When it comes to cooking, baking, crafting and creativity my mum's imagination is endless. One of the many reasons I love coming home is being able to spend time in the kitchen with her. This weekend much of our time was spent doing just that - creating confections in the kitchen. One of my favorite confections is this adorable puppy for Valentine's Day.
Buy a loaf of pound cake. Cut into 1/4 inch think slices. Use a heart cookie cutter to cut out one to two hearts(per slice) depending on your cookie cutter size. Turn the heart upside down and insert a lollipop stick that has been dipped into melted chocolate. Place in the freezer and allow for the pound cake to become firm.
Once you remove the upside down heart shape from the freezer frost the top and sides with chocolate frosting.
To make the ears: Place Tootsie Rolls in the microwave for five seconds (this makes them pliable). Form each Tootsie Roll into a floppy ear shape. Frost the ear and attach it to the sides of the heart. Note: I did some ears just using the Tootsie Roll for some of the others I put caramel in the center to give the ear some dimension.
Attach a pink candy heart(conversation side not showing) where the mouth would be. Pipe on a pink nose, black eyes, black whisker dots and a black line to the mouth.
That's it! So simple and so cute!
You can find other versions of this super cute pup in "cupcakes, cookies, & pie, oh my!", plus lots of other adorable kitchen confections. This is actually my favorite book from the "Hello Cupcake" line as it provides some of the prettiest confections - all of which are simple so any skill set you have will go perfect with this book.