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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
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Valentine heart shaped eggs and strawberry cupcakes

Valentine ideas

 

Happy Saturday everyone,

I wanted to share with you what I’ve been up to during the last few days; I’ve been experimenting different recipes in the kitchen and today I wanted to share with you these strawberry cupcakes and heart shaped eggs I prepared for my hubby last week. The strawberry cupcakes were delicious, I will show you how I prepared them by using vanilla cake mix and fresh strawberries! I will also show you how I prepared heart shaped eggs for breakfast, using a $2.00 mold from the dollar store.

We both liked how the heart shaped eggs turned out, so I might prepare them again for Valentine’s day; unfortunately this year February 14, will be Thursday and I will have to get up very early in the morning if we want to have breakfast together before he leaves for work. As I mentioned before, we won’t be exchanging any gifts this year, so all this food and kisses are my gifts to him!

Will you do something romantic for your other half on Thursday?

 

This is the $2.00 mold, we got from the dollar store, I started by greasing the mold by spraying it with no-stick cooking spray PAM:

 heart eggs

The yolk of the egg was not in middle, so I took a spoon and moved it aside. With the first egg it took me a while to get it in the middle but once you got it, the next ones will be easier to do:

valentine ideas eggs

 

As you can see, the yolk is more centered, it wasn’t perfect but I tried:

valentine eggs

 

This is how the heart egg shaped looks, pretty and perfect for a Valentine breakfast:

 valentine egg breakfast

This is how I served it, looks cute but now that I’m looking at it more closely, the third egg; looks like a frown instead of a smile. Oh! Well, he didn’t seem to mind, he and my son both loved it and ate them together. I ate the strawberries:

valentine eggs for breakfast

 

Now, these are the fresh and delicious strawberries I used for baking the strawberry cupcakes:

 strawberries cupcakes

To bake the strawberry cupcakes I was going to prepare my own cake mix, but I was too lazy that day to make my own, so I used Duncan Hines cake mix instead, in the picture below you can see the ingredients I used:

 strawberries cupcakes mix ingredients

As per the directions in the box, I mixed the eggs, water, oil and cake mix:

strawberries cupcakes cake mix

 

Cut several strawberries into little pieces, so you can add them to the batter:

cut the strawberries

sliced strawberries

 

This is how the batter should look after you have added the strawberries:

strawberries cupcakes batter

 

Pour the batter into pans to get them ready for baking, 

bake for 19 to 22 minutes and let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes:

pour strawberries cupcakes batter in pan

To prepare the pink icing, I used white Duncan Hines Icing

and added 6 drops of red food coloring:

red food coloring

See, how the icing turned out; light pink, just the way I wanted:

strawberries cupcakes icing

Look at how pretty the cupcakes turned out with pink icing and you can see the small chunks of strawberries inside the cupcake:

strawberries cupcakes

 

Next time, I will also try adding red food colouring into the cupcake batter to have a pink interior:

strawberries cupcake

This red cupcake holder is a Christmas gift from my mom, I love it! thank you Mom!

red cupcake tray

 

Thanks again for stopping by!

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Category: Food
  • rhema3one7 says:

    That’s delectable !

    February 9, 2013 at 3:10 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Rhema, I’m glad you find them pretty!

      February 9, 2013 at 8:16 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Oh my goodness! I am cracking up at the plate with the eggs on it! It does look like a frown!! That is so funny how that worked out!!! I am going to be on the look out for one of these molds…I like to make breakfast dinners a lot and eggs are so simple but my kids won’t eat them…not even scrambled! Maybe they will give them a shot if they are heart shaped! That is so sweet that you did this for your husband! He is too lucky that you make him eggs and…..cupcakes!!! The cupcakes look awesome!

    February 9, 2013 at 8:01 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! I know, I only realized it looked like a frown once I added the picture to the post! We enjoy eggs for breakfast too and you might be able to still find this mold at the dollar store on the Valentine section; maybe your kids will give it a try? my little one loves eggs and he loved these with the strawberries on the side, hope your eggs won’t have a frown ha!ha! Thank you, I will let him know; he’s lucky, he’s favourite were the cupcakes with the strawberries inside! thanks Melissa, have a good weekend! 🙂

      February 9, 2013 at 8:21 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    Mmmmm . . . tasty, fun, and BEAUTIFUL photos!!! 🙂

    February 9, 2013 at 8:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Katherine! true they were tasty and very fun to do too! thank you and glad you liked the photos too! 🙂

      February 9, 2013 at 8:59 am
  • Cul de Sac says:

    Everything looks soo yummy! I like the cupcakes 🙂 have a great day Ingrid!

    February 9, 2013 at 9:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Merci beaucoup Josee! 🙂 You too have a great day and a great weekend!

      February 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm
  • mariateresa1983 says:

    Lovely and yummy!

    February 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! I’m happy you think they are lovely and yummy! 🙂 Have a good weekend!

