Chip and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day the Saturday night before. We rented Julia & Julie (or is it Julie & Julia?) and had this delicious treat!
Trust me and follow the link, it's a cute idea and their chocolate is spectacular.
My hubby bought me perfume and I got him Netflix streaming (his dream come true). We had a quiet and romantic night. Little man didn't wake up in the middle of the night, also that was a plus.
That same Saturday, but in the morning hours, Carr and I enjoyed some craft and sit down time together. For those that have three year old boy toddlers, you know how difficult that can be.
|We worked with glue glitter.|
|Ripping tissue paper was also an experiment we liked.|
|Mommy decided to make Valentine cupcakes for home and for work.|
|Stickers from Mimi and Papa!|
|Love that face!|
|Such a handsome little man!|
I baked for the first time ever Red Velvet Cupcakes. I added my own personal twist to them...cherries!
Red Velvet Cake:
2 1/2 cups (250 grams) sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (15 grams) regular or Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Yellow cake ingredients
- 1 cup butter
- 2 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups milk
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
I have always done this recipe even in Argentina. I got this recipe from a high school friend and translated to English.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix all ingrediants together the pour batter into prepared pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
We also prepared little boxes with treats.
Well, that is all the post. Hope you enjoyed this even though I posted it so late. I am hoping I get my mojo back to post some more soon. Have a great weekend!