Whoo! Snack is back for the staff at my school! For all of you non-teachers, Friday's are FAT at most schools...we like to call them "Fat Fridays"...you know, treat day. At morning recess, the staff meet in the staffroom to schmooze over food and treats!
Since I was on treats this week, I chose to make Valentine's Day cupcakes for my colleagues to enjoy. This time I made simple vanilla cupcakes with three kinds of frosting: pink buttercream, white cream cheese frosting and delicious chocolate buttercream frosting, (see recipe below) all topped with heart sprinkles. The same heart sprinkles that I used for the eyes of my Valentine's Day Cake Pops!
Bakerella, and by Melissa, from Domesticated Lady.
I know, I need to get a circle punch! When I made Duff's Cake Pops with tags, Nancy suggested that I buy some circle punches. Haven't gotten around to it yet Nancy! Scissors did the trick, yet again this time!
I glued the tags onto some red popsicle sticks that I bought at Dollarama.
Love the "Valentine, I think you're...WILD" tags!
Ghirardelli Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
(Warning...this is sinful!)
6 tbsp butter softened
2-2/3 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
In bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix icing sugar with cocoa. Blend sugar mixture with butter alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Beat until smooth. Blend in vanilla.
(Frosts tops and sides of two, 9" layers.)
For other Valentine's Day ideas check out these posts:
Happy Valentine's Day!