Happy Valentine's Day!! I love (no pun intended) this holiday. I probably like it more now that we have kids-the adorable parties at school, the cute t-shirts to purchase for my girls to wear in pinks and reds, seeing hearts and bright colors everywhere in the midst of dreary Indiana weather and of course it offers another reason to bake cookies and cupcakes to share with classmates, teachers, friends and family.
This year Valentine's Day was even more special. Why? My dear friend, Sarah, and I debuted our new venture with these adorable cookie bouquets. Decadent Dreams Bakery & Catering is officially in business!! We are offering specially made cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bouquets, pastries and much, much more for all occassions. If you can dream it, we can bake it. Exciting news huh?
This was the perfect time to launch our new venture. Who doesn't love heart shaped cookies iced with pinks and reds? Sarah and I had so much fun baking and decorating cookies and putting them together in festive, hand painted pots. We sold several bouquets and received rave reviews from all that purchased one. WHEW!!
Aren't these the cutest darn cookies? I think these are possibly my absolute favorite! Any time my Granny has ever sent me a card or written me a note, however small it is, she ALWAYS puts x's and o's at the bottom. This past summer I pulled into our driveway and noticed something sitting beside one of my flower pots and a note tucked under the pot. Sure enough, Granny had stopped by and brought the kids some goodies and left a note telling us she had missed us and at the bottom of the torn piece of paper was her infamous x's and o's.
These double hearts were alot of fun to plan and ice. I was thinking inside my very conservative box when Sarah suggested we fill each heart with different colors and pipe with the opposite color. I love how they turned out.
A simple pink heart piped with bright red and white lines to form a plaid pattern.
Sometimes simple says it all. We loved this heart cut-out cookie in red with piped white polka-dots. Yes, of course we ate the small heart that was cut out of the middle. :o) It helped give us the additional fuel for the long, late night hours we put in to complete our first orders.
From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!