      February 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    I love the egg mold! It is so brilliant! Your cupcakes are over the top delicious and gorgeous.., as always 🙂

    February 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Judy for you kind and sincere words! Just took a look at your latest chocolate cupcakes draped with cream cheese and they look delicious and so beautiful! 🙂

      February 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm
  • mtetar says:

    You are sharing time, patience, and love to make them happy by preparing homemade foods. Most importantly they both love you, and the foods and that is what matters. Thanks for sharing everything. You did a great job. Have a Blessed Weekend. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    February 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Mtetar, you are always so sweet with your beautiful words! thank you so much for the lovely comment, you are right! this is what matters; love and food! 🙂 thanks again!

      February 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    It’s looks so yummy!!! Beautiful shots!!!

    February 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks, yes, it was very yummy! the cupcakes were a big hit here! we had 24 of them but they gone very fast! thank you for the compliment!

      February 10, 2013 at 8:48 am
  • memyselfandkids says:

    Looks tasty.
    Tell me though does anyone really own something to make heart shaped eggs? You’d have to be one serious cook.

    February 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks Larry! 🙂 No, no, I got this mold from our local dollar store for only $2.00, I found it on the Valentine section and I think I can also use it for pancakes 🙂 ha!ha! no serious cook around here yet! thank you!

      February 10, 2013 at 8:51 am
      • memyselfandkids says:

        I still think it makes you a serious cook if you have that in your cabinet though it’s cool that it was not a serious cost.

        February 10, 2013 at 9:34 am
        • now at home mom says:

          thank you, I guess you are right! 🙂 hope I will use it again soon! maybe this Thursday! ha!ha!

          February 10, 2013 at 9:36 am
          • memyselfandkids says:

            Really? What’ Thursday? Yes, I know. Truthfully, though I don’t get into Valentines Day. Luckily, my wife is fine with that.
            Anyway, I hope your husband appreciates your effort.

            February 10, 2013 at 9:42 am
          • now at home mom says:

            ha!ha! yes ! Thursday! My hubby knows, I’ve always been like this, any occasion to celebrate or to update the decor ha!ha! 🙂 we always have breakfast together instead of a romantic dinner since we had our son! no more time for those, now every night our son falls asleep, we do too, exhausted! 🙂

            February 10, 2013 at 9:46 am
          • memyselfandkids says:

            I hear you.
            Enjoy the breakfast. Now, the egg idea becomes even moer clear.

            February 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            Thank you! I hope I will be able to wake up early 🙂

            February 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm
  • Melia Alexander says:

    How fun! I’m going to see if I can find the egg mold.

    February 10, 2013 at 9:23 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks 🙂 yes, it was fun, I hope you get it. The dollar store in my area has a lot of Valentine things remaining in their entrance, so yours might still do too! hope you give it a try!

      February 10, 2013 at 9:33 am
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Awww! What a cute little egg!!! I need to go pick up a heart shaped mold this week 🙂
    -JulieC

    February 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      hi!hi! yes, this is super cute! I love it too! hope you get one too, I’m sure you will be able to find it at any dollar store in Montreal 🙂

      February 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm
  • thethinkingcloset says:

    How cute is this? I’m going to have to keep my eyes peeled for a heart shaped mold now, too. I’m not a huge egg person, but I know my hubby would just love this. Like you, I’m always looking for a way to celebrate – – and my husband is about as romantic as they come; so I suppose you could say it’s the “perfect storm.” Ha ha. I feel very blessed!

    February 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! glad to hear your husband is romantic 🙂 I consider mine romantic too but I am the real romantic here and he goes along with my ideas, which for me makes him romantic too! ha!ha! By the way, I think this heart shaped egg mold is a big hit with hubby’s, mine was very happy and now my dad wants my mom to get one too! 🙂 Let’s hope Thursday morning I won’t be too sleepy to prepare breakfast!

      February 12, 2013 at 12:03 am
  • little poppits says:

    that is so cute, love that idea. x

    February 12, 2013 at 5:25 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you loved it, I will try these again on Thursday morning 🙂

      February 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    OMG! I love that little pan. Everything you make looks delish….must heat up lunch before I raid the candy drawer. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

    February 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 I know what you mean, when I have these cupcakes around; I forget about lunch too! ha!ha! as for the pan, I love how the eggs turned out too and for only $2.00 the pan was worth it!

      February 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  • Lara says:

    They both look delicious! My daughter LOVES strawberries so I might just have to make those cupcakes while she’s at school tomorrow. Thanks for the idea (and recipe)!

    February 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lara! Oh! yes, you should prepare them tomorrow with delicious strawberries inside; it’s a perfect cupcake for Valentine’s day: strawberries: I LOVE them too! 🙂

      February 13, 2013 at 11:56 pm
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    Here’s a funny story for you. I bought that same heart shaped pan and I tried to make a pancake in it. Complete and utter disaster. Eggs. WAY smarter and they look cute!

    February 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      you are funny Alex! 🙂 pancakes: great idea! I will have to try it and I will let you know if it was a disaster or not! Don’t worry, I told you I tried different things on my own with a heart shape and they didn’t work either ha!ha! 🙂

      February 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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