Happy Valentines Day! I got a little surprise this morning, a cute little heart slate notice board and some yummy Macarons – my favourite!
Stuart and I aren’t really into celebrating Valentines Day, however 3 years ago we did end up with a little celebration, because after 6 years together he asked me to marry him, the old romantic that he is! Needless to say I did say YES!!!
To celebrate this other ‘anniversary’, this evening we are having a dinner in, cooked by himself. However, I did seize this opportunity to create some Valentines Day treats, given that I haven’t really baked anything in a while. I found some heart shaped marshmallows in Marks and Spencers, which I dipped in white chocolate and red candy melts and then sprinkled with hearts.
On one of my random shopping days I came across this little set of rose chocolate moulds in Paperchase, which I just had to have. With having no knowledge of chocolate making I melted some dark chocolate, added some ginger syrup and a little bit of ginger and left it to set – hope they taste OK!
And finally….. Vanilla Cupcakes. I thought after all that chocolate, keeping it plain was key! However, this cupcake comes with a twist. In my cupboard I came across this large jar of Marshmallow fluff
So not wanting to waste it and having no clue what to do with it (other than eat it straight from the jar with a spoon), I experimented and came up with a Marshmallow Fluff frosting. Now I know this has been done before, but online there were not many exact recipes so I kind of had to make up my own!!
Marshmallow Fluff Frosting
50g softened butter
180g Icing Sugar
5 tbsp. Marshmallow Fluff
Cream butter and icing sugar together either by hand or using a mixer
Mix in Marshmallow fluff until light and fluffy
Put in fridge for about 20 mins to stiffen before piping / decorating the cupcakes
Now the problem is to eat all of these – I think my team at work tomorrow may have to help out!