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Santa Hat Brownies


Ingredients:
1 pan of your favorite brownies, cooled and cut into desired size and shape
12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled
vanilla-mascarpone buttercream (recipe below)
Mascarpone Buttercream
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Directions:
Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and salt.  Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth.  Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.
To assemble, pipe a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie.  Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each brownie, pushing slightly to secure in place.  
Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.

Santa Hat Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pan of your favorite brownies, cooled and cut into desired size and shape
  • 12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • vanilla-mascarpone buttercream (recipe below)

Mascarpone Buttercream

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and salt.  Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth.  Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.
  2. To assemble, pipe a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie.  Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each brownie, pushing slightly to secure in place. 
  3. Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.

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  1. itsnotoutofreach reblogged this from letsbe-still and added:
    i tried to do this and it completely failed!
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  3. letsbe-still reblogged this from hollysimone and added:
    Hahaha they looked nothing like this -_-
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    Dessert for kappa dinner.
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    Omg adorable
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    As wordsandturds would say, I just died