I had quite the Valentine's Day baking weekend, making Joe lots of surprise goodies, baking cookies with Kylie, and testing out the conversation heart cupcakes shown in my calendar I mentioned last post!
I melted milk and white chocolate and dipped Oreos and pretzel rods - decorated with frosting, sprinkles, and conversation hearts.
I attempted to make those Cake Pops that everyone has been talking about, but from brownies instead.
They taste good, but they turned into bon-bons because the lollipop sticks wouldn't stay put, and the balls barely stayed together anyway.
With some online research, I read that you are supposed to mix frosting with the cake pieces in order for the balls to hold their shape and the stick. Oh.
But, here they are:
Then, the Pièce de résistance! The conversation heart cupcakes!
I made regular cupcakes and frosted them - Funfetti, of course...because...they're more..FUN!
Cut hearts out of thawed Sara Lee frozen pound cake.
And actually regular store bought frosting in a can melts in the microwave very nicely - I thought it might get weird.
So I melted the frosting and dyed it different colors.
Then, dipped each pound cake heart into the frosting and let harden.
Decorated with a bit of red food coloring, and voila!
A little messy...excuse the fingerprints!...but pretty cute!
Then, made some heart-shaped sugar cookies to decorate with the munchkin! We decided the misshapen ones looked like a hippo, and Minnie & Mickey Mouse, and decorated accordingly :)
And the adorable Valentine Kylie made me <3
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!