Valentine's Day Decorations

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Even though I have mixed feelings when it comes to Valentine’s Day (something feels weird about a holiday that is only for people who are in relationships), I do love Valentine’s Day decorations 💕 I decided that I would set up our table a few days early so I could take a few pictures. Here is what I did :

Wall Decor

I made a heart shaped wreath out of two garlands that I bought at Jo-Anns. I bent them into a heart shape and the secured them at a few different points with pink ribbon. I also added a piece of pink ribbon at the top so I could easily hang it. On top of the wreath, I placed this ‘Love” balloon, which I found at Target.

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Table Runner/Centerpiece

I made the table runner out of flannel with pink gingham print that I found in the nursery section of Jo-Anns. For flowers I just used some pink roses that I picked up at Trader Joes and for candlesticks, I was finally able to use these pink ones that Slow Magic and I picked up while we were in Iceland like two years ago lol.

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Table Settings

In addition to simple white ceramic plates that we already had, I bought these salad plates with roses at HomeGoods to make the table feel a little more whimsical and delicate. I used linen napkins, our everyday silverware, and I used crystal glasses. On top of the plates, I added these pink boxes, which I bought at Target, and filled them with homemade chocolates.

We are not the plan ahead type when it comes to things like Valentine’s Day so we do not actually have any plans. How do you guys feel about Valentine’s Day and do you have any plans for it?

Valentine's Day Baking with Dream Angel

Mini Strawberry Rose Cake

This Valentine’s Day I wanted to make Slow Magic something that would be slightly over the top (seeing as it is our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple and all), and I thought little cakes with pink rose frosting would be perfect. In our house, cake always has some sort of fresh berries so I added a layer of fresh strawberries and a strawberry on top for decoration.

The recipe is grain free, refined sugar free, dairy free and paleo friendly. 

Cake :

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil/butter

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Frosting :

  • 2 cans coconut cream (chilled overnight in the freezer)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

  • 1/2 tsp rosewater

Optional :

  • red food coloring

  • fresh strawberries

  • dried rosebuds

  • heart shaped cookies

Cake :

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine almond flour, baking soda and salt

  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract together until well combined

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a batter forms

  5. Spread into an 8 x 8 in pan lined with parchment paper (or a 8in circular pan)

  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes

  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool

*Wait to make frosting until right before you are about to serve your cake (although it will hold up in the fridge for a day or two)*

Frosting :

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the solid part of your chilled coconut cream, maple syrup, and rosewater

  2. using the whisk attachment, mix together until frosting forms

  3. Add a drop or two of red food coloring and mix until it is red

Assembly :

  1. using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out four hearts from your cake

  2. add frosting to two of the hearts and then add a layer of thinly sliced strawberries

  3. add a dollop of frosting onto of the strawberry layer and then place a second heart on top

  4. frost the second layer

  5. sprinkle dried rosebud petals

  6. add strawberry and cookie for decoration

Done !! so easy, you're the best ♡