decorating a Valentine heart cake

Valentine Heart Cake

Does your Valentine love cake?! Silly question I know… everyone loves cake! Well, can you decorate a cake? Can you decorate a cake with hearts? With these cake decorations you can!

Make a super simple marshmallow heart Valentine cakeI made this one for my 16th wedding anniversary and it was a hit with both the hubby and the kids.

It looks like I put tons of work into it… but I didn’t. Come read how I decorated this heart Valentine cake in only minutes! {grin}

Want to see a few of my other easy cake decorating ideas:

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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FREE Valentine candy bar wrappers

FREE Valentine candy bar printables

Want to have the coolest and the sweetest class Valentines this year?! Send your kids to school with my FREE chevron Valentine candy bar wrappers!

FREE Valentine printables

We created blue chevron for the boys with “You Are Bar None The Coolest” and red chevron for the girls with “You Are Bar None The Sweetest” and wrapped both around my favorite, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Candy Bars.

Free Valentine printables

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY chocolate transfer Valentines

chocolate transfer valentines

Ever wonder how people make such pretty and sometimes elaborate (not this one… but it easily could be) designs out of chocolate?! Well today I’m sharing how to make chocolate transfer hearts and script words, like LOVE, over on Gibbs Smith Books new blog, Red Barn.

Come join me at Red Barn for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make chocolate transfer Valentine heart cupcakes, including a how to video!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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chocolate dipped Valentine spoons

These chocolate dipped Valentine spoons took only a few minutes to make and will be perfect for stirring a bit of sweet into your sweet’s hot chocolate or coffee on Valentine’s day! {grin}

Here’s what you’ll need to make chocolate dipped Valentine spoons:

  • Wilton pink chocolate (available at your local craft store)
  • Wilton candy hearts
  • Spoons (I picked these up at Target)

And here are the super easy steps to making chocolate dipped Valentine spoons and stir sticks:

  1. Melt 7-8 chocolate wafers in a glass bowl on 8 second intervals in the microwave, stirring with a toothpick.
  2. Dip your spoon and level off chocolate with your toothpick.
  3. Add candy heart embellishments.
  4. Let dry on wax paper until set.

Tip: Don’t overheat or continue to reheat your chocolate. Heat just enough to melt and dip one spoon and set aside to set. If you overheat you’ll get a white film on your chocolate.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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love you to the moon cake

Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. I know! 16 years! Eeeekkk! Let’s just pretend I got married at age 10 so I can be 26… {smirk}

So for the occasion, and in the spirit of all my super easy DIY cakes lately (nautical baby shower cake, robot birthday cake, Easter bunny cake, patriotic red, white and blue cake), I made a “love you to the moon” cake. I meant for there to be a moon… but I ran out of time. You moms know the drill! {grin}

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • Flat iced two layer cake (preferably from your favorite bakery so you don’t have to bake)
  • Pink heart marshmallows
  • Needle
  • Cross-stitch thread
  • Pink sixlets (to hide your cake edges); I picked mine up at Party City

Just thread your needle, lightly dampen the sting, and thread the marshmallows. Be gentle or they’ll break/split. Once threaded, just place small dots of icing on the cake sides, make sure your marshmallow string is evenly spaced apart, and attach. It’s that easy!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! Happy Friday and Hoppy Easter!

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DIY teacher Valentines

My little ones are taking these fun DIY Valentine pencils to school today as teacher gifts! I saw this clever idea on Simply J Studio and couldn’t resist wrapping them up.

You’ll need Rolos, a Hershey’s Kiss, scrapbook paper and a bit of hot glue!

Cut your scrapbook paper 3.5”x4.5” (I made my horizontal stripe eraser a bit shorter than my yellow pencil paper)  and begin by wrapping your eraser paper around the Rolos first.

Next, wrap the yellow paper, attach with a few dots of glue, and attach the kiss for the pencil tip! I also added a little note that says “You’re The Write Teacher For Me!”

Simple J Studio added a few more touches that I wish I had had time for, but alas I was running a bit behind. Hop over to her blog for more details!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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FREE Valentine cello toppers

The Super Bowl is over and our FREE Valentine cellos are up just in time for you to package goodies for your kiddos classroom parties late this week and early next! Choose from owls, dinosaurs, ladybugs and robots AND all four designs can be personalized with your child’s name right in the file before you print.

If you use them we’d love to see a pic of your beautiful kiddos taking them to school or what goodies you chose to package inside them (4″ wide cello bags from your local craft store work best).

DOWNLOAD my FREE Valentine Cello Topper Printables NOW!

As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! Enjoy!

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talking Valentines in All You

Excited to share that I’m talking how to celebrate Valentine’s Day for less in this month’s issue of All You magazine! You can find my ideas and others on page 12. And you can download my free Valentine cello toppers including dinosaurs, owls, ladybugs and robots!

You know what else you can find in this month’s issue…

great ideas for hosting an Oscar party! Plus over $50 in coupons for all the brands you love (not a million things you’ll never buy. Oh, there’s even one for M&Ms in this issue… my personal weakness!), simple recipes, style tips for all body types and many other articles on topics that real women and moms care about. 

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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10 sweet Valentine treats

Yesterday I shared some of my favorite Valentine crafts from around the web and today I’m sharing some of my favorite Valentine sweet ideas!

  1. Cherry vanilla layer cake from Sprinkle Bakes
  2. Valentine heart cake from Kikki.K
  3. Heart s’mores from Two Hearts Bakery
  4. Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa from Two Peas & Their Pod
  5. Valentine donuts from My Baking Addiction
  6. Valentine cookie pops from The Idea Room
  7. Chocolate chip Valentine cookie pops via Pizzazzerie 
  8. Heart fruit kabobs from Parents
  9. Easy Valentine marshmallow “love notes” from The Celebration Shoppe {wink}
  10. Valentine Chex Mix from Betty Crocker

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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10 DIY Valentine craft ideas

These are a few of my favorite DIY Valentine craft ideas from around the blogosphere:

  1. “Doh you want to be my Valentine?” from The Wilson World
  2. “You’re tops in my book!” bookmark Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  3. “I dig you!” Valentine from Family Fun
  4. Match box Valentines from Inch Mark
  5. “You’re the apple of my eye!” from Twig & Thistle
  6. “This is a stick up!” Valentine from My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife
  7. Straw bracelet from Living Locurto
  8. “I wheelie like you!” Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  9. “You light up my life!” Valentine from Design Sponge
  10. Candy rings from Hostess With The Mostess

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! Happy Monday!

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