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Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I am so excited to have baked these cupcakes for the Bonjour + Hola Valentine’s Day party. Elizabeth, the writer and creator of this lovely blog, wanted a sweet Valentine’s Day treat for her party goers, so I was happy to be put to the test!
I found the idea for these conversation heart cheesecakes on Pinterest months ago, so to make sure I could get them done as perfectly as possible, I began experimenting 2 weeks back. At first, I tried using cake batter, but as the cupcakes rose they looked less like hearts and more like bubbles/blobs. I realized that in order to make my “sweethearts” look realistic, I had to learn to make cheesecake.
I will admit that the ones you see above were not my first batch- third time’s a charm, right? But making these cheesecake cupcakes was such a fun challenge, and it brought me back to my college days, mixing colors and messing with (edible) paints. I even bought a box of the actual sweetheart candies to get ideas for the sayings, but ended up deciding on a few of my own. Call me old fashioned, but "Tweet Me" doesn’t strike me as romantic!
In the end, the best part was boxing them up and delivering them to Elizabeth’s apartment (see above). Sadly, Elizabeth got the flu and had to cancel her party, but I thought cheesecake was just what the doctor ordered. Check out her post this week featuring Reality Bites and these cheesecake cupcakes! Merci and gracias!