Hello sweet world, I’m Jordana. I’m a sprightly seventeen and have a fabulous affection for dessert.
Today is a lovely day, it’s Valentine’s Day! A day to celebrate love, the only thing more important than a KitchenAid mixer. The one day of the year it’s acceptable to cover everything in roses and chocolate and kisses and pink and get away with it, oh what a beautiful thing!
My valentine’s day this year was a pinkie’s up, no elbows on the table, please pass the scones style tea party with some of my nearest and dearest friends, and it was out of this world delicious.
There was tea. Lots of tea. Lots of tea on the tablecloth.
There were buttermilk scones, which were really buttermilk biscuits cut in triangles, shhhh.
These truffles happened. My first truffle making experience ever! By the time they were finished I looked like a little boy playing in the mud.
Obviously, there were sugar cookies.
Let me tell you something about royal icing– it’s worth it. It’s without a doubt more annoying than a bug bite on the bottom of your foot in knee-high boots, and it doesn’t even taste all that amazing, but the Wow Factor is unbeatable.
Here’s what our out-of-an-unrealistic-movie-or-american-girl-craft-book table looked like ! :
Above all, this cake happened.
Strawberries + Rosé Champagne + a lot of butter = Great success. Make this cake! It’s dense and almost gooey from the moisture of the strawberries, super sturdy and easy to assemble, and the frosting is fluffy and bubbly and sweet with just enough tang from the champagne to make you giggle. It’s a good thing, this cake.