Valentine's Day Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!


We are cranking up the red and pink over here at LMP. It's time to prepare for the most romantic day of the year. Whether you're in a relationship or not, Valentine's Day is an excuse to tell those special people in your life that you love them. And what better way to do so then with something sweet to eat? We asked our friend Clare of Clarelicious to come up with some decadent eats inspired by Valentine's Day for us. She ran away with this one... Between the vintage card cookies and mini cakes I didn't know which way to turn first. But then there it at first sight between myself and the XO chocolate sandwich cookies. Don't be a fool in love I told myself when I quickly moved on to the brownie, strawberry and marshmallow kabobs that were drizzled all over with chocolate. And how about these heart shaped nutella tarts topped with raspberries? Oh, hello!  I was pretty much set right over the edge after biting into one of these...nutella pop tarts. I mean what? SO GOOD!! She made raspberry poptarts too! Clare! We didn't know where to begin with the styling of all these goodies. We were most excited about plating on our new and gorgeous cake stand from our friends over at Layla Grayce. A cake stand so pretty and perfect for valentine's day...and one that I will use over and over for brunches, showers, gathering with friends...such a show stopper. Aside from the ultimate sugar high, we had a pretty fabulous playdate with our dear friends. Click on over to Mommy Shorts to see Project Playdate for Valentine's Day. Great ideas for homemade gifts and crafts for family, friends and teachers!

PS - Clare made so many desserts we felt it was only fair to save some for another stay tuned! Cookies bigger then our head...and more coming soon!

All of the pretty photos above were taken by Karilyn Sanders.