Feb 14, 2015
well, it’s that time of year that we either love or dread. i don’t care about valentine’s day so much, but i do love holiday decorating. it’s a “thing” of mine. also, i love pink and sparkles. soooo v-day fits me pretty well :)
even though i had a gig today (and it’s currently blizzard-ing), it was a nice day. ryan made me breakfast, and one of my students composed me “two valentine’s songs” as a present. life could be a heck of a lot worse!
first, i have to share some decorations with everyone. i can’t help it–i love decorating.
my cute Papersource window clings (yes, that is some of our 28 inches of snow we’ve gotten falling in the background):
my little heart bowl with candy gummies (a treat for us–we don’t eat much candy these days):
i LOVE themed dish towels. i am a nerd.
now, it’s time for me to share my pink velvet cake process. here is the recipe: http://blahnikbaker.com/pink-velvet-cupcakes/
the cake is really good, and it was so easy to make. i decided to use these tiny pans from Sur La Table to make a layer cake, instead of cupcakes: http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1463454/Wilton 5 Layer Cake Pan Set
so easy, non-stick so cleaning them is a cinch (they’re also dishwasher safe), and it makes for a fun cake. one box of mix will fill all five pans, by the way.
here is the start:
and my decorated finished product–i had to have dino sprinkles, and i figured a bit more sparkle pink wouldn’t hurt?
looks pretty tasty, right?????
my little present pile for ryan was overshadowed by…..
the awesome and sweet photo card he made me, and PINK TOMS!!!! :D
go get yourself some cake! :)