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Our Lovely Valentine Bakes

February 2, 2018

Our Lovely Valentine Bakes

My favourite Valentine’s Day cupcake is our Valentine’s Surprise with a little cherry filling in the centre. Cherries and chocolate are lovers surely!

 

 

We also have our wonderful Whoopie Pies.

 

I hope our Valentine’s Day ‘Lovers Hearts‘ recipe may have found its way back into your hearts and in particular, your stomachs!  Lovely heart shaped rolls, rolled from a strand of Premium White bread mix, proved and baked.  Decorated with a cherry and drizzled with water icing.

 

These Rum Truffles yield around 30 good sized goodies.  Perfect for sharing around this Valentines weekend.

 

Thanks so much to Rosemary for sending in her beautifully decorated Madeira cake that she made for her wedding anniversary which falls on Valentine’s Day.

 

I had to show off one of Jackie’s ideas for Valentines Day – using our mixes – I love the chocolate spoons – perhaps a spoon each and a cake to share?  Perfect for Valentines celebrations!


This fabulous creation was made by Edith who baked this with our Chocolate Fudge cake mix.  Her friend is having a Valentine’s party and decking her house out like a bordello and Edith decorated the cake accordingly!

For something really easy on your Valentine’s Day evening menu why not try a Wright’s Madeira cake mix and turn it into a ravishing red velvet cake.  Use approx 30ml of red food colouring or cochineal in as part of your measured oil and water before tipping the Madeira cake mix on the top.  Mix and then bake in your bread making machine or put the batter into 2 greased 9 inch round pans. Bake at 160 – 165º C or 320- 330º F or Gas 4 – 4.5 for 50-55 minutes. Allow to cool completely and decorate how you like.  Chocolate hearts, red jellies on a water icing of 100g of icing sugar to the juice of half a lemon or a cream cheese frosting of 125g of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon icing sugar.

At the close of a romantic meal, the perfect finish may be as simple as a slice of Ginger cake garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and grated ginger, or a wedge of Chocolate Fudge cake served with bowl of ice cream and a hot fudge sauce.

 


I couldn’t resist sharing this cake from a few years ago when love was definitely in the air and Nichola sent in this picture of a very special cake made with our Madeira Mix for someone who was going to pop the question! What a wonderful way of asking someone to marry you – it would have to be a yes from me as I couldn’t say no to such a lovely cake!

Moire baked this lovely Orange & Passion Fruit Cake for Valentine’s Day.  I just love the heart shape made from the passion fruit seeds!  Made with our Orange Cake Mix and with the remaining seeds mixed in with the butter cream I bet this was delicious – lovely idea too.


Icing sugar or cocoa powder lightly dusted over the tops of homemade Wright’s cakes makes a nice finishing touch. Lacy doilies placed over the cake before dusting makes wonderful lacy patterns, or create your own stencils using parchment paper cut into lovely designs such as hearts, stars, flowers or diamonds – yes girls – we like diamonds at this time of year!

Another great way to dust a cake is to use a stencil twice using both icing sugar and cocoa powder. Place the stencil on top of the cake and dust with cocoa powder. Carefully remove the stencil and be very careful not to disturb the cocoa powder, and place the stencil on top of the cake again, this time making sure that the openings are on the parts of the cake that have not been dusted with cocoa powder. Dust with icing sugar, remove the stencil and voila! You get a very graphic two-toned design. What could be better than Wright’s cakes that you made at home – with love!

Adapted from our fabulously festive Stained Glass Gingerbread Biscuits,  Karen Mary kindly made these delicious biscuits with our Ginger Mix and Fox’s Glacier Fruit sweets – if you hold it up above your mouth it is like seeing your Valentine in rose tinted glasses!

Our latest recipe is this marvellous Strawberry Madeira Mousse Cake.  A real wow factor for Valentines Day with the strawberry slices looking like hearts in a glaze of jelly.  A really delicious recipe idea you will want to make again and again.  Only half a pack of Madeira was used – so good value – you could make a few cupcakes or another base for a mousse cake with the remainder.

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