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Blog Crawl: Suckers by Steph

9 May

Good Morning and Happy Monday~

As promised, today is the start of a really fun Blog Crawl called “Shop til you Drop” I will be posting about a new Etsy shop and blog every day, giving you the chance to enter and win up to 9 prizes!

Suckers by Steph is up first. I have enjoyed her delicious chocolate lollipops on many occasions and know you will love them as much as I do. See below for rules to enter the giveaway. Stay Sweet xoxo

Hi I am Stephanie the owner of SuckersbySteph!  I am happy to give away 1 dozen zebra print round white chocolate lollipops with custom tags a $30 value.
I started making these lollipops after seeing them at a local craft show.  I fell in love with them and wanted to make them for my family for the holidays and one thing led to another and here I am.
It has been a crazy ride and one that I am happy to take with such a great community.  My single life allows me to pursue many passions one of them being SuckersbySteph.
I stay busy and after my normal 40 hour a week gig; I am always up for a great giveaway that keeps me up to wee hours in the morning making chocolate!  I love custom orders and personalizing.
If I don’t have the lollipop you are looking for chances are I can make it just send me a message!  My lollipops are great for favors at any event!
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Make sure to head over to Stephanie’s Blog to enter the giveaway! Winner will be announced on May 20th. Good Luck!

Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

26 Oct

Hello Readers!

I am so sorry for being absent for over a week. I have been busy traveling for work, baking for birthday parties, and celebrating my boyfriends 25th! No worries, though, I am back…and with a fabulous recipe to share!

Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcakes - Yum!

I made these cupcakes for my cousins birthday this month. These decadent white chocolate cupcakes are topped with a yummy strawberry vanilla swirl frosting and can add the perfect touch of “girly” to any party.

Enjoy the recipe! xoxo

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together the 2 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, melt 6 ounces white chocolate and hot water over low heat. Stir until smooth, and allow to cool to room temperature. You can also melt the chocolate in your microwave for 1 min (in incriments of 30 seconds)
  4. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  5. Stir in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix in melted white chocolate and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  6. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18-22 minutes. The tops will be slighlty browned.

Strawberry Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla

  • 2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Beat 2/3 cup of butter in a bowl until smooth and glossy. Beat in the vanilla, followed by the confectioners’ sugar. Add the cream and  whip on high speed until light and fluffy.

Strawberry Frosting (From MarthaStewart.com)

  • 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners’ sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.

For the two-tone frosting effect, I used the same technique from my “Paintball Cupcakes” (https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/paintball-cupcakes/)

Til next time, Stay Sweet!!