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Happy Valentines Day!

Today we both had a really romantic day of going to work, working, going to German class, and ending the day at the gym.  But we celebrated the holiday in a different way, and thought we would brighten the days of wonderful friends, and crafted a little Valentine’s Day surprise.

All of our supplies were purchased at Michael’s, where we were accompanied by our friend Serena who was shopping for some scrapbooking supplies.  We ended up running through the aisles like fools, trying to hide our purchases from her.  We decided we were going to make cupcakes, but package them so they looked more thoughtful than your average frosted treat.  Finding inspiration in what we found on the shelves, this is what we came up with.

Preparing cupcake flag

Finished pile of flags

Finished product!

We baked red velvet cupcakes, with an easy vanilla buttercream frosting.  With next to no hiccups, only slightly staining our hands with red food coloring, we baked and frosted our cupcakes.  It was then, that Utts had a bite of one.  Having an immediate reaction to the sugar, she bounded out of the door in excitement (as she typically does).  In trying to open the packaging for the pink sugar sprinkles, she stabbed herself quite deeply in between her thumb and pointer finger.  After bandaging herself up, we continued on.

Cupcake in a box

Boxes of love for our friends

Yarn hearts

At Michael’s we bought colored take-out boxes (pink of course, for Valentine’s day), and lined the bottom of the box with conversation hearts.  We put our flagged cupcakes into the boxes.  Wrapping them with paper ribbon, we added one final  touch by using twine to tie a heart charm to the top inscribed with the word LOVE.  We know it’s cheesy, but hey, it’s Valentines day.

Surprise!

To make our gift even better, we also made yarn hearts – getting the idea here.  They were really easy to make, and outstandingly adorable.  They all turned out a little different, but that is most definitely one of its charms.  We left our boxes filled with love cupcakes outside of our friends doors, with a note to saying open carefully!

Our theme song and inspiration for the evening came from Sleigh Bells’ Rill Rill.  The video for this song is amazing.

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About nosurefooting

Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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