Hi sweet teeth!

I hope you all had a nice weekend!  Mine was very busy and a lot of fun.  It was my good friend Emily‘s wedding shower and bachelorette party weekend.  The weekend would not have been complete without great friends, lovely gifts and a drag show!  After a good night of sleep last night I have fully recuperated!

I volunteered to bring a dessert (you are so surprised aren’t you?) to the event on Friday evening and again, with it being another steamy weekend, I wanted something light that would not weigh us down in our party shoes.  I decided on my favorite strawberry cupcakes with a couple of new twists.

These light vanilla cupcakes are filled with a strawberry and marscapone cheese combination so that when you bite into them you are pleasantly met with a burst of creamy strawberry goodness.  A vanilla simple syrup glaze tops them all off and they are almost as pretty as our beautiful bachelorette!

 

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(Cupcake recipe from Epicurious and Filling and Glaze from Giada DeLaurentiis)

 

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9 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    The perfect summer dessert! I loved these (so did my fiance) and they are so pretty with the strawberry slice on top!

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    • Mercedes
      Jul 26, 2011 @ 11:36 am

      Glad you liked them bride!

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  2. Mary Beth
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Yes, these were amazing! It was great seeing you. Can’t wait to see what you bake next!

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    • Mercedes
      Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

      Thanks Mary Beth! I’m glad you liked the cupcakes and it was so nice to spend time with you last weekend! We should get together again maybe with Emily and Anna sometime again soon!

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  3. Anna Weedman
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    I agree – delicious! I also enjoy reading your blog! Your pictures are amazing and I need to try some of your recipes now that I have all of my new kitchen appliances from the wedding! Thanks again for sharing!

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    • Mercedes
      Aug 01, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

      Thanks Anna! It was such a fun weekend! Thanks for reading!

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  4. Tom Casselman (TC)
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Dear Mercedes, Do you use Stevia in any recipes. I’m diabetic and I have a sweet tooth. (brush and floss it every day) TC

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    • Mercedes
      Sep 08, 2011 @ 10:47 am

      Hi TC! No I have actually meant to try Stevia though and thanks to your suggestion, it will be on my “To Bake With” list! I have tried Splenda and did not care for the very artificial flavor and unpleasant aftertaste, but I will give Stevia a try! Have you tried baking with it? Glad to hear you “brush and floss your sweet tooth everyday” (very cute :)) and I will make it a point to find you with some Stevia treats when I make them! Thanks for reading!

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