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5 Great Red Velvet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Red velvet is a popular cake, made with buttermilk, a hint of cocoa powder and a splash of red food coloring. The cake is usually topped with a rich cream cheese icing, which contributes to its popularity, but the bright red color of the cake is really what draws people in. This coloring also makes is a perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day treat, because ... Read More »

Wilton Micro Heart Sprinkles

Heart Sprinkles

One of the easiest ways to dress up a cake or cookies for a holiday is to top them off with some colorful sprinkles. I am always tempted by the seasonal sprinkles that hit the baking aisle during the holidays – trees for Christmas, bats at Halloween and hearts at Valentine’s Day – but I rarely end up using the sprinkles. The reason is that ... Read More »

Red Velvet Marble Cupcakes

Red Velvet Marble Cupcakes, innards

Marble cakes and cupcakes are usually made by swirling together vanilla and chocolate cake batters, but there is no reason that you can’t swirl together other flavors of cake to create different looks and add different flavors to a finished product. Red velvet cake batter is great for swirling into marble cakes because it lends such a vibrant color to the finished product, but it ... Read More »

Wilton Heart Cookie Pan

6 Cavity Non-Stick Heart Cookie Pan

Valentine’s Day is just and excuse to do lots of heart-shaped baking, but sometimes it’s nice to have the excuse because there are some great heart-shaped baking pieces out there to play with. One of them is Wilton’s Heart Cookie Pan. This nonstick pan has six shallow indentations for easily baking shaped cookies – no rolling or cookie cutters required. The designs look a lot ... Read More »

The Baking Bites Cookbook for Valentine’s Day

Baking Bites Cookbook -for Valentine’s Day!

The sweetest gift you can give your loved one is the pleasure of your company, perhaps over a big carafe of coffee, a glass of fresh orange juice and a big breakfast that you enjoy together while reading the paper on a quiet morning. Or a plate of homemade baked goods, since the time that you’ll put into them makes them worth a lot more ... Read More »

Wilton Valentine Cookie Pan

Wilton Valentine Cookie Pan

Cookie pans seem to be getting more and more popular as time goes by. The pans allow you to stamp cookies with different designs and bake cookie dough into different shapes without picking up a single cookie cutter or rolling in. They’re reminiscent of shallow cupcake pans, with designs in the bottom of each cup. Cookie dough is dropped into the molds and bakes in ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Eggs in Toast

Toad-in-the-hole is the name of a traditional British dish in which sausages are put into Yorkshire pudding batter and baked right into the popover-like pastry. Since it’s origination, the name has been expanded to include many other dishes, including the simple breakfast dish of eggs in toast. At least, I’ve always heard eggs-in-toast called toad-in-the-hole. It can also be called Eggs in a Basket, Eggs ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Desserts on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is an occasion centered around chocolate and flowers – oh, and romance, of course. Lots of people are making spending cutbacks this year, but you shouldn’t have to pass up the chance to do something special and celebrate with your loved one as a result. Naturally, I think that homemade treats (and maybe some flowers) are a great option. The most obvious choice ... Read More »

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