Personal Valentine’s Day Cakes! By Gabi

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and just like with Christmas and New Years, it will be here before you know it! Sooooo with that in mind I thought it would be a good idea to share a easy and cheap Valentine’s Day recipe with you guys! I have always loved making whipped cream from scratch, it tastes so much better than any store bought kind and it’s super easy and cheap to make! In fact I have actually replaced frosting with homemade whip cream, so I thought it would be awesome if I could find a recipe that actually called for the homemade whipped cream as frosting, and guess what????? I DID! I found this fantastic recipe for small personal cakes on Ohnuts.com , the cakes are small but delicious! I love that they are small personal cakes, that way you get to get enjoy it but you don’t have to worry about wasting any of the food! These cakes are perfect to serve at a Valentine’s Day party or they can be made just for two!

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Ingredients

3 cups cold heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 9 oz package (about 48 cookies) chocolate wafers
Valentine’s Day candy! You can use whatever you like. I used:
Pink & white dark chocolate nonpareils
Valentine Sixlets
Mellocreme candy hearts
Red mini hearts
Sour lips
Valentine’s gumballs

 

Directions:

1.)Combine the cream and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip the cream on medium-high speed until it forms firm peaks.
2.)You can use a knife to spread the whipped cream between each layer of cookie, but I prefer to put the cream in a piping bag fitted with a round tip–it’s faster and neater. Either way, spread a thin layer of cream on the bottom of a cookie, and place the cookie onto a plate, cardboard round, or other serving surface.
3.)Pipe or spread a layer of whipped cream on top of the cookie, then add a second cookie on top of the first. Continue to add layers of cream and cookies until you have stacked up 6 cookies.
4.)Spread more whipped cream along the outside of the cakes, and smooth it into an even layer. Don’t worry about being too precise, since you can use the candy to cover up any big mistakes. After all of the cakes are assembled, refrigerate the cakes for at least 3 hours, to give the cookies time to soften.

*The cakes can be made several days in advance and kept, refrigerated, until you’re ready to decorate them.*
5.)Now for the fun part! Decorate the cakes with an assortment of Valentine’s Day candy, and additional whipped cream, if desired. Depending on the candy you choose, the coloring might start to seep into the whipped cream as it sits, so for the best appearance, decorate these shortly before you plan on serving them.

Below is a series of photos that goes along with the directions

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These cakes are so cute and yummy! I hope you had as much fun as I did when making them! Let us know what you thought by leaving a comment below, or you can email us at travel.and.treats.blog@gmail.com

xoxo- Gabi

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