Cupcake Monday! Treats You'll Love at First Sight
Red Rose cupcakes by Bakerella. See how to make the roses here - super easy!
Valentine's Day, whatever your situation, should be about nice little indulgences. Sweet things. If not for someone else, then for yourself! (A single friend celebrates 'Anti-Valentines' with another friend - they watch horror movies, pig out and revel in their drama-free life!)
For our daughter I have a tiny set of three porcelain nesting dishes. They say 'I', 'Love' and 'You'. It fits perfectly with this little game we do, so despite being only five years old, I really think she's going to like it, she is the sweetest. It was such a small thing but I'll never forget waking up for school one morning when I was young, I'm guessing I was around 11 years old, and found a little trail my mom had made for us with cinnamon hearts on the coffee table, leading to some red foil wrapped chocolates on a doily. It was really nice and totally unexpected. Of course then I expected it every year after that but none was forthcoming! It was a one-shot deal. In grade four our teacher walked up and down the aisles, dropping handfuls of cinnamon hearts on our desks. You would have thought we'd won the lottery by the smiles on our faces. You know those cheap chocolate-covered marshmallow hearts/bunnies/santas you find at convenience store counters during the holidays? I love those. They are such crappy quality and they get worse and worse every year and I feel a bit sick after eating one, but I still love them. Don't tell anyone.
I wish I'd gotten on Valentine's Day sooner so I could make one of the fantastic looking treats here, all come with recipes or decorating instructions so you can make them, too!
Bakerella's Macaron Pops. Oh yeah, that's the stuff.
And these are from the amazing and wonderful Sweet Paul:
Pink Vanilla Mashmallows with Candied Violets. In a jewellery box. Yes, please.
How gorgeous is this Raspberry & Almond cake and setting?