There is just something about Valentine’s Day that encourages “sweets for the sweet.” For some it is a gift of chocolates. For others it is cheesecake. But one of my personal favorites is cupcakes. Not only can you get them in a variety of flavors, but they can also be decorated from sweet and simple to fun or fancy. Cupcakes are also just the right size, so it is no wonder that they are such a popular gift idea for Valentine’s Day. You can also make your child’s class very happy as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with some delicious, cupcake recipes complete with decorations that will really get their attention.
Since many of us do not have the baking gene and may need a last minute gift idea CRAVE is offering a special grab-n-go cupcake package available curbside so you don’t have to leave your car on February 14th only. You can grab and go:
· I CRAVE U package: box of 4—red velvet, vanilla, dark chocolate, strawberry on chocolate with I CRAVE U fondant and a I CRAVE U greeting card
· Curbside 8AM-8PM—both locations
· $20; includes box of cupcakes, greeting card and easy pick up!
· West University— 5600 Kirby
· Uptown Park- 1151 Uptown Park Blvd.
If you are the baking type here are few of my favorite Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes that are perfect for sweeting up some one special’s day:
Keep Cupid in your cupcake with these Angel Food Cupcakes with Angel Wings. This easy recipe comes complete with icing instructions and how to make angel wing cookies to decorate your cupcakes.
Have a little “devil” in you? Create these easy to make Red Devil’s Food Cupcakes. You can also enjoy these easy to follow instructional video that helps you get your cupcakes baked in minutes.
Mom’s Chocolate Cupcake recipe is perfect for baking with the whole family. If you enjoy traditional chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing then this recipe is for you.
So, get the kids in the kitchen and start baking “sweets for the sweet” this Valentine’s Day. Your children will love decorating cupcakes using icing, toppings, sprinkles, candy or cookies. Cupcakes make a great gift for a parent to take to work and share, kids to take to school or even to give as a gift to a teacher. The break room on cupcake day will be a popular place on Valentine’s Day using any one of these three recipes.
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