CakeJournal.com » Valentine’s Day http://cakejournal.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 How to Make Valentine Heart Mini Cakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-mini-cakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-mini-cakes/#respond Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:24:03 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15981 These bite size conversation hearts are so easy to make and so fun to personalize. Store bought cake and icing shortens your time in the kitchen and food coloring markers gives everyone a chance to write their own message. So much fun and so simple! Makes Approximately 18 Mini Hearts: You Will Need: 1 –… [read more...]

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Cakegirls

Hi, we're Cakegirls - sisters Mary and Brenda Maher. We owned a cake shop in Chicago for many years, competed on the Food Network and even had a reality show called Amazing Wedding Cakes. In 2010, a fire changed our lives but not our love of cakes! We launched an online store where you can buy cake supplies, party accents and see more D.I.Y. ideas. Visit www.thecakegirls.com

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Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop Review and Giveaway http://cakejournal.com/giveaways/sweet-sallys-bakeshop/ http://cakejournal.com/giveaways/sweet-sallys-bakeshop/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:25:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16066 Disclosure:  Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop sent me the “Tower of Love”  for my review.However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. I haven’t waited so anxiously for the mail like I did last week… You see…Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop emailed me, saying that some amazing goodies were in the mail. I had seen  pictures and details… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to Make Rose Cake Pops http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/rose-cake-pops/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/rose-cake-pops/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:38:28 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15956 These adorable little roses are just cake pops in disguise. Dressed up in a thin layer of fondant and dusted with shimmer, they’re an easy and impressive treat. So, go ahead and wow your sweetie with a flower bouquet and dessert all wrapped up in one. YOU WILL NEED: Cake Pop Filling (note: make sure… [read more...]

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Cakegirls

Hi, we're Cakegirls - sisters Mary and Brenda Maher. We owned a cake shop in Chicago for many years, competed on the Food Network and even had a reality show called Amazing Wedding Cakes. In 2010, a fire changed our lives but not our love of cakes! We launched an online store where you can buy cake supplies, party accents and see more D.I.Y. ideas. Visit www.thecakegirls.com

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How to make ‘Heart Air Balloon’ cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-air-balloon-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-air-balloon-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:26:31 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15833 These romantic cupcakes were inspired by scrap booking designs I saw on Pinterest. I thought the three dimensional, heart-shaped balloons would translate to pretty edible cupcake toppers! This is what I used: Work surface Wilton fondant in dark brown and pastel pink Rolling pin Rolling cutter Water pen Cornstarch Toothpicks Foam wedges Heart cutter (3”… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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Pink cake for Valentine’s Day http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pink-cake-for-valentines-day/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pink-cake-for-valentines-day/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:53:12 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10274 I knew excactly how this years Valentine’s Day cake should look and taste….Pink meringue vanilla frosting together with a chocolate chip cake! It’s one of my favourite flavor combinations. Normally I use a vanilla buttercream for the filling but today I decided to add two layers of meringue frosting instead. Double pink fluff! I used… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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How to make Valentine’s Day cookies http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-valentines-day-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-valentines-day-cookies/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:28:23 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9847 With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought I would show you how to make a collection of themed cookies. With so many girly options about, this is one for the boys! Boxer shorts and tees! This is what I used: Cookie dough Large rolling pin Cutters: Heart, Rectangle (6.5 x 4.5 cm) Baby Grow (though you… [read more...]

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Gillian

Gillian is the owner of Jillybean Cake Couture. She is passionate about cake decorating, has a diploma in sugarcraft, and worked professionally for over 7 years.
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How to make heart shaped fantasy flowers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-heart-shaped-fantasy-flowers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-heart-shaped-fantasy-flowers/#comments Sun, 03 Feb 2013 08:10:59 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9737 When I think of Valentine’s Day cakes, this is what pops into my mind: shades of pink and red, lots of hearts and romantic flowers. Even though I like those ideas, I wanted to make something different and exciting this year. So, for this Valentine’s Day cake, I went with a purple and green theme… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make a heart-shaped ruffled rose http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-ruffled-rose/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-ruffled-rose/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:18:36 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9439 It’s almost Valentine’s Day and to celebrate,. I thought I would show you how to make a beautifully romantic ruffled rose with a subtle difference: it is in the shape of a heart! These pretty little decorations can be used as cupcake toppers, placed around the sides of an iced cake or supported by a… [read more...]

