Friday, February 3, 2012
VALENTINE SWEETHEART YUMMMMMSSSSSS!
Valentines Day is associated with of course, love, but also sweets. Chocolates have been the traditional treat but lets face it, they can get a bit predictable and boring. Especially when you can get lovely gourmet chocolates any time of year. Why not try something a little more creative.
I know I have posted about them before, but how gorgeous is a decorated cupcake? Now, with the assortment of sprinkles available for every occassion you don't have to be a pro to create something deliciously adorable. If baking is not your forte then go to a really good bakery and buy some. I know I would love to receive a gift of pretty cupcakes for Valentines Day. Hint, hint, honey!
And just look at this! I absolutely love macaroons and I think this is just beautiful. Those red raspberries nestled into that rich whipped cream resting on a chewy macaroon........heaven.
For something really different try the cake pops. Now you may remember I made these for my grandbabies shower and said I would never do it again. They were a little messy but I was making dozens of them. I may attempt it again for Valentines Day because they are beautiful and very delicious, especially the red velvet, I do not recommend vanilla if you are making your own the first time, I found them a bit raw tasting. You can buy them, I am sure, at any good bakery. I know in Canada they are sold at Starbucks.
Whatever you do, try to be creative this Valentines Day, anyone can buy chocolates.......I mean you gentlemen!