Valentine’s Sweets

February 15, 2009

I’m a huge fan of Bakerella and Valentine’s Day marked the second holiday that I used one of her recipes/ideas for my baking needs. Here was the Bakerella version. Here’s my rendition:

cake mix makes cookie?

cake mix makes cookie?

Using a cake mix to make cookies was very surprising but it had a nice consistency. I did end up with quite a few more than Bakerella said she made. Also, Los Angeles is a little short on the red velvet cake mix. How sad! Guess chocolate will suffice.

yummmm

yummmm

Let me just say that these “cookies” alone are delicious!

cream cheese and butter are about to get pink

cream cheese and butter are about to get pink

This is also delicious but might send you into a sugar coma. The recipe made waaaaay too much and it was so sweet we could hardly eat them. (we managed somehow! haha)

done!

done!

Thanks, Bakerella!

For Love

February 14, 2009

I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card using limited resources. I stumbled across some extra canvas and here is the unfolding (and folding) of this year’s V-day card for my sweetie.

matching pieces of canvas

matching pieces of canvas

I penciled in the design on the front and the message inside

I penciled in the design on the front and the message inside

stitching the front

stitching the front

stiching in the message

stiching in the message

sewing right sides out

sewing right sides out

finished cover

finished cover

finished inside

finished inside