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:
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:
As you can see, the yolk is more centered, it wasn’t perfect but I tried:
This is how the heart egg shaped looks, pretty and perfect for a Valentine 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:
Now, these are the fresh and delicious strawberries I used for baking the strawberry 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:
As per the directions in the box, I mixed the eggs, water, oil and cake mix:
Cut several strawberries into little pieces, so you can add them to the batter:
This is how the batter should look after you have added the strawberries:
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:
To prepare the pink icing, I used white Duncan Hines Icing
and added 6 drops of red food coloring:
See, how the icing turned out; light pink, just the way I wanted:
Look at how pretty the cupcakes turned out with pink icing and you can see the small chunks of strawberries inside the cupcake:
Next time, I will also try adding red food colouring into the cupcake batter to have a pink interior:
This red cupcake holder is a Christmas gift from my mom, I love it! thank you Mom!
Thanks again for stopping by!