I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day, even though it is a bit early. I do love this most romantic of special occasions, as it reminds us to think of those that we love. My friend Carol invited us to a dinner at her home, while we were at the Urban Market in Houston and we were joined by my friends, Peg and Jon Vandyne (French Vanilla). It was a wonderful time and of course Carol and her culinary skills...she prepared an absolutely wonderful meal that ended with these stacked cake plates full of the delicious confections.
I had no idea that Carol could create such baked masterpieces, but found that this is where her passion lies and that she had been quite the famous baker, before moving here. As you all can see these petit fours are not only beautiful but filled with a decadent raspberry filling. Then she showed me her cookie creations that were skillfully and artfully done with different themes. There are crowns, French motifs, and also monograms...stunning. There were many more, for weddings, wedding showers, parties, pratically anything for any occasion.
I had to share this with y'all, as it was truly incredible and would be great at any party or wedding or perhaps Valentine's day. She does have a blog at www.cookiedumonde.blogspot.com
I have trouble icing a cake and she can do all of this, it is mind boggling. I wish everyone the most romantic Valentine's day and hope you and your sweetie do something wonderful.