Typically, right around this time is when every blog in the world is shoving valentines down your throat. It’s probably already started in some places. All you’re gonna see for the next 11 days are hearts, everything pink & red, and the word ‘love.’ On blogs, websites, in stores and on magazine covers.
And really, as you can tell from the image above, this is one time I won’t be any different!
Sorry, guys. But I can’t help it. I love Valentine’s Day! So here’s a round-up of some of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, followed by some adorable recipes I’ve found on the web:
First, we have red velvet cupcakes with a vanilla bean cream cheese frosting (seen above). Classic. Can’t go wrong with ‘em.
Second, there are some chocolate cupcakes filled with pink frosting, and a cute little heart-shaped window to see it through.
Third, how about some blood orange curd? It’s not too Valentine-y, but it’s pink color still makes it a nice addition to breakfast on the 14th, as well as a perfect vanilla cake/cupcake filling.
Or maybe an apple pie that looks like roses is more your speed.
Heart-shaped cake pops are cute.
Pink cupcakes are even cuter.
Perhaps you don’t like baking? How about making a jar of hearts, aka strawberries in syrup?
Linzer tart cookies filled with a red or pink jam/jelly is always a good choice.
Rosewater-vanilla bean cupcakes are a good Valentine’s treat, too. Sugared flowers are optional!
For you anti-Valentine people, there’s always something like a black cupcake with black & purple frosting, too (pardon the horrific photography & lame writing!).
Pink M&M cookies are always a good choice- you can sub white & dark chocolate chips or dried cherries!
Now for the first recipe from outside this blog: cinnamon Red Hots shortbread at Bakingdom.
Red velvet whoopie pies from Annie’s Eats.
And Cupid’s arrow cupcakes from Bakerella are just the cutest!