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Friday, April 5, 2013

On 12:08 PM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine in , ,    No comments
When I'm bored, I like to bake. What I love most about it is not eating the end results, but coming up with different ways to decorate and present whatever I'm whipping up. Most recently, I made a batch of cupcakes, but with a little twist. I've always wanted to see if Champagne would enhance a cake or if the delicate flavors would get lost, so I decided to experiment. The end result was Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes. It was made up of a yogurt cake with Charles Heidsieck Champagne topped with strawberries and whip cream. The end result was more than satisfying: the cake was full enough to create a makeshift shortbread-like cake, without being dense, and the syrup from the strawberries seeped into the cake without making it soggy. I'm sad to say that I did not notice that Champagne taste I was hoping for, but the cupcakes were enjoyable to eat nevertheless.

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