Gabbi came over just in time to be in this photo shoot. My granddaughter is not camera shy by any means and she is my pint sized muse. This is a very short and sweet version of a dessert table and I did my best not to buy too much for it. Also, I employed some of my favorite shortcuts to make the process quick and easy.
As I was getting the desserts ready I came to the not so obvious realization that I make too much of everything. That’s not always a bad thing, if I have someone to share the goodies with. Everyone in my family is paying attention to their sweets ration because of the celebrations coming up this year. This is also the time of year when New Year’s resolutions haven’t as yet been tossed by the wayside so friends and neighbors are also paying attention to their waistlines. It’s a shame to say this but I’m sure the cupcakes will get tossed. I know, sad isn’t it?
I used a hot pink polyester cloth for the table and topped it with a white cloth with doily type cutouts for the overlay. Digging into my scrapbook paper bin I found pretty pink and lavender papers. I made fans and heart cutouts to add to the backdrop.
The Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies are from my Fill the Cookie Jar post. They are displayed on a pink upcycled cake stand. These will not meet their fate in the garbage disposal. I’m freezing them for a well deserved snack down the road. I had strawberry and vanilla cupcake batter that needed to be used so they were combined for the cupcakes. Half of the cupcakes were frosted with vanilla butter cream and garnished with milk chocolate and white chocolate hearts that I made in a candy mold. The other half were dunked into melted chocolate frosting.
While in Kroger’s last week I spotted a container of mini sugar cookies on the bakery clearance rack. At a $1.99 they were a good deal and a good cookie as well. I gave them a quick dip into royal icing cookie glaze that I had in the freezer and a couple shakes of sprinkles.
What’s Valentine’s Day without candy? Hershey’s Chocolate Truffle Kisses to the rescue! Half of the kisses are nestled in a retro champagne coupe which was place in acrylic box filled with pink tissue shreds. The other half I put in in an old fashioned cut glass tumbler that was a thrift find. I placed the heart shaped lollipops in a layer of conversation hearts in the same style tumbler as the chocolate kisses.
So there you have it, my sweet contribution to Valentine’s Day. Do you special plans for February 14th or is it just another day? It’s an extra special day for us because it’s our second oldest son’s birthday. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving, way better than candy and flowers!
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