Ideas for a Homemade Valentine’s Day
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Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing Red Velvet Cupcake

Egg in a Heart

Dark Chocolate Cherry Chews

Blood Orange Salad

Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta

Buttermilk Cranberry Scone

Red Velvet Cake

Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

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49 Comments
  1. Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker}

    That red velvet cupcake at the top looks gorgeous!!!

    Thanks so much for including my Valentine’s Day post in your roundup!

    1:25 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  2. Georgia.Pellegrini

    What beautiful ideas! My favorite is the heart shaped toast- how perfect for a nice breakfast in bed.

    2:09 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  3. Misty

    That red velvet cake is a stunning photo!

    2:18 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  4. Dave -nibbleanibble

    They all look so lovely and beautiful. The red velvet cake looks the best, but perhaps its the black background that is making it all so elegant.

    2:28 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  5. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes

    Oh thank you for this list. I’m so wanting to make that red cake. Looks yummy!

    3:15 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  6. eatingRD

    awwh, this all look wonderful, I think we may do a homemade valentine’s :)

    3:37 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  7. Schnicka

    Mouth watering images, but my faves are the egg-toast and the red velvet cake – they scream Valentines!
    ?

    3:53 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  8. sugar plum fairy

    STUNNIGLY FANTASTIC PICTURES….BOTH THE RED VELVET PICS ARE SUPER!!!!!

    LOVE IS IN THE AIR,SO IS ROMANCE……WISH U LOADS OF IT @365

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

    4:24 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  9. The Italian Dish

    Gee, so lovely. I particularly like the breakfast idea – the heart shaped “eggs in purgatory”. Nice!

    4:49 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  10. cheffresco

    Aww I love all these creations! So beautiful!

    5:26 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  11. Char

    I love all the pretty hearts…right now I could do with that scone!
    YUM.
    Char

    5:44 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  12. Michelle

    Love the lighting in those cupcake photos. They look like I could reach right into the computer screen and pick one up. Lovely!

    6:27 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  13. Geoffrey

    Looks delicious! Especially the blood orange salad!

    7:45 pm  Feb 10th, 2010
  14. janelle

    Fantastic! I am SO making red cake for my boys. THEY WILL LOVE IT!!!!

    3:38 am  Feb 11th, 2010
  15. Barbara

    Super Valentine’s ideas! Never would have thought of the toast!

    6:05 am  Feb 11th, 2010
  16. Bethany

    SUCH good ideas! My husband loves red velvet cupcakes and yours look beautiful — maybe that’s the direction I’ll go this year. I’m scared, though…. last time I made them (for his bday), I ran out of red food coloring, and they turned into brown velvet cupcakes…. not what you want.

    6:59 am  Feb 11th, 2010
  17. Heather

    want.
    want.
    want.
    want.
    want.
    REALLLLY want…

    I will be forwarding you my address…

    3:46 pm  Feb 11th, 2010
  18. The Teacher Cooks

    The red velvet cake photo is beautiful! I love the idea of the eggs.

    6:29 am  Feb 12th, 2010
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    10:05 am  Feb 12th, 2010
  20. Scattering Lupines

    The toast is so cute!

    12:37 pm  Feb 12th, 2010
  21. Mhel63

    That slice of Red Velvet cake looks amazing…I love the deep red against the white frosting…Makes me wanna have a bite coz it’s very inviting…I also love the cupcake version and the Chocolate cupcake, very appetizing…Great photography!!!

    1:54 pm  Feb 12th, 2010
  22. Heather

    Hi Nicole, my name is Heather Colvin and I am the editor at a yoga company called Green Monkey based out of Miami. I am in love with your healthy recipes and let me give you props on the overall presentation of your blog, very professional! At Green Monkey we publish monthly e-newsletters and our March issue is going to be on Nutrition, I was wondering if you would be willing to contribute some recipes? I would love to see your material in our guide, we would of course link back to your blog from our site. Please let me know if you would be interested, I can be reached at heather@greenmonkey.net. Thanks Nicole – and great post!

