For Valentine's day this year, Sawyer and a little buddy made cupcakes...I wanted to share some of the sweet photos from that day.
Testing out the icing...yep, it's yummy!
Starting to actually put the icing ON the cupcakes...
All done...now for the sprinkles!
A baker's dozen, ready to enjoy!
Want to make your Valentine some treats from scratch? Give this recipe from Gifts for Giving a try!
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
1/2 c. butter, divided 7 T. brown sugar, packed 1 t. cinnamon 3/4 c. pineapple tidbits, drained with juice reserved 6 maraschino cherries, drained and halved 1 c. cake flour 1-1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1 egg, separated 1/4 c. sugar 1 t. vanilla extract
Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan; stir in sugar and cinnamon until blended. Remove pan from heat; add pineapple. Lightly grease each cup in a 12-cup muffin tin; spoon one tablespoon mixture into each cup. Place a cherry half, round side-down, in the center of each cup; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form. In a large mixing bowl, cream remaining butter and sugar; beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice, beating well after each addition; fold in egg white. Pour mixture evenly into muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until cupcakes test done. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; invert onto a baking sheet to cool. Makes 12.
Here in Ohio, we're on a break between snow storms but it's definitely a day to stay warm & cozy on the couch. If you're snowed in, or just want to spend the day creating, whip up some of these sweet bookmarks for your best girlfriends...Valentine's day is just around the corner!
Sort through your button box to find enough buttons to create a bookmark the length you want. When lined up edge to edge, it should be between 6" and 8" long. For this project, flat ones work the best. Lace the floss through two holes of each button so they will lay flat. Tie ends to secure the buttons and add a tassel or charm at one end, if you like.
Have a special button that really stands out? Sew it onto a length of silky ribbon for an easy twist on this bookmark.
What's better than making these sweet bookmarks for girlfriends? Inviting those same girlfriends over for a "crafternoon" of course! Get together on Valentine's Day or any day...everyone can bring their favorite supplies and a creative idea or two to share.
Be sure to stop by the blog later this week for a yummy treat to make and enjoy with your crafty friends!