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Lemon Prosecco Cupcakes

The latest mixer color, Sunbeam Yellow, is so vibrant and cheerful we decided to celebrate it with these delightful cupcakes.  Lemon Prosecco Cupcakes, filled with lemon curd and then topped with Prosecco whipped cream.  Cheers to brilliant mixer colors and baking away in the kitchen.

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Eton Mess

June is here, and time for some lighter summer desserts.  If you are wondering what an Eton Mess is, it is the best kind of mess.  Bits of meringue, whipped cream and fresh fruit (usually strawberries) make up a delightfully airy dessert with all those textures balancing out into the perfect bite.  How this British concoction came about is a bit of a debate.  The most accepted version involves an Eton v Harlow cricket match in the late 19th century and a dropped meringue/strawberry/cream pudding  All I know for sure is that it is quite scrumptious.  And easy, and the perfect summer dessert.

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Brown Butter Nectarine Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream Frosting

Hooray for stone fruit season!! Brown butter and roasted nectarines are the two star ingredients of these cake layers. They get slathered in a whipped cream frosting that has hints of brown sugar, bourbon and a little mascarpone to add that slight tang to balance it all out. This is summer. This is potluck. This is leftover snack at midnight. This is, yes please, I will take a second slice.

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