Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day, and I am not yelling!

Happy Valentines Day, my friends!

I hope you all have a sweetheart as kind, warm, loving, handsome, talented, thoughtful, and extra cute as mine!  If you are instead celebrating Single Awareness Day, please enjoy it!  Don't think of what you would be doing if you were married or dating, but instead think of all the things you can do because you are single!

So many exclamation points!  I am not yelling!

Ah-hem... I know I promised a post more thought out than yesterday's, but truly: this is not that post. I baked three cakes last night, and I need to frost and deliver them this morning.  I frantically dipped these early in the evening, and then I cut the creative process short.  No fancy plate, no ribbon, no explanatory set-up; just cake balls.

Strawberry Champagne Cake Balls

Strawberry Champagne Cake Balls, to be specific.

Strawberry Champagne Cake Balls

And photographic evidence that I am no good at dipping cake balls.

Strawberry Champagne Cake Balls

But this is true: they taste delicious.

Strawberry Champagne Cake Balls
And if I told you my 3 1/2 year-old dipped them, you'd think they were perfect.

I would give you a recipe, but I think I am going to save it for when I make the Strawberry Champagne  Cake again.  It was a spectacular cake, to be sure.

Enjoy your day!  God gave you hands to make beautiful things.

Rachel Bee

Monday, February 13, 2012

I'll never be a hand model...

Tomorrow I will have a more serious V-day post, but today I give you...

... evidence that I will never be a hand model.  And a Valentines "Dump-Cake."

I can't really give you a recipe for these, as I made them from leftover chocolate cupcakes, leftover chocolate and coffee frosting (I mixed them together), then I coated them in Girl Scout cookie crumbs that were still in my freezer from last year, and finally filled them with leftover whipped cream from making ganache. I threw it all together and came up with a Valentines Day post, aka Dump-Cakes!

What are you making this Valentine's Day?  I am making quite a few cakes this week, but tomorrow I am making something very sweet for my sweetheart.  It is quite a bit more intentional, and completely devoid of pink hearts.  OK.  Maybe one pink heart.

Have a lovely day, and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Yes, tomorrow.

Rachel Bee