We had a lot of fun putting the order together for this month! Using bright pink XOXO lettered paper from Paper Source as inspiration, we decided to make sugar cookie cut-outs to go with the chocolate cake we had planned on. Because, the one thing we always count on for Valentines is chocolate!
The February treat selection included:
- White Velvet Sugar Cookies
- Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberry Buttercream
Chocolate Layer Cake. This was definitely one of the prettiest cakes we’ve made! And, the cake tasted really good too 🙂 We used the recipe in the book, “Vintage Cakes” by Julie Richardson. It includes plenty of sour cream and butter – yum!
But, really I think I could devour just about anything enrobed in all that luscious raspberry buttercream frosting. We mashed previously frozen raspberries in a sieve to release the juice which we used to flavor and color the frosting. While being all-natural has its limitations, the raspberry has always come through for us!
White Velvet Sugar Cookies. These cookies are fantastic! Not only do they taste great, but they stay soft for days. “White velvet” refers to the addition of cream cheese, which keeps them soft and chewy. We decorated the cookies in “X” and “O” letter shapes as well as hearts with a diluted royal icing that actually created a watercolor effect! We were super pleased with that as we LOVE anything watercolor 🙂 The beautiful color comes, of course, from the raspberry puree that we made for the cake icing.
corrie @ Peachie’s Treats