edible arrangements valentine - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Valentines, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas - you name it - we made an edible arrangement for it. We got real good at expressive cake pops, cookies and chocolate dipped fruit. It felt as if we were starting to reclaim them all from the commercial world by making them as a family. We gave them to those we love, to those we appreciate, and to those who needed a "pick me up."
For valentines the kids would make heart-shaped cookies upon popsicle sticks and ice them for their teachers. Placed all together in a vase they made the cutest of edible valentines bouquets.
They were chocolate flowers with fondant centres - the petals white, rose and brown. I know a floral bouquet and a box of chocolates would have been easier - cheaper too - but that edible bouquet was something else. It brought a joy to the day. It felt as cheeky as breaking a piece from a gingerbread house at Christmas time.
It was hot on valentines day, that comes of living where we do. So we'd cut hearts and flowers from melons and fruits and from the prettiest of edible bouquets.
Tara dipped strawberries in chocolate and rolled them in coconut or chopped nuts after. Once they were on a stick and arranged as an edible bouquet, they were a truly sweet valentines gift.