Tiramisu Pancake Cake

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I start the New Year with this festive Tiramisu Cake.
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I made this interesting version of the classic Italian desert using American style pancakes.
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Another modification to the classic Tiramisu was that we cut it and ate most of it within 2 hours after finishing, the family was just too eager to eat, and couldn’t wait the long hours of chilling. It made no difference, they liked it.
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Tiramisu Cupcakes for New Years Eve

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These were my New Years Eve cupcakes last year when my in-laws were spending their holidays with us in the UK.

I was just too busy to post it at the time being, so here I am doing it right now. Better later than never, they say 🙂

These were tiramisu cupcakes with Rum, so just perfect for a New Years Eve party! I might just make them again this year.

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Keep Calm And Have a Cookie! Sugar Cookies For New Years Eve

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Remember my White Chocolate Christmas Cookies? I made those and these at the same time, but kept in an airtight container they stayed just as good and tender as freshly made cookies.

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My favourites are the clocks. And the “Keep Calm And….” cookies 🙂

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White Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 oz. white chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate and set aside. In small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt (so they’re well combined) and set aside.In large mixer bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in egg and vanilla extract. Beat in melted white chocolate. Gradually beat in flour mixture until soft dough forms. Shape dough in ball; flatten to 3/4″ thickness. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 15 minutes* until firm.On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to desired thickness. Bake until edges are golden. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely.*Note: You MUST be able to roll and cut the dough after the 15 minute refrigeration time, or it will set up too much and won’t roll out well. This dough is a dream to work with. You’ll love it.

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I covered all of them with white fondant, then painted on with edible powder coloring and edible pen.

 

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There is a cookie with Keep Calm and Take a Mustache, and we actually had few mustaches, the kids loved to wear them as a party accessory. They looked funny 😀

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New Years Eve Cupcakes With Champagne Cream And Alcohol Filled Chocolate

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I was so looking forward to this!!!

I bought the box of chocolates with the tiny bottles of alcohol at the Post Office. Yeah, you heard me right: Post Office 🙂 I was waiting in the ques to send a letter sometime in November when I noticed these chocolates on the shelf.

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To make these I baked a batch of Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe from Laura Vitale’s Kitchen). When they have cooled completely I cored them a little and sprinkled with Rum. Well, I bet you figured by now that these were NOT made for the children at the New Years Eve Party 🙂

 

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The cream frosting I used was a thick, double Champagne Cream ready made from the store, I just whipped it up. And to finish the cupcakes I topped each one with a little chocolate bottle, each containing a different kind of alcohol in it. I also sprinkled shiny glitter to make it even more festive.

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My work still in progress here 🙂

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My daughter and her friend having children’s champagne at midnight. I just love this picture!

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