitchen Aid.)
Turn the dough out onto some plastic wrap.
Wrap the dough, and put it in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Cut out individual crusts using a 2.5" - 3" round, fluted or flower cookie cutter. (I used a 10-petal flower cutter that is just shy of 3" in diameter.)
For the Filling:
An important note... EVERYTHING needs to be room temperature for this recipe. The melted chocolate can be slightly warmer, but nothing can be cold, or you'll get clumpy filling.
**This is where you want to be a little careful. Try to use a low speed, and watch that you don't overmix or it can separate a little, which is kind of what happens to mine almost every time because I forget to pay attention.
Fill each cooled pie shell with filling.
For the Topping:
If you want to make the whipped cream, combine the cream & powdered sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Mix on high until stiff peaks form (about a minute). Add vanilla just before you turn off the mixer.
To help the cream whip best, put the bowl and beater(s) in the refrigerator for a while before you whip it.
PS- To make a super simple version of these... use store-bought pie crust, instant pudding mix, and the can of whipped cream. SO easy!!
Click the Links Below to See:
French Silk Pie Recipe
Ridiculous Chocolate Cake Recipe (includes chocolate cake, pie crust and this pie filling)