These cupcakes are perfect for a bridal shower. The cupcakes have a hint of champagne flavor and the sweetness of the strawberries. The champagne buttercream makes them a little extra special, while the champagne drizzle makes them some of the prettiest cupcakes I've ever seen.
1In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients alternately with champagne. When all have been incorporated, add strawberries and mix on high for 2 minutes.
2Scoop into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool and frost with champagne buttercream.
3In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, salt, and extracts. Add meringue powder and half of powdered sugar. Mix on low until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar in ½ c. increments, mixing well after each addition. Add champagne as needed to reach desired consistency. Mix on high for 5-10 minutes or until fluffy.
4Top each cupcake with a strawberry fan & strawberry champagne drizzle
5Combine champagne drizzle ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool before drizzling over cupcakes.