TBT Style… XOXO + Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes…..

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going so well.  Are you sick of all the Valentine’s Day stuff yet?? I honestly enjoy the holiday and it also helps that I have a ton of pink and even red in my closet!  Today I’m doing my post TBT style.. well it’s Thursday and I just love this outfit and cupcake from last year!  P.S. Nordstrom is having a huge sale right now! Head over there now for some amazing deals!

 Blazer: Forever 21 (old) Similar Look Book Store | T-Shirt: Salt and Pepper Tees | Jeans: Not even sure.. but you can find Similar Topshop and I looove these| Shoes: Ninewest  | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. | Bracelets: Target | Clutch: Old (similar here)| Sunnies: TJ Maxx (save at Target or splurge)
Chocolate cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting 

Cupcakes:

1 box of extra moist fudge chocolate cake mix (bake as directed)

Strawberry Mousse Filling:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:

Chop and hull strawberries and place in a food processor.  Add sugar and lemon juice until pureed.  In a mixing bowl whip the heavy cream with a whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.  Gently fold the strawberry puree in the whipped cream until combined.  Using an apple corer, place into the cooled cupcakes and pull the center out.  Using a piping bag, fill the center with the strawberry mousse.

Strawberry Marscapone Frosting:

1 lb. Marscapone frosting
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup of strawberry puree (recipe above)
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Method:

Whisk the whipping cream and sugar until it forms stiff peaks.  In a separate bowl stir the puree and marscapone cheese together until blended.  Fold that mixture in the whipped cream gently until combined.  I use a piping bag with an open tip to frost the cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

1 bag of milk chocolate morsels
1 carton of strawberries

Method:

Using a double boiler ( or I just use one pot in another pot so that it’s not touching the boiling water) melt the chocolate morsels.  Line a baking sheet with wax paper for the strawberries to lay on.  Once they are melted, dip each strawberry one at a time and lay on the baking sheet.  Cool in a refrigerator until the chocolate is hardened.  Garnish each of your cupcakes and enjoy!