Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sugar Hearts

We don't "do" Valentine's day at Chez Book.  I hardly need a Hallmarked Holiday to remind me to do something sweet for DH.

We don't do Valentine's day, but we do bake.  Maybe it's all the Ace of Cakes we've been watching, or maybe it's because What's New Cupcake is Sweet Pea's favorite book.  I'm not really sure.  But when Little Dude had a sign-up sheet for his preschool party, we signed right up for cupcakes.


It took some time, Jolly Ranchers, metal cookie cutters, and food dye, but we have 20+ red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, pink sugar cuffs and big red and pink hearts.

The cupcake recipe is from Pinch My Salt, and really quite tasty (even though I don't normally care for cake).  

I also have these:
lovely new potholders that I used to pull them out of the oven!  They were a great use of fat quarters and old scraps.  I used 2 layers regular batting leftovers, rather than getting a special heat-impervious batting.  They work well for pulling stuff out of the oven, but I'm not sure I'd want to hold something at 450F for a long time while using them.  I do, however, enjoy seeing some fabric that I've had hiding in my closet!


Jacey said...

Your cupcakes are so cute! I just love the melted Jolly Rancher hearts. Nice touch! My friend just bought the What's New Cupcake book, and it has some adorable little guys; my favorite are the robots.

Your potholders look great. Aren't they a satisfying project?

Beth Stewart said...

The jolly rancher hearts turned out really well. I'll bet the Liamnator was very proud of his contribution. The pot holders are lovely, and a great use of left over fabric. You overchiever you!