This Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to be able to cook for someone else, but I definitely did not need a guy as my reason to make a lot of great recipes last year. I simply made what looked good and then force-fed everything to my family. It’s the single girl way, and I’ve always been the single girl. Ain’t no shame in that.
(Forget boyfriends. I just like Valentine’s Day because I like pink and red and an excuse to be in the kitchen and buy little gifts for people.)
All I want to do for the first two weeks in February is bake cupcakes and frost them in thick, fluffy frosting.
(My favorite holidays are the ones that have the best themes and the best food.)
Ideally I’d be carrying out this baking bender while wearing one of the cute little outfits on display at Victoria’s Secret.
(Particularly themes that are undeniably sexual and food that is undeniably delicious.)
OK — before this goes any further, let’s talk about these plans for baking in a cute little outfit. I mean, this Betty-Crocker-meets-Jenna-Jameson routine just might not be practical. Here is my video from last year on the matter.
Good on those guidelines? OK, great. Let’s move on.
If you need some inspiration for Valentine’s Day treats (edible ones food ones! not talking about “kissable” massage oil and edible panties here! I find that shit gross!) — here are some recommendations!
I must first recommend my all-time favorite Valentine’s Day treat: Half-Orange Cupcakes! The second-best cupcake recipe I’ve ever made, I baked these last year after I read Meeting Your Half-Orange right before Valentine’s Day and got a new perspective on love. I just love these cupcakes because I made them with the whole idea of making them for your half-orange. Eric doesn’t like coconut, but I realized the coconut is only in the topping so I might make these this weekend but frost them with white chocolate frosting instead.
Speaking of white chocolate frosting, that recipe comes from the best cupcake recipe I’ve ever tasted: White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting. Make them. Turn the frosting pink or red or stick a conversation heart on on top. Serve them wearing nothing but red panties. Whatever you need to do to make them fit with the theme is up to you. But you need to make them ASAP.
Creamy, Dreamy Chocolate Cake (could be done as cupcakes!)
Chocolate Raspberry Jell-O cake with homemade Cool Whip frosting. It’s easy, looks fancy, does not at all shout “Jell-O!” and is good treat to bring to a party.
You can also check out the Project Tasteless I Am, In Fact, Trying to Seduce You & the Easy Like Sunday Morning Bangover 911 recipe round-up for more evening-to-morning ideas!
I’ve never been able to be bitter about Valentine’s Day. It’s ultimately a holiday about food and sex — and last time I checked, those are things you can enjoy solo or with someone else.