For Valentine’s Day this year, I made these two hoops for our two wedding anniversaries. We had a court wedding, followed by a Hindu Temple wedding. I got the idea from Etsy shops: ScarletPyjamas and loveandbeststitches and YouMakeMeSewHappy, as well as Feeling Stitchy. Instructions for making your own can be found from Martha Stewart (of course).
I also made a bonus Snoopy mini-hoop. Patter
I finally did it. I jumped on the cake-pop bandwagon. This is my first attempt, so I was quite pleased. They are messy and not smooth, but I blame the crumbly cake for that :D.
I was using left over red-velvet sheet cake that I cut into hearts using a cookie cutter. The inspiration for this was from all the heart cake-pop pictures and videos all over the Internets.
With the left over cake and frosting from the heart cake, I made some mini-cakes. I was not having a good-fondant day 😦
I made this for the husband on Valentine’s day, but I wasn’t done decorating it till the weekend. It’s ready now and we ate it and it’s delicious. It’s probably the most complicated cake that I’ve made it, with the most number of ingredients and steps.
The recipe I used was Martha Stewart’s.
In our house, everyday is Valentine’s Day *insert barfing sounds here*
But, instead of just sending a card to my in-laws, I made these cookies for a care package. My mother in-law is a chocolate fiend, so there is always lots of chocolate in there. My husband picked Snickerdoodles and Oatmeal Raisin cookies as the other two types of cookies. I tried to make them festive, but I couldn’t manage it with the Oatmeal ones. Maybe I’ll add some candy melts in there next time.
Chocolate Cut Out Cookies [Recipe] that I dipped in chocolate and the sprinkled some love on them.
This is a useful video on how to temper chocolate so it doesn’t turn into a messy goop.
Snikerdoodles [Recipe] rolled in colored sugar and sprinkles [Inspiration & Tips]. Messy & Fun to make.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (with chocolate ;)) [Recipe]
So I tried to put a heart inside a loaf of bread, in the style of the Panda Bread. CakeStudent.com did a great job at this. Mine was not a success. Sad Face.
While it may not look like a heart, it was made with a lot of love.
This year, I decided that for occasion, I was going to display all our old cards instead of leaving them in the box. Free decoration. Plus you get to relive some memories.
Doing some baking!
I made these Valentine’s Day Pancakes for the husband. They are just regular buttermilk pancakes with red food coloring. While it was still hot, I placed a heart shaped doily on it and sifted some powdered sugar on top to get the design.