Wednesday 4th February 2015
How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?
Oh, you’ve forgotten again.
Well don’t just bung your loved one a box of chocolates and a hurried table for two at an overcrowded chain restaurant. Show that special someone you really care by pouring some love into a Valentine’s Day baking project.
Making a romantic cake or lovely biscuits requires forethought, effort and time and says ‘I Love You’ more than spending a fiver on some flowers at the supermarket. But if you’re stumped for ideas on how to give your cakes and bakes some romance here are a few ideas, straight from Cupid himself.
If you want to whip up a simple cake for your significant other you can quickly give it a romantic twist through your choice of Ready to Roll Icing colours.
Look how the combination of Pink and Duck Egg Blue Icing on this Valentine’s cake gives it an aura of softness and inviting romance:
When it comes to colour choices, pinks, soft blues, reds and whites are your friend for creating an amorous cake. Grab one of our special Valentine’s Ready to Roll Icing bundles and you’ve got everything you need.
As you can see on the cake above, it’s decoration that really gives a cake its theme. Obviously hearts are the biggie on Valentine’s Day cakes. The great thing about hearts is that they can be made using Ready to Roll Icing like on these biscuits:
You can also easily pipe them on to cupcakes with some frosting or create intricate designs using flower paste.
An icing flower perched on top of your Valentine’s Day cake may not smell as sweet as a bouquet but it will taste a lot better. Flowers can be made using simple cutters, or you can put your sugar crafting skills to work and create a beautiful rose like this one:
Although Valentine’s Day is a time to pamper and spoil your partner it’s also about enjoying the day as a couple, in celebration of how you both make each other’s lives better. We say extend this to your baking project by making something you can share.
If you don’t have the time to create a multi-tiered, sugar crafted extravaganza of a cake then a batch of cupcakes or cookies can give you a treat to enjoy together after the romantic meal for two. Something as simple as these cookies can be created in no time and are perfect for sharing:
We reckon Shakespeare had it wrong; music isn’t the food of love, cake is, so bake on. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart by making them a deliciously sweet cake.
Do you have a favourite Valentine’s Day baking recipe? Let us know on social media and don’t forget to show us your Valentine’s Day bakes.