Valentine's Day Baking

How was your Valentine's Day? I had a lovely evening with Adam. We went out for a delicious dinner and then spent the rest of the night in. Just relaxing and talking and drinking wine. We also had some of the Valentine cupcakes I had made the day before. I ended up baking cookies and cupcakes this week.

First up, I made White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. I had bought some clearance White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms after Christmas and I thought the red and white candies would be perfect for Valentine cookies. I added some heart sprinkles to the tops of the cookies too.

The cookies are delicious! They turned out very fudgy and the white chocolate peppermint M&Ms are absolutely delicious in these chocolate cookies. I don't see these cookies lasting very long...

As for the cupcakes I made, I decided on a white cake with vanilla buttercream. Both me and Adam like our vanilla cupcakes. But I took some inspiration from a picture in a recipe book I have for the toppings. We had chocolate sauce in the fridge, so I drizzled it over the frosting and added sprinkles. The bit of chocolate sauce is the perfect compliment to the vanilla buttercream. While decorating the cupcakes, Adam suggested adding maraschino cherries to the tops of some of the cupcakes. I did it for a few of them and they instantly reminded me of ice cream sundaes! I'm going to use this idea again and turn all the cupcakes into little sundaes! I might have to make the cake banana-flavoured to make them more like a banana split sundae cupcake! 

Anyways, I'm getting distracted by cupcake ideas... the cupcakes are delicious and really dangerous to have in the fridge because I'm tempted to eat one every couple of hours. 

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend and enjoying some chocolate!
xo Jen

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