We never usually celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way in our house. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t see ourselves as those ‘you should celebrate your love everyday meh meh’ type of people, it’s just that most of the time we’re celebrating things anyway. Ahem, but roses and chocolates never go amiss on a cold, dark night! So what better way than to get stuck in to showing yourself and your girls some lovin’ by partaking in GALentine’s. As the name clearly suggests, it’s a day dedicated to women, encouraging them to celebrate female friendships. And because being a laaaaady is actually awesome sometimes. Galentine’s Day falls on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day so that women with partners can still have V-Day fun with their other halves if they wish to. P.s – My boyfriend has already told me that he’s out on the 14th at a football match so stick it, a huge Dominos pizza will be all mine!
When Cake Angels UK got in touch to ask if they could send me some cutesy fondant flowers and edible bits to try, I jumped at the chance. Just remember, I am in no way, shape or form a baker. I even forgot piping bags so had to use a H&M bag to pipe the blush pink buttercream onto the cakes. I am that talented. So to show myself some ‘self lovin’, I decided to bake some amazing vanilla cupcakes with pink buttercream with added fondant flowers, marshmallows and edible decorations. I mean, look how cute they are!
To make these vanilla cupcakes, I simply mixed 3 large eggs, 150g unsalted butter, 150g caster sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 150g self raising flower and 2 tbsp of milk into a bowl. Once all the lumps were whisked out, I poured an even mixture into 12 cases and baked in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 °c heat. To create the buttercream, I mixed 3 cups of icing sugar with 150g of butter, squeezing in some pink dye. Simples!
What do you think of my cake creations? I’ve had such fun playing around with Cake Angels ingredients, be sure to check out their website. Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day at all, and will you be baking anything? Let me know in the comments below! Please note: this post has not been sponsored in any way.