If you aren’t looking forward to Valentine’s day, here are some sweet treats that will change your mind. They are pretty, pink, and oh-so-adorable. I so wish I had the time to whip up a few of these confections!
An assorted marshmallow pop bouquet! What could be cuter (and easier)?!
Cake pops are all the rage right now. But they take so long to make, and even after many attempts at the art, my pops end up being a bit lumpy (even though delicious)! If you would like the cute cake pop look for a baby shower, birthday party or a Valentine’s Day treat but you don’t want the hassle, make Marshmallow Pops!
- First cut a small slit in the top of the marshmallows to allow you to insert your straw. If you skip this step you just might mash your marshmallows!
- Insert the straws or Popsicle sticks and put them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. They do not take long to freeze and by doing this, the marshmallow is adhered more securely to the straw.
- Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in the microwave on medium heat and stir every 30 seconds. White chocolate seems to burn a lot easier than regular chocolate so watch it closely! Add your food coloring if desired.
- Next up is the fun part: decorating! Dip the frozen marshmallows in the white chocolate. You will want to tap the excess white chocolate off. The frozen marshmallow will make the chocolate harden quickly so don’t wait too long before dipping them into the sprinkles
Adult Lemonade – not for the kiddos! To make: 2 oz. strawberry infused vodka | 2 oz. simple syrup | 2 oz. fresh lemon juice | Top with sparkling wine | Garnish with strawberries and mint
Don’t even try to make these – they will never be as cute. Just pay $30 for the professionals to “handle” these handlebar mustache cookies – LOVE
2 cups sour cream
stand mixer or a mixing bowl and hand held mixer
Wilton Heart Shaped Silicone Molds
fine tip paint brush (new or food only brush)
roasting pan big enough to fit your heart shaped molds
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. You will need a water bath to bake your cheesecakes, so place your roasting pan in the oven filled with enough water to go half way up the sides of your heart molds -allow the water to heat along with the oven. Combine graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and melted butter, stirring until it looks like sand. Spoon out about a tablespoon of crumb mixture into each heart cavity. Press the crumbs down making an even crust. Refrigerate until ready to fill with cheesecake mixture. Note: If you are only making 12 cheesecakes, you will have some of this leftover.
Pour colored cheesecake filling into the heart shaped cavities in your Wilton silicone mold.
Pink Ombre Swirl Cake – courtesy of Glorious Treats. I don’t have the talent or the patience for this one –
gorgeous though it is. My advice, put in a custom order at a bakery!
Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Sugar Cookies. Order them online or make them yourself:
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and shortening using an electric mixer.
- Mix on slow speed 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
- Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.
- Slowly add vanilla and beaten egg while mixing.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, mixing on slow speed until just blended. Do not overmix.
- Scoop with an ice-cream scoop if decorating with sugar only
- Place directly on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes. Cookies are done when small cracks appear and are pale golden. Ideally, the edges do not brown.