Made With Love – Valentine’s Day Inspired Treats

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Made With Love – Valentine's Day Inspired Treats
Desserts, Food
"Candy Heart Cupcakes" via Hummingbird High Whether you're celebrating a romantic Valentine's Day with your significant other, or having a Galentine's soiree with your girlfriends, it's always nice to show up with a little something in hand. Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift can be a challenge, but you'll be hard pressed to find somebody who doesn't enjoy a sweet treat (especially one that's homemade), so baking is generally a sure-fire way to spread the love. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd share some festive recipe ideas in case you're looking for some last minute inspiration: "Rosey Rocky Road"...

Less Is More – Rustic Valentine’s Day Cake

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Rustic Valentine's Cake
Desserts, Food
There is something romantic, understated, and sophisticated about an unfinished cake. This isn't to say that I'm averse to more complex cakes with detailed exteriors, but the less is more saying holds true for me in this case. (It also doesn't hurt that there's less guilt when the frosting only covers half of the surface area.) I'd been wanting to try my hand at this rustic style cake, and thought Valentine's Day would be the perfect occasion to do so. Not only was I pleased from an aesthetic standpoint, but the flavor definitely did not disappoint. I used this...

Valentine’s Day Conversation Cake

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Desserts, Food
While I love the concept of conversation heart candies, I've never been a particularly big fan of their artificial flavor. But since they play such a nostalgic role in Valentine's Day, I decided to incorporate the tradition into much tastier creation that could be shared by many. (Cake recipe adapted from here / frosting...