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Valentine's Day bakerage

I've been really bad keeping up with the baking scene this year, but I definitely had to make time for some Valentine's Day baking.

Hearts. Always with the heart-shaped desserts in Feb.

My boyfriend loves two things: cheesecake and custard. So I decided to draw on his loves and combine them into four heart-shaped delectables for him to nom on Valentine's Day.

From left to right we have:

  • cookies and cream cheese cake
  • berry shortcake
  • chocolate creme crème brûlée cheesecake
  • lemon meringue custard tart

I basically took staple recipes and altered them to create something new. Cookies and cream was a generic cheesecake recipe using chocolate ripple biscuits (chocolate ripple cake is one of his favourite things, but making them heart shaped is tricky!). The shortcake features a raspberry coulis, topped with strawberries covered in melted jam. The brûlée has a mudcake base, topped with a generic cheesecake recipe with an addition of melted cocoa, in turn topped with the toffee coating of a brûlée. Finally, the tart is what you'd expect: shortbread base with lemon infused custard and toasted meringue!

Tobias could smell the treats and decided some sucking up was in order.

"Can I be your Valentine, too?"


haha, how happy and innocent does Tobias look? Still, no cakes for him. =P

Thanks for the time and effort you always put into your food. I'm looking forward to polishing off more of these.
Wait until you see the full sized version. He looks even more ridiculous cause you can see the whites of his eyes haha.