I had it in my head that I wanted to make Valentine cupcakes this year,but decided that the shortbread was enough,and that we really didn't need anymore sweets around the house. That was until, my oldest(Nicole), called me up and said that they would like to come to dinner on Sunday, and meet a new friend of theirs. I thought, hey, there is my opportunity to make cupcakes and extend the holiday. The above cupcake is chocolate, with vanilla butter cream. I tinted the frosting a pale pink, and added these cute little candy heart decorations. I now feel that I got it all out of my system! I made Valentine cards, decorated the house with a few newer items,as well as a heart cut out chain, and baked! Now on to planning for Easter :)
On Valentine's day, David and I wandered Berkeley, and we ended up at Anthropologie. I have been wanting these wine glasses for some time now, mainly for the delicate art nouveau etchings on them. This isn't the best picture,but if you click on it, you may see them better. I love how thin they are and their shape.
Later, we drove into the city for dinner and had a very lovely time at Cafe de la Press.
I hope everyone had a nice cozy Valentine's day.