Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

Things just got cute around here.  Like way too cute.  As in red sprinkle hearts and gold disco dust cute.

But it’s all for a good reason, because it’s Valentine’s Day.  The day to celebrate love and kisses.  Throw some hugs in there too.

Usually, Jon and I are those people. You know, the ones that venture out to a nice restaurant with the fixed menu and every table packed.  And guess what?  Thus far, every one of those dinners has been lovely.

This year we did things a little differently, we opted for the apartment instead.  And I made dessert.  Except I ate it before Jon got home. These things happen.
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Dark Chocolate Cake

This is the epic tale of Jon’s birthday cake.

Every year Jon and I make each other a cake for our birthdays.  This year Jon stated he wanted chocolate cake, so off I went to Sweetapolita’s blog to find the perfect cake to make him.
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Apple Spice Cheesecake

I think Jon is plotting to take over the world.

Yes, the entire world.

You see, normally Jon reads fiction. ­­Things like Tom Robbins and Junot Diaz, among, many, many other innumerous authors.  Then things suddenly changed.   A couple of nights ago we were both in bed reading our respective books and as I start dozing off I read the header of his page “Supernatural Numbers.”  My mind quickly started turning, “Why is my husband reading about Supernatural Numbers? Muy strange…”  And then, the next day in the mail a book arrives that he ordered. Its title you may ask? “Discrete-Time Signal Processing.”   Ummm, yeah.   What the heck is going on?
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Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Welcome!  I’m Nalena and I am a wannabe baker and cook.  I love to toodle around in the kitchen creating tasty treats and food while avoiding going to the gym.  I reside in the funky neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle, though it’s not as funky as Fremont; we don’t have a life-size rocket or a massive statue of Lenin. We do have a statue of Jimi Hendrix, but it is tiny in comparison to the rocket and Lenin.  By the way, that Lenin statue is for sale, at a measly $150,000.  It did come all the way from Russia after all.
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