Friday, February 13, 2009

Pink Saturday and Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day! I couldn't have chosen a more perfect day to celebrate Valentine's Day than on Pink Saturday. Pink Saturday is a wonderful event hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

In honor of Valentine's Day, pink strawberry mini bundt cakes and fresh strawberries are my contribution to Pink Saturday this week. (I'm quite amazed by my contribution this week, because I don't bake very often, so enjoy this unusual event!)


I saw The Little Baker Fairy at a Hallmark store last year and looked for her whenever I was in the store. I finally decided that she really needed to come home with me a couple of weeks ago. She's part of the Fairies collection by Enesco. The cupcake pots are filled with lip gloss.


In honor of Valentine's Day, I baked little strawberry mini bundt cakes with strawberry frosting.


Oh yummm, they are so good! Murphy, my cocker spaniel, refused to leave the stove while the cakes were there. He "waaa-oooo'd" every so often to remind us that he was still sitting there waiting for some cake! (He wore me down, I gave him a strawberry but not the cake. ☺)


Sweet's for the Sweet!


Have you tried Pillsbury's whipped supreme frosting yet? It is so good, but I used one of Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade tips that made it even better. I put the frosting in a large bowl and added a couple of caps of raspberry flavoring, a cap of vanilla flavoring and some milk. I didn't want thick frosting. I mixed it up and frosted the cakes. It is unbelievably delicious and such a keeper!


I hope you have a wonderful Valentine Weekend!

Please drop by Beverly's blog to see the list for the other Pink Saturday participants.

Enjoy!
Diane

47 comments:

debbie said...

DIANE,
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
WHAT A YUMMY POST....THAT SOUNDED VERY GOOD AND LOOKED JUST AS PRETTY.
BLESSINGS
debbie

~♥~ Monica S said...

Yummy!!
That looks really good!!! Once again.. love your plates! :-)

Happy Valentines day my friend.. hope you have a good one!

Monica

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Diane! Your desserts look delicious. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane..Your little fairies are adorable... Wished I had stopped at the Hallmark store the other day when I was running hubby around.. Your mini bundt cakes look so yummy..I'll have to remember that trick with the icing.. Murphy is adorable.. love his picture. Happy Valentine's Day my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day, Diane.

Yum! Did you save one for me? ;-)

vintagewindow said...

Oh yummmmmmmmm! I would of been right there with Murphy waiting for my mini cake. Can I have Murphy's?

Happy PS

Kris

squawmama said...

Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Diane... Everthing looked so wonderful and don't yoou just LOVE Sandra Lee... I do... Hope your day is filled with love, laughter and fun...

x♥x♥x♥
Donna

Mimi said...

Naturally a little spaniel is going to woo-woo by the stove. I think they're all tummy with maybe a couple of legs. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy To Be said...

Happy Valentine's day to you and your honey girl...now these look Yummy..I don't bake at all any more but at Christmas..Len's a diabete and would eat 5 lbs of sugar if I let him...I mean girl I hide my candy from him..Hope you have a great weekend...we got one foot of snow yesterday and lost power for 10 hours..which means we had no heat...I just sat and read with my gloves on ha ha!!Now I am playing blog catch up...love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Pretty cakes and thanks for the semi recipe!
Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm heading back to the soggy Bay today!
C ya, Bridget

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Valentines Day, Diane!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Diane, your little cakes are beautiful! And what a great tip about the frosting. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. laurie

Llyn M said...

Yummy! Happy Pink Saturday and ♥Valentine's Day♥, too!

Smilingsal said...

Thanks for that frosting tip! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day Diane!

Susan

Susan said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

JudyBug said...

Everything looks wonderful I love your pretty plates.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

How very pretty!!!!!

Dawn said...

Okay, did Murphy like the strawberry? My mil cocker spanish girl would peel grapes! Such wonderful doggies! Happy PS!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane...Oh, I love your little fairy baker! So cute! And your goodies look so yummy! I will have to try your semi-homemade tip! I am laughing about your dog who eats strawberries! I have one cat...Baby Kitty...who loves them also!! I am still soooooooo excited about winning! I've told everybody and can't wait to do a package opening post! lol You are so sweet! Thanks again! Have a wonderful V Day...Debbie

EnglishCottageRose said...

So Yummy! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day too. Char

Penny said...

Diane,
Happy Valentines Day!
Oh my those bundt cakes look so yummy.
The toile plates are beautiful!
Definetly a perfect pink post ~

xinex said...

HI Diane! Thos straberry min bundt cales looks so good. The little fairy baker is soooo cute!...Christine

ann said...

Awwwwwwwww,I'm late.I bet there' none left for me.It sure looked good tho.Maybe next yr I can get here faster huh?ann

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

The little baker is cute and the cakes look delicious. Happy Pink Saturday!

Deanna said...

What delicious and sweet Pinkness!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day!
Deanna :D

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Mmm Diane, that looks so yummy! And I LOVE that beautiful beaded heart ornament too!

Justine :o )

nikkicrumpet said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Valentines day...now pass me one of those yummy looking cakes please!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Pink Saturday.....I love your centerpiece and those treats look so yummy....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

Now I soooo want some yummy sweets too like yours!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Hi Dianne,
Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping at my blog.
Your cakes are tempting me !

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Hi Dianne,
Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping at my blog.
Your cakes are tempting me !

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Looks delicious, absolutely love your table scape. I love anything red. adore the little baker too. Hugs, Rosemarie

Phyllis said...

Yum, Yum. I've been craving strawberries and now I'm going to have to buy some at the store today.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

The little cakes look soooo yummy.
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs :)

Irma

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Belated Valentines Day! Your goodies look so yummy!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hey sweetie.. thanks for the visit today.. do you have any of these delicious looking strawberries left? You could post these on Gollums on Friday girl..
hugs ~lynne~

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

lovely post today! I am asking all my followers to come by and answer my question today...I will be awaiting your comment, thanks.

CC said...

Ooooohhhh, Yummmmmm. Your cakes are so very pretty. Happy belated Pink Saturday, have a lovely week.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sooo PINKO'licious...Ive got these lil cupcake lip gloss in my web boutique. I like adding them to my packages. They're such a *SWEET SURPRISE* I've been craving pound cake bundts. I like to heap a fresh fruit compote to the centers. I'll have to try this frosting. I've added jam to enhance the flavor too.

Come for a visit. I have posted a Napoleon recipe you might enjoy.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Chris said...

Hi Diane, I dropped by just to say thank you for your visit and very nice comments. been here over a half hour, so I have to run. But, I'll be back later. OK< How many pets do you have? :)

Hugs,
Chris

Kristens Creations said...

Oh my goodness, your little cakes look delicious! I am most definitly going to make them. The frosting with the raspberry and vanilla flavor is right up my alley. I love raspberry and vanilla. Yummmmm!! Can you tell I'm hungry?lol. Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for letting me know about the bunt cakes. Now I'm even more hungry! I will probably make them soon for no reason, they just sound so good.... The tooth is feeling better today, Praise the Lord!! Kristen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Diane, are you taking good care of my chargers? :-) Thanks for swinging in darling. Your comments are always so kind.. thanks for the stawberry... hugs ~lynne~

Loretta said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day! Your pretty table is sooo inviting; may I please come for tea?

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! You really should add the Foodie Friday logo and link up to Gollum with this post! It's perfect!...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm glad you liked the meal this evening. Murphy is the shelty outside.. and our Miss Scooter the cocker spaniel.. and Bailey the grandson...lol.. at least they're all in the family ..You sure made me laugh...hugs ~lynne~

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