Archive for the ‘Valentine’s Day’ Category

Cranberry Delights by Sammy Cakes Fun!

We always make these for Christmas but they are also perfect for Valentines Day because of the white chocolate and red cranberries!! Yum! Here’s the recipe:

Cream Together: 1 1/4 cups paked dark brown sugar, 1 cup of butter or margarine, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 large eggs, 2 T. milk, 2 t. vanilla.

Add Dry Ingredients: 1 3/4 all purpose flour, 1 t. baking soda, 1/2 t. salt, 2 1/2 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)

Add: 2 cups white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes!

Enjoy! (we packaged and delivered to neighbors….You can do the same for Friends for Valentine’s Day!)


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"Sammy Cakes Fun - Valentines by TS Designs"

The “Candy” situation worked out!! I found the perfect red, chocolate candy hearts to tape over the heart artwork on the custom Valentine Cards for Sammy Cake’s class party today! Yeah….it actually worked out better than I planned! (read previous story to make a little more sense!)

Pictured below are out little Craft projects for Valentine’s Day! All turned out so cute, and really simple, fun projects!!! Hope everyone has a Valentine’s Day filled with LOVE!!!!!!!

"Sammy Cakes Fun - Valentine's Box"

Valentine’s Box! We took a large shoe box and wrapped in plain white paper.  Sammy traced a large heart and then colored and decorated with fun Valentine’s stickers. (Don’t forget to cut a slot in the top of the lid for the Valentine’s cards)












"Sammy Cakes Fun - Valentine's Chocolate Covered Pretzels"

Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Red Spinkles! We dipped large sized pretzels into melted chocolate…go to our “EZ Recipes” Page for directions!


"Sammy Cakes Fun - Valentines' Treat Basket"

Finished Product!! We put 3 pretzels in clear treat bags, tied with white and pink curling ribbon and accented with a Valentine’s sticker.  A great treat for Teachers, friends and family!!

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"Sammy Cakes Fun - Valentine's Day Cards"

Valentine’s Day is a few days away, and I’m sure your kids love buying and receiving them.  Today, it seems to be all about the candy that is attached to the card, not really the card!  When I was a kid, it was all about the “envelopes” and filling those out so it looked like real mail!! Today’s store-bought cards don’t come with envelopes, (or most that I’ve seen) which is better for the environment with less paper, but in turn come with the coordinating candy to attach.

Some of the best Valentine’s that come home in the kid’s boxes are the home made ones! Being a designer, “Sammy Cakes” has the benefit of having custom cards made for her.  If  I were a kid and I had these I would be through the moon, but I do so much “custom” work for my kids….its not a big deal…

I created these on the computer in Adobe Illustrator and had them printed on cardstock at our local Office Depot. I loved how they packaged them (left pic)…so stinking cute!! I couldn’t wait to show “Sammy Cakes” her personal packaged cards. I handed them to her in hopes to get the same excited reaction that I had (which I sort of did), but then she quickly added, “But, how am I going to attach candy to them?!?”

So, Moms have fun with your kids making out those Valentine’s Cards, and uh….don’t forget the candy!…What kind of Mom are you!??! Really?

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