Our dear friend over at Wannabe a Country Cleaver has gone and got engaged to the love of her life. The blogging community could not sit idly by without acknowledging her upcoming nuptials.
So here we are with a surprise virtual bridal shower!
I’m not even sure what that means, but I know it involves lots of food, booze, and love. 🙂 If you haven’t already checked out Megan’s culinary journey on her blog, you should go there now…girl is ridiculously creative and takes fantastic food pics.
I decided to get really crafty for this party (I know, I had a total break from reality and decided to craft. Move over, Martha) by making cheesecake-stuffed strawberries.
Shockingly, these little bites were extremely easy to make. These are perfect for a party because even though they only took 20 minutes to whip up, it looks like you spent all day in the kitchen. Plus, you can easily pop one into your mouth on the way to the champagne bar…I’m assuming all virtual bridal showers have champagne bars, no?
Grab a bunch of strawberries (1 carton), wash ’em, and hull ’em out so there is a little valley in each.
Whip together your 8 oz. cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and no one was the wiser), 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Combine them and place in a pastry decorating bag. If you’re like me, you’ll usually put the frosting in a gallon ziplock and ask the nice lady at the grocery store bakery department to give you free frosting tips.
Then grab n’ stuff.
Or just grab your strawberries, dunk them into the frosting bowl, and have a party by yourself. These bites are so good, you’ll want to celebrate!
Megan, I had so much fun with this virtual surprise party. I hope you had fun too! Wishing you the happiest future!
p.s. Check out all of the other virtual party recipes and get to know these lovely ladies!
Deviled Eggs-3 Ways – Farmgirl Gourmet
Cheesy Edamame Crostini – Running to the Kitchen
Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Puffs – Comfortably Domestic
Easy Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups – My Life as a Mrs.
Sausage & Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms – Baked by Rachel
Retro Cheese Cookies – Decadent Philistines Save the World
Blueberry Lemonade Spritzers – Simply Scratch
Lemon-Berry Granita with Balsamic & Basil – Bake Your Day
Fresh Melon & Crispy Proscuitto Salad – A Recipe Junkie
Greek Salmon Wraps – Inside NanaBread’s Head
Eton Mess Shooters – London Bakes
Mini Cherry Pies – Table for Two
Summer Strawberry Jello Pie – Lauren’s Latest
Red Velvet Ice Cream Cupcakes – Cravings of a Lunatic
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What a lovely surprise! I found your site through the other virtual party recipes. These strawberries look so good!
Oh my gosh that picture is AWESOME! Love these filled strawberries… the strawberries totally make this healthy right?… so I can eat ALL OF THEM!?
Pretty and easy? Yup. This is my kind of recipe. Plus, I’m an 11/10 lover of anything with cream cheese. A perfectly lovely bite-sized dessert for a perfectly lovely bride-to-be. Way to rock the berry, Mads!
Thank you! I could put cream cheese on anything. Bagels? Check! Desserts? Check! Taco dip? Check! By the spoonful? Ok, maybe not.
Your strawberries look incredible. I’ve always wanted to try making them. I just happened to pick up a huge bag of them at the market yesterday. Can’t wait to try these. Wish we could have all thrown this in person. I bet this shower would have been an absolute riot to attend in real life.
Fab dessert, Mads. I bet those berries would be gone within seconds of setting the platter on the table. The only way those cheesecake stuffed strawberries could be any better is if they were dipped in chocolate. Hey, Ferb! I know what we’re going to do today!
I attempted them with chocolate too, and I have to say, they were better plain. Believe it or not!
Good to know that sometimes less really is more.
I think these are so perfect for a “virtual” shower. Love!
Love this shower, and these are the perfect sweet bite to have at the end of all this glorious food!
perfect for a bridal shower!!! they look decadent! thanks for participating 🙂 🙂
Oh my gosh, I love these. Cheesecake filling is so perfect for strawberries. Thanks for helping to surprise Megan!
I want to eat every single one of these strawberries. DEEEEELISH!
All for me!!! Thanks 🙂 Love them!!
Mads, I am insanely impressed by the piping on these. And yes, if I am ever So Moved, this will definitely be actioned as a dip. Another food blogging challenge = survived! Love you.
These are party-perfect! They’re so very pretty and such a great idea!
Is it sad that I can literally taste these just by looking at the picture. GOSH!! I need a treat!
Those look amazing! Do the ladies at the counter really give you free baking tips?