Designed by party planning expert Catha Riva, these bright, fresh Valentine’s Day tabletop ideas are perfect for parties, February birthdays or just to say “I love you.”
This Berry Sweet Cupcake Tower takes the cake! Made with strawberry-infused cake batter and topped with fresh Driscoll’s raspberries, these cupcakes deliver both flavor and texture than can’t be beat.
DRISCOLL’S BERRY SWEET CUPCAKE TOWER
- 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup fresh, crushed Driscoll’s strawberries, unsweetened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup low-fat spreadable margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp fat-free milk
- 1 Wilton Dimensions Mini heart shaped pan
- 1 cupcake pan (12-cup)
- Confectioner’s sugar
- Cocktail picks
- Driscoll’s Raspberries, 3 per cupcake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift together: flour, salt, and baking powder.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for a total of 3 minutes, scrapping the sides of the bowl.Then add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with fresh Driscoll’s strawberries.Beat for two minutes.
Pour batter into two Wilton Dimensions 6 heart pan and one 12-cup cupcake pan greased and floured.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Turn out on to wire cooling racks to cool.
When cool assemble heart cupcakes with round cupcakes
In a large bowl and using a hand-held mixer, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
Cut off the top of the round cupcakes, then slice a slight angle to the remaining cake.
Use a quarter size dollop of red icing on round cupcake top to attach heart cupcake. Sprinkle heavily with confectioner’s sugar
Spear center with three 4 3/4″ Paddle Bamboo Picks, paddle side up.
Apply a small amount of frosting and attach three Driscoll’s raspberries.
Arrange cupcakes on tower (or on large tray if tower is not available).
FIVE winners will each receive $10 worth of Driscoll’s coupons.
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The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Sunday 02/20/11 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!
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