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Beth

Beth is a former scientist turned cake designer and owner of Cakes by Beth. She specializes in contemporary wedding cakes and cute animals.

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Sweet heart sugar cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/sweet-heart-sugar-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/sweet-heart-sugar-cookies/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:11:11 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8531 Yesterdays sweet treats, pretty embossed fondant sugar cookie hearts in sweet homemade (home crafted) cookie boxes. You can see more embossed cookies here and read more about my embossing tools here. Happy Caking! Louise

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Petit Fours decorated with fondant roses http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/petit-fours-decorated-with-fondant-roses/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/petit-fours-decorated-with-fondant-roses/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:24:35 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8436 I have a thing for small sweet treats and petit fours are definitely one of them. These petit fours are made with a delicious vanilla butter cake and a home made raspberry jam filling. They are covered with a simple pink sugar icing and decorated with pink fondant roses and small piped royal icing leaves… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Valentine chocolate cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/valentine-chocolate-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/valentine-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:45:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8393 Today I have been in the kitchen baking chocolate cupcakes. Since Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, I thought that some pink fondant hearts and a little pink sprinkle on the cupcakes would be in place. I have frosted them with Angel Feather Icing, which is good together with the chocolate cupcakes. You can find the… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Valentine’s heart cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentines-heart-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentines-heart-cookies/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:47:24 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5036 No Valentine’s Day without something sweet. Therefor I have made some Valentine’s heart cookies and iced them with rolled fondant. To get the really deep red that I have used on some of the cookies. I have used a mix of Crystal color’s Poinsetta and Americolor’s Super Red. The mix of powder and gel together… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Valentine cake bites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentine-cake-bites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentine-cake-bites/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:25:51 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5019 If you still dont know what to make for Valentines Day, then how about making some sweet and delicious cake bite treats? I have made these pretty Valentine cake bites today. I had some chocolate cake from the Pingu Christening cake in my freezer. Together with some chocolate ganache I rolled the crumbled cake into… [read more...]

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Valentine’s cake with roses http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentines-cake-with-roses/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentines-cake-with-roses/#comments Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:39:06 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=3484 With long anticipation, here is my very special Valentine’s cake with roses. Special, because today is Valentine’s Day but also because my lovely husband and I have been together for 10 years. So I can not find a better way than to celebrate it with a gorgeous, delicious and romantic cake filled with love. I… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Gift wrapping http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/gift-wrapping/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/gift-wrapping/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:49:35 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=3462 I love to craft things that I can use for beautiful gift wrapping for my homemade treats. This paper cone will hide the sweet cookie hearts decorated with rolled fondant. Maybe for a little Valentine’s Day gift? Remember that if you use rolled fondant on your cookies Then let them dry for 1-2 days in… [read more...]

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Louise

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Small gum paste roses http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/small-gum-paste-roses/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/small-gum-paste-roses/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:48:01 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=3355 I just wanted to show you a little sneak peek of my next cake project. I will be using these small gum paste roses for a very special Valentine’s cake this year. But you will have to wait to see the final result. For those who have asked about a tutorial please see this rose… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Be my Valentine brownie http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/be-my-valentine-brownie/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/be-my-valentine-brownie/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2009 20:00:36 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=1366 Just a quick note to wish all my readers Happy Valentine with these delicious brownies. They are the new hot thing this year so I baked a nice brownie and used a round cookie cutter to cut out small round brownies. Placed them in paper cups and piped a nice chocolate swirl with two pink… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Valentine letter cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentine-letter-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentine-letter-cookies/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:32:36 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=1336 With Valentine’s Day soon approching, the web is loaded with all sorts of sweet ideas for making that something special for your loved ones. I came up with this idea: Valentine letter cookies. That way the receiver can spell your messages by themself, a bit like scrabble The cookies are 1 7/8″ and I have used… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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