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Mini Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Happy New Year!

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While special occasions like Christmas and birthdays seem to have more obvious themed-desserts, it’s difficult to decide on an appropriate dessert to make for New Year’s.  For some reason, celebrating the New Year seems to call for a bit of sparkle to cap off a year of work, gained experiences and appreciation for the people in your life.

I have been meaning to experiment with this “New” Lindt Strawberry White Chocolate bar and found this as the perfect occasion to experiment, for a sophisticated dessert for New Year’s. Though Ricelessasian has previously used this product on a few occasions, it was my first time trying it out. Normally I don’t enjoy white chocolate on its own, because it is overly sweet sometimes, but the latest product had small bits of strawberries in it which I thought would be definitely worth the try!

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I decided to use the Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe from this amazing food blog called Dailydelicious.

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The cheesecake was so creamy and luscious, with a mild, not overpowering strawberry flavour. I really enjoy using the strawberry white chocolate because it’s quite versatile – it would be perfect to use in cupcake frosting. This would be an elegant dessert to serve to family and friends on New Year’s with a glass of bubbly!

Happy 2014 everyone,

– Matchachoco

Cupcakes for a Special Annual Event

This special Volunteer and Staff Appreciation event that we participated in called for 2 things: cupcakes and variety!!

It was our second time making cupcakes for this event – the first time, with the assistance of Ricelessasian and our mutual friend, we featured solely Matcha Cupcakes. We received a lot of amazing feedback and were motivated to do something different this time around. We wanted something summery. After a long deliberation, we mutually chose to offer not one…not two…but THREE flavours of cupcakes – Fresh Strawberry, Tangy Lemon, and Luscious Red Velvet!

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We chose to feature strawberries because they are in season and are very affordable this time of year. By adding fruit garnishes for decoration, it incorporated a more refined touch to the cupcakes. Red velvet cupcakes make a statement at any party and is great for anytime of the year. Of importance to us was to avoid using any artificial food colouring, which we managed to accomplish by using the red cherries in place of the standard red food colouring for the red velvet cupcakes.

We finished making them in the nick of time – whew! – to ensure freshness and to maintain the moistness of the cupcakes until a few hours later. Ricelessasian and I were ecstatic to see and hear that the cupcakes were a bit hit among the crowd of guests! People had a hard time choosing, so they ended up sampling 2 or 3 of them, which was gladly encouraged!

Stay tuned for the cupcake recipes. We will be featuring the recipes in future blog posts 🙂

Until my next sweet craving,

-Matchachoco

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
We used a white cake recipe with fresh strawberries cooked frosting.

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Tangy Lemon Cupcakes
We used the same white cake recipe, but this time with lemon cooked frosting.

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Luscious Red Velvet
We naturally coloured red velvet cupcakes with red cherries instead of beets. The cupcakes were topped with cream cheese frosting.

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