    2:10 pm  Feb 12th, 2010
  23. Cookin' Canuck

    Beautiful photos and ideas for Valentine’s Day!

    10:25 pm  Feb 13th, 2010
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  25. Chef Connie

    I love the red velvet cake. It all looks so good. I want one of each.

    2:22 pm  Feb 12th, 2012
  26. Willa

    Here is another perfect recipe for Linzer Cookies!!

    http://strawberriesandpepper.com/2012/02/12/a-treat-for-your-valentine-or-yourself/

    I hope you enjoy!! All of your treats look SO delicious.

    2:39 pm  Feb 12th, 2012
  27. Barbara

    Such a cute idea with the toast!

    7:32 am  Feb 13th, 2012
  28. umer

    wow super perfect amazing delicious , see all these and my eyes like ^_^

    2:27 am  Feb 22nd, 2012
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    9:14 am  Feb 24th, 2012
  30. Xean

    oMG! they are so beautiful and looks so yummmy! This is perfect to all occasion, baking with these type of goodies to our loved ones is the sweetest and wonderful gifts they ever receive.

    7:01 am  Feb 29th, 2012
  31. the tasty tRuth

    If I had to pick a favorite…I’d vote heart-shaped cinnamon rolls for how cute they look, and the red velevet cupcakes for how delicious I’m sure they are. Thanks for sharing, with such stunning photography!

    I made beet cupcakes of Valentine’s Day: http://the-tasty-truth.com/2012/02/14/a-love-story-and-chocolate-beet-cupcakes/

    7:14 am  Mar 1st, 2012
  32. Deeps @ Naughty Curry

    wow, quite a lovely spread that is, wish i had seen this before val-day, love the heart shaped egg in bread

    6:55 pm  Mar 4th, 2012
  33. Katie Martin

    So many of these look like such amazing recipes. I am such a sucker for pictures of delicious looking food; it makes me want to start baking immediately. I think the heart shaped cinnamon rolls and the red velvet cupcake look the most delightful. I do make egg in the basket all the time though, so I look forward to making this Valentine’s version for my special someone next year. I had never thought of using different shaped for the cutout. Have you tried making all of these? Which is/are your favorite?

    5:57 pm  Mar 13th, 2012
  34. Failed Food

    Amazing cookies wish I would of saw this before valentines day at least there is next year thanks for the amazing post really like the cookie designs.

    9:55 am  Mar 23rd, 2012
  35. Grandma Kat @ Easy Recipes Land

    I went for the “Red Velvet Cake Recipe” and it looks amazing! I’ll give it a try soon as a surprise for my husband since he loves all cake!

    Thanks for the recipe,

    Grandma Kat
    XOXOXOXOXO

    11:36 am  Mar 23rd, 2012
  36. Personal Injury Lawyer

    These are absolutely ADORABLE! I wish I could’ve seen this in time for Valentine’s Day! Maybe I’ll use them for our anniversary! Toooooo cute! :D

    4:59 pm  Mar 23rd, 2012
  37. my results place

    They all look so lovely and beautiful. The red velvet cake looks the best, but perhaps its the black background that is making it all so elegant.

    1:33 am  Mar 28th, 2012
  38. Faythe

    Such tempting photos. I can’t decide which recipe to try first.

    11:50 am  Mar 28th, 2012
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    This is a great idea not just for Valentines day but also great for Sunday family gathering. Just in case we all forget,sugar rush ladies and gents make sure there is always something to neutralize it later on.

    9:37 am  Apr 17th, 2012
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    Always looking for a good gluten free recipe. The other post on your cat and dog is precious.

    4:28 pm  Apr 25th, 2012
  44. Maddie

    Wow! This looks fantastic! Sometime I hope to post something like this on my blog:) Come check it out at: sweeetcooker.blogspot.com
    Thanks, Maddie

    1:16 pm  Aug 14th, 2012
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    excellent cakes….academic editing services seriously :)

    2:29 pm  Sep 29th, 2012
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    I would kill just for one bite!

    11:14 am  Oct 26th, 2012
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