Sugar Overload

So yesterday I briefly mentioned that I would be making a special post featuring all of the goodies that my roommate, Kristen, and I made this past Valentine’s Day. Today I will finally share all of these delicious pictures with you!

Our goodies ranged from boxed mixes to “from-scratch” recipes including chocolate truffles (which I will be posting a “how-to” about in the near future) to two different types of cupcakes. We started off by making a list of things that we knew we wanted to make, and then figuring out what ingredients we would need.

Here is the list that we made: 

Pink Puppy Chow
Ghirardelli Brownies
Chocolate Truffles (from scratch)
Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches
Yellow Cake Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes (from scratch)

From this list we pooled together these ingredients:

Granulated Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Flour, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Vanilla Extract, Marshmallows, Cocoa Powder, Vinegar, Buttermilk, Funfetti Cake Mix, Ghirardelli Brownie Mix, Food coloring, M&Ms, Sprinkles, Baking Cups, Storage Containers

Pink Puppy Chow:

(If you missed out on my “Pink Puppy Chow” post, you can check it out here.)

Ghirardelli Brownies:

Brownies are a classic, and one that we didn’t want to leave out. We decided to use a box mix, but nonetheless they turned out delicious! (You can’t go wrong with Ghirardelli)

Chocolate Truffles:

We were inspired to make these truffles from scratch after stumbling upon a recipe on Pinterest. They were super easy to make, and you can find the original recipe here or check back for a Spilled Melk. post in the near future!

Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches:

Kristen had mentioned that Funfetti cake was one of her boyfriend’s favorites, but we decided to add a twist by making cookies instead. I’ve made them before, sandwiching them together with frosting, but we decided to go even further with it by dying the frosting pink and using cookie-cutters to create heart shapes for a creative Valentine’s Day treat.

Yellow Cake Cupcakes:

Although these cupcakes were made from a box mix, we were able to add our own personal touch by decorating them with pink frosting. I chose to top mine with peach rings since they are one of my boyfriend’s favorite candies (and mine too, which is why I conveniently had them to use).

Red Velvet Cupcakes:

I call these my “Diglett Cupcakes” because they unintentionally look like the Pokémon, Diglett, because of the chocolate-covered cherries I topped them with. These were inspired by a recipe we found online that you can view here, and are covered with a cream cheese/marshmallow icing.

After days and hours of hard work, Kristen and I were pleased with how all of our baked goods turned out. We were able to package them up nicely with different sized tins that we found at our local GFS, for mere cents.

Although we may have gone a little overboard, and it will probably take our boyfriends over a month to eat everything, it was well worth it. They loved everything and appreciated the time and effort we put into it, making it a Valentine’s Day success!

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