Tuesday, February 15, 2011

what was different about this valentine's day?

I chose roses instead of gerberas and made a box cake instead of a cake from scratch.

Gerbera daisies are my favorite flower but this year I chose roses because they remind me of the roses we used to buy at Good Goods.

When I went grocery shopping the other day and saw the pink boxed cake mix & frosting, I had to buy it. I made a batch of cupcakes and a single layer cake. I added a bit more water than suggested to the frosting, making it like Martha Stewart's royal icing. The cake was delicious and the cupcakes will be for later this week.

Although we didn't plan on buying one another presents, I ended up getting the hilarious book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother", a beautiful painting of Hood River, and new ski pants. After dinner we went and saw the incredible movie, The King's Speech.

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time....


ms.gal said...

King's Speech: SO GOOD! And, I love that you think the Tiger Mother book is hilarious. Finally a sane commentary on that thing :-)