Feb 14, 2015

and a happy v-day to you!

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):

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my little heart bowl with candy gummies (a treat for us–we don’t eat much candy these days):

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i LOVE themed dish towels. i am a nerd.

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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:

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and my decorated finished product–i had to have dino sprinkles, and i figured a bit more sparkle pink wouldn’t hurt?

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looks pretty tasty, right?????

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my little present pile for ryan was overshadowed by…..

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the awesome and sweet photo card he made me, and PINK TOMS!!!! :D

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go get yourself some cake! :)

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