Valentine’s day is getting closer, and with two pink loving little girls in the house, it’s time to start celebrating. Today is a wonderful, lazy, don’t need to be anywhere Saturday at our house. We have done crafts, watched Valentine’s Day cartoons, and played all day. I had an idea for a really sweet snack. I was inspired by Kim at Party Frosting, who was inspired by Andy at Poppies At Play, to try and make heart shaped cinnamon buns. Andy made great looking heart shaped cinnamon buns from scratch. They look amazing, and like a lot of work! Kim suggested trying it with store bought buns. So, I tried it.
I started out with Pillsbury ready to bake Cinnamon Rolls with icing.
I tried to half un-roll them.
Then I re-rolled them, and pinched the bottom to form a heart shape.
Then I baked them in rows on a small baking tray, according to the package instructions.
With a little icing and heart shaped sprinkles, I think they turned out pretty well, and the kids loved our “love buns”.
I thought it would be fun to have them with some pink hot chocolate. I saw a very expensive can of it at HomeSense this week, and I thought I could do my own version. I had some white hot chocolate, that I bought very inexpensively from the bulk barn.
I added a couple of drops of red food colouring, and voila, PINK HOT CHOCOLATE! And it seemed like the right occasion to pull out my little heart shaped tea cups.
One final little sweet detail…heart shaped marshmallows. I cut a regular marshmallow in half, and then used a mini cookie cutter to cut out the shape.
We all enjoyed our Valentine’s day love buns and pink hot chocolate.
Life is a party, a pink party!
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