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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinco De Mayo Strawberries

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Fresh strawberries dressed up for Cinco de
Mayo. Photo courtesy Harvard Treat
Boutique.

  This Cinco de Mayo treat from Harvard Sweet Boutique inspired today’s tip.

For snacks or desserts, dip fresh strawberries in melted chocolate and decorate in festive colors: aqua, pink, purple or lavender and yellow, for example.

Start with this easy recipe for chocolate-dipped fruit.

Then use decorator icing to pipe squiggles and dots

You can also tint white chocolate pink with food color, and use colored sanding sugar (recipe).

 
ROYAL ICING RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 egg whites, beaten
  • Food color
  •  
    Preparation

    1. SIFT together sugar and cream of tartar.

    2. BEAT in 4 beaten egg whites with an electric mixer. Beat for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is thick enough to hold its shape.

    3. DIVIDE the icing and tint with desired food colors.

      

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