Since Valentine’s Day is only four short days away, I thought I’d throw out a few more ideas just in case you’re still stumped on what to make, bake or buy for that special someone. And even if you loathe Valentine’s Day with a passion, these can still be inspiration for another celebration! So, to start things off right, I’d like to begin with more from Amy Atlas. She’s just put up an awesome v-day spread on her blog and I urge you to go check it out IMMEDIATELY. Part I and Part II. It will make you happy.
You might even start liking Valentine’s Day. She’s that good.
Next, I absolutely LOVE these cards by MadeByGirl. You’ll find a lot of unique, fun stuff that is relatively inexpensive and earth friendly. She also has prints and posters that are definitely worth checking out.
Finally, I came across this adorable Sweetheart Cupcake on allrecipes.com and had to share the recipe! It’s so simple and fun! And feel free to go a bit more gourmet if you’d like and make a cake from scratch.
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 egg whites
- 8 drops red food coloring
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a standard muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
- Beat the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and egg whites together until smooth. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full with white batter; set aside.
- Stir 4 drops of red food coloring into the remaining bowl of batter to make the batter pink. Pour 1/3 of pink batter into a resealable plastic bag and set aside.
- Mix more food coloring into the remaining bowl of pink batter until it is an orange/red color and pour the batter into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a corner off the bag, stick the open tip into the center of each cup of white batter and squeeze in about two tablespoons of red batter.
- Cut the corner off the bag with the pink batter, stick the open tip into the center of the red batter and squeeze about 1 tablespoon pink batter into each cup.
- Bake the layered cupcakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.]