Valentine Day attempts

I finally finished making Valentine’s cards for my kids. I started them on Saturday when we had school so I had to finish it up.

I skipped classes on Friday because the hip hop instructor was sick and I really don’t like the sub. Instead, I walked around for a little bit because it was nice out, baked, and slept a lot. I think I overdosed on sleep.

Here’s how baking went. The red velvet whoopie pies have been the WORSE whoopie pies I’ve ever made. Sorry Cousin Johnnie’s doesn’t have a good recipe – maybe it’s better at the restaurant – and the frosting didn’t turn out as expected. It was eggy and gross and therefore, never made it into the whoopie pies.

I made both green tea cupcakes and red hot velvet cupcakes. I’m showcasing the red velvet cupcakes in this entry because it was part of my V-Day post. The cupcakes turned out dense, but the taste were just right. The frosting was tad complicated for me to finish.

I ended up making pink cookies because I combined the red and white icing of the red & white cookies. They were fluffy, but pretty typical of a cookie otherwise.

Big thoughts on a big dream…

I couldn’t resist making the strawberry milk cake for pre-Valentine’s Day. I’m not a master at cakes. Mine always crumble when I try to remove them from the pan so I left it in there. I couldn’t decorate it the way they did, but it looked like a bed for this scantily clad Ken doll. The cake was good too. I used a different frosting though, the same one I used from strawberry whoopie pies – a cream cheese frosting. Yum.

Because I was in the mood for strawberry milk cake, I bought strawberry extract, strawberry preserves, and real strawberries. I had to make strawberry flavored whoopie pies because I was already set to make whoopie pies. The cookies were superb and not super soft like the Elvis whoopie pies.

I was talking to Yancey about starting a business. My co-workers ask if I’m trying to become a baker. Well, cupcakes are out. How about whoopie pies? There aren’t really any businesses in the business of making them and I’m quite good at them. I also love that I could do so much with them such as these vanilla and matcha whoopie pies.