Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Conversation Heart Cakes

I've been helping with Doll Club at The Peanut's school this year, and having a lot of fun hanging out with the girls and making fun crafts and food for the monthly meeting.

Today, we are making a friendship pin with a heart and some pink and red beads on it as our craft.  And I'm making something fun as one of the snacks.

I actually got the idea from the "Eat Me" cakes I made for The Peanut's Alice in Wonderland birthday party last year.

It occurred to me that making the little heart-shaped cakes that I bought from Little Debbie look like those candy conversation hearts would be really cute, using frosting tubes to write things like "Luv U" and "Cute" and such.

Happily, they are making the little pink heart-shaped cakes again this year.  Yay!

It's a busy day today -- parent's day at school in the morning, doll club this afternoon, and then dance lessons later on as well -- so I'll be running around quite a bit.  But that leaves early this morning to finish writing on the cakes and getting them ready to go to school.

I'll get some photos of what I do and pop them up here for you all to see.

Photos are up now! But I wanted to pass along the idea for other folks who might be planning for a school party or birthday for this month.

PS -- The frosting I used for these was purchased "writing frosting" that comes pre-made in little tubes with tiny tips for writing on cakes and such.  Found it in the baking aisle at my local grocery store -- it's made by Betty Crocker and really, really easy to use.  I could have done homemade frosting with a pastry bag and tiny tip, too, if I had the time and the energy to deal with that much fuss.  But these made it easy for me, and it looks adorable.

1 comment:

Christy Hardin Smith said...

FWIW, these were a HUGE hit with the kids today. Highly recommend this for a party near you. *g*