I love the idea of a “Ready Made” Valentines Day. No baking necessary. Just a ton of decorating fun! I did a lot of baking over the holidays and thought why not do something a little different for those who either don’t want to do a lot of baking or or may not be set up to do so.
The list of treats I made were:
Heart shaped Rice Krispie Lollypop treats with marbled royal icing
Decorated Mini Moon Pies
Decorated Powdered Donuts
Chocolate covered Sugar Cookies
Decorated Iced Sugar Cookies
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Lettered Oreo Cookies
I used Candy Melts to make the ‘paint swooshes’, royal icing and sprinkles to decorate the tops of the mini moon pies. See how I made the marshmallows here. I git the moon pies from the original MoonPie online.
For the message oreos I used fondant and pressed letter cookie cutters into it to make the impressions. You can use your favorite brownie mix or recipe to make heart cutouts with a cookie cutter and dust them with powdered sugar, then put them back in.
I used royal icing, fondant flowers, and sprinkles for the sugar cookies. I made strawberry and chocolate sandwiched rice krispie lollypop treats covered with marbled royal icing. Just cut out heart shapes in your rice krispie treats and sandwich them together with royal icing with a straw placed in between ending at the crest of the heart. Then decorate the top anyway you like. Here is a link to the recipe I used. The only change I made was adding lemon extract.
See how I made these beautiful handmade envelopes here that can be used for letters, treats or even organizing your desk. The note cards were made with 3×5 note cards from any drugstore, watercolors, and gold pens.
Take regular macarons from your favorite bakery and a swoosh of edible gold paint using edible gold powder and any alcohol spirit. The Red Velvet Hot Cocoa has added food coloring. Make it here.
If you do like baking, please make this luscious silky smooth Very Moist Chocolate Cake. It’s a dark chocolate cake and milk chocolate frosting pictured here but feel free to use any buttercream frosting, ganache or icing of your choice. This recipe make great cupcakes too!
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