to bring dessert. I decided to make cupcakes.
I made different flavors.
I made Chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate mousse and then added chocolate frosting with a piece of Reeses peanut butter cup.
I actually used Jacqueline's recipe from: http://purplechocolathome.blogspot.com/2010/05/purple-chocolate-cupcakes.html
It makes a great statement with the purple. I changed it up abit with chocolate mousse filling and omitted the candied pansy.
The second cupcake is Strawberry , filled with strawberry filling and then topped with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting....a fresh strawberry is sitting on top. Sprinkles Strawberry cupcake
This recipe is on Martha Stewart,
courtesy of Candice Nelson who owns Sprinkles
Sprinkles Strawberry Frosting
Ingredients makes 1 dozen cupcakes
1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter - firm
pinch of coarse salt
3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar - sifted
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Key Lime Cheesecake dessert
Here's the recipe I used.
Microwave Key Lime Cheesecake
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1 Tablespoon sugar
Combine the crushed cookie crumbs with the melted butter
and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Press crumb mixture into bottom of 4 ramekins.
8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
zest of 1 key lime
2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
Mix the above ingredients until smooth.
Divide equally into the 4 ramekins.
Place in microwave for 2 minutes.
the top of the cheesecake mixture should look dry.
If not, microwave at 30 second intervals until tops appear dry.
Chill for 1 hour or more.
Garnish with whipped cream or berries and serve.
The last dessert is Lemon cupcake filled with lemon curd and a Lemon Buttercream frosting. I garnished with a candied lemon wedge.
The cupcake papers are from Wilton
They were alot of fun to make and the best part was eating them.