Here are my girls decked out for Valentine's Day. Abby's pigtails didn't last too long after the picture was taken--as you can see, she was pretty excited about them. Kyleigh was excited about her red pants with silver sparkles with her furry white long-sleeve shirt (under her jean jacket) with a pink sequin heart on the front. She was definitely dressed for her class party. :)
For today, we need a special dessert. So I decided to make Lil' Devils.
We made Devil's Food Cake in individual-serving sized heart shaped foil baking cups. While baking up the cakes and letting them cool, I whipped up the filling. I wanted it to be red or pink for Valentine's Day and to contrast nicely with the chocolate cakes. I made a Strawberry Butter Frosting.
First, use a softened stick of butter, about 2 1/2 cups of confectioner's sugar, about 3 Tbsp milk, a good heap of strawberry jam and a few drops of red food coloring. Beat until smooth.
Once the cakes have cooled, it's time to fill 'em up. Using the zip-lock bag method, pipe the frosting into the cake. I made two holes--one in both of the upper parts of the heart. Just poke the piping bag in and fill it up--you'll see the cake start to rise and that's when you know when to stop and move on.
So that the spots won't look out of place, finish it off by making them look like horns--'cause these are tasty little devils. ;)
After I finished filling them, I placed them back on the baking sheet and put it in the freezer a bit--just to help the frosting set. Enjoy!