Wordful Wednesday- From The *HEART* Baking

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For Valentine’s Day the kids and I did some baking. For the first time ever we made a heart shaped Red Velvet Cake, which I’m pretty sure had about 2000 calories per slice. Translation: SUPER yummy, but if you’re watching your waist line, I’d beware. The frosting is to die for. Marshmallow. Cream cheese. Coconut. Pecans. Butter. Heaven.

*For the recipe, click here. Thanks, Stephanie at Live.Love.Eat for sending me the link!

We also made heart shaped pretzels. They were OK. Fun to make, but a little too hard, crunch wise. Next time I’ll decrease the bake time for sure. We just made regular pretzel dough in the bread maker and then added red food coloring to the egg white to brush over the top before baking for color.

I hope your Valentine’s day was as nice as mine, spent with my hubby and kids at home!


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    Natalie says

    looks like lots of fun! and yum…red velvet cake!

    we spent valentines at home with our kids and let them be a part of a ‘romantic’ candle light dinner. they were so excited and behaved really well at the table. we may start eating by candle light around here more often!

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    •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• says

    LOL super yummy sounds about right! I love red velvet cake. Mmmm hmm! Looks like a wonderfully spent Valentines 🙂

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    Elaine A. says

    That cake (well the frosting for sure!) sounds to die for! You got any left? I’m gonna guess no…

    Glad you and the kids enjoyed your day together. : )

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    BoufMom9 says

    Looks lovely! It seems we did the same sort of thing for Valentines… spent it surrounds by all of our little lovelies 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!

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    Keri says

    What a super fun Valentine’s Day! I’d love to be gorging myself on some of those yummy snacks right about now! Cake looks delicious!

    Oh, and how bout them kiddos! So very cute!!

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    Kimberly says

    Sounds divine! I am already in love with that frosting! did you boil your pretzels? That helps mine get nice and soft/chewy. Anyway, love the red!

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    Sera says

    Mmmm, mmm, MMMMM. That cake sounds so darn good – I think I could probably eat the frosting by the spoonful the way you described it. I’ve got quite the sweet tooth. And your kids are just darling, as usual. 🙂

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    scrappysue says

    i just love baking with the kids, altho the older they get, they tend to want to do it all themselves – bigger kids, bigger mess! that velvet cake looks TO DIE FOR ang!!!

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    the RaMbLeR says

    Yummy! Looks fun! I had a wedding to go to first but then enjoyed a nice evening at home with my boys (including hubs of course). It was also our 22nd anniv.

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    Hootin' Anni says

    Okay, I can’t help myself….the words ‘sweet treat’ come to my mind. It is a sweet treat y’all made, and for us to view…it too is so sweet!!!

    Mine is the fascination of toilet water with ‘kids’!!!! Happy Wordful!!

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    Eudea-Mamia says

    Mmmmmmmmm – anything with cream cheese.

    You’re such a good mama to brave the kitchen with the whole crew. I imagine you burn off those calories pretty darn quick!!

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    Jen says

    We had a similar valentines day. I think I am going to try that cake. I have always wanted to east red velvet cake, YUM!

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    Octamom says

    Love the photo collage! Too cute!–I’ve also been perusing your book list in the post below–I’ll have to go hunt these down!


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    Life with Kaishon says

    Um, yeah, that icing sounds SO good it’s ridiculous… Your pictures are adorable : ). I am so glad you do this. It is lots of fun!

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    Brenda says

    Looks like a fun time with the family.

    It looks like I accidently hit Mr. Linky twice. Just wanted you to know that was an accident

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    How sweet looking! And everyone looks so happy! I love the pretzel idea but I’m really glad the cake worked out for you, I will have to try it sometime!!!!!!

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    Lindsay says

    Ohhhh – nummy! I’ve tried making a red velvet cake before but it didn’t taste too good – now I have NO excuse!

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    jenn says

    Shiloh decorated cookies for Valentine’s Day. Can you believe that I forgot to take a picture? Oh well.

    Looks like your kids had fun.

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    Megan says

    Looks like a fun and YUMMY Valentine’s day! =D

    (and I had no idea that there was actually a “starter” blog for Wordful Wednesday. LOL I saw a link to you on Mommy Matters – KarinKatherine’s blog. Funny!)

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I love the pretzel idea. I am watching my waist line, but that cake looks so yummy and sounds yummy.

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    mrsbear says

    We made a heart shaped cake too on Sunday (oops) but it was just a box cake with pink frosting, yours sounds fabulous-er…;) Playing along for the first time, have a great Wednesday.

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    Brenda Jean says

    I think there is some kind of universal law that calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day. Yep, pretty sure about that!

    We went to the mall and ate out:)

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    blueviolet says

    It sounds like it was a wonderful day! I’ve never made red velvet cake but I’d like to try it. Of course, if it’s 2000 calories, maybe not.

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    Heath'e' says

    I didn’t realize you were a SERIOUS blogger! I’m in AWE. Your blog is awesome. You’ll have to teach us all some tricks! Do you do your own designs? Have a great day!

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    Mark and Kiss says

    Sounds like a wonderful family holiday! (you know how much I love baking…too much) Your kids are soooo lucky Angie! The cake sounds like it was to die for, mmmm-mmmm.

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    girlytwins says

    That cake looks delicious! I bet you had a beautiful mess afterwards. I love family baking 🙂

    Happy sweets days!!

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    Melissa says

    Cute pictures…looks like fun!!! Oh and I love crunchy pretzels much better than soft!!! Especially when they are warm…yummy!!

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    bermudabluez says

    I love doing stuff like this for the holidays! Makes them special. And your kids will remember them forever!! It as one of the things I just loved doing with my own mom. My daughter and I still do it and she’s 22!! Everything looks fabulous!!

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    Kristin says

    I’ve been making RV cake for Luke’s bday (since he was almost my Valentine baby) for 10 years now. This year, he wanted a Lego cake. Sigh. Oh well. Too bad he wasn’t a girl. I’m KIDDING! OMH. What would I do with FOUR girls! Kill myself.
    Love the pretzel idea though. Not that I’ll ever do it. I’m a tad on the lazy side I’ve decided. But such a good idea…

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