Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

Method

  • 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!

 

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