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    Fancy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

     Who doesn’t love dipped strawberries? Here are five easy ways to make them fancy.

    Dipped strawberries are so simple to make yet they feel like an extra-special treat. I’m not sure why I don’t make them more often, and this year I’m making it a point to enjoy them whenever I can find good berries. They can be quite pricey to buy ready-made from a chocolatier, and especially if you buy them for a Valentine’s Day gift. I’ve put together an easy how-to so you can make your own version at home. 

    I wrote and photographed this tutorial a while back for, but I never got around to sharing it here. Now feels like the right time with January’s days already passing quickly, but really there’s never a wrong time to eat dipped strawberries!  

    If variety is the spice of life, then these strawberries are zesty indeed. My assortment is marbled, sprinkled, piped, gilded, and glittered. The diverse group is quite beautiful nestled in candy papers and presented together, but you can tailor your own assortment to the ingredients you have on hand or to what you like best.

    Perhaps my favorite of the group is this pink-dipped version partially covered with white nonpareils. They have an extra sugary crunch that I find quite additive. I used pink candy melting wafers, but you could also experiment with ruby chocolate, which would be lovely with strawberries.

    Marbled chocolate berries are so beautiful and tasty, and the technique just involves swirling the two melted candies together in a bowl. Easy and deeee-lish! And I love how each berry is unique.

    Gilded berries can be made with gold luster dust, which is a cake decorator’s/confectioner’s best friend when it comes to getting fancy. I piped on a simple chocolate scroll using melted semisweet chips and a disposable piping bag.

    If you’re a fan of blingy sweets, then cake decorator’s glitter is a quick way to achieve lots of sparkle. I covered a few berries completely with burgundy glitter, and other berries were kissed with gold glitter on their pointed ends. 

    If you ask me, any party can be improved with a batch of dipped strawberries on the desserts table. They’re great for weddings and baby showers, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and even Easter holiday. But as I said earlier, you really need no special occasion to enjoy them!

    The entire recipe with clear instructions and loads of how-to photos can be found HERE on 

    5 Easy Ways to Make Fancy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    You can make your own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to milk and letting it stand for about 10 minutes.


    1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers.
    2 Make the cupcake batter: Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer for 3 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is fully incorporated. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
    In a large bowl, sift together the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and red food coloring.
    Add a fourth of the dry ingredients and mix, then add a third of the wet. Continue adding in a dry, wet, dry pattern, ending with the dry ingredients.
    3 Divide the cupcake batter: Scoop into cupcake papers, about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full.
    4 Bake the cupcakes: Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes of baking to ensure even baking.
    5 Cool the cupcakes: Allow the cupcakes to cool for one minute in the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    6 Make the frosting: Beat the butter and cream cheese for the frosting together, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Add the powdered sugar, continually taste to get to desired sweetness. (See Cream Cheese Frosting for full instructions.)
    7 Frost the cupcakes: Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

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