Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's have a "Conversation"......






about "HEARTS."




Has Valentine's Day got you in a quandary ?








Express your love with Conversation Heart petit fours.












Roll, cut and stamp.


I've put together
labeled boxes where I store my brushes, rubber stamps along with other supplies that are used solely for foodie fun.
The last thing you want is to see your (foodie) stamps and brushes filled with dried up paint or ink
.



Brush Pearl Dust across each word.



My Conversation Heart petit fours measured around two inches.
I must confess..... I did sample a couple, they were just too irresistible!






As for the wrapping......I'm going enlarge an image of the conversation heart box, then print it on card stock and
glue the print to the lid of the gift box.
If I'm feeling ambitious, I may cut the center of the heart to create a window.
I'
m using mini cupcake liners for the petit fours,
but still deciding about packing them in the box with pastel tissue or with my latest addiction...crimped paper shreds.
Trimmed with either a pastel or Valentine themed ribbon.



click link for PDF
Conversation Heart Clipart
These could be used for cupcake toppers or a banner to decorate your mantel. The possibilities are endless. Let me know what you create with them.






Saucy Sprinkles Heart Charm-tutorial
Everyone loves jewelery.......pins, earrings, pendents.
Here's a sweet way to" charm" your Valentine.







Take a stroll over to our gracious hostess Designs by Designs by Gollum to visit the other foodie friends.

Visit Laurie for the Valentine party.








53 comments:

Lori said...

you are just too clever...your petit fours are the sweetest things!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are great, Sara! I think that's ambitious just that you made the treat! I love how you could personalize these any way you want, too.

Justine said...

Oh my goodness, those are adorable!!!! And with pound cake? Yummo!!! Sara, you are so damn talented. Why didn't I get any of those genes?

Btw... still waiting for your email!

Justine :o )

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Sara! This is the cutest post ever! I can't believe the cool hearts... both the petit fours, the bracelet, and the cupcake toppers! Your talent for this is astounding...

Happy Foodie Valentine's!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

You are so creative! I am always thinking about trying to make petit fours.... I may have to just do it! :)

Debbie

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those look so clever--and delicious!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have always loved these sweetheart candies. This is a darling idea, because I have also always loved petit fours. I have a glass hurricane that I fill with the sweetheart candies with a pillar candle in the center on my coffee table. The petit fours would look lovely sitting next to it on a pretty plate...hmmm

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how cute! What a great idea, and I love the way they look. I bet I'd love the way they taste too. Your packaging idea sounds so cute too. Thank you so much for joining the party with this unique idea! laurie

Kristina P. said...

I love petit fours! Delicious!

Tiffanee said...

These are just too cute! What an incredible "edible" gift!

Cathy said...

Oh...I love these! You are just tooooo creative!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Wendy said...

Yum...they look so good! I would have had to sample some, too!! Thanks for all the great ideas :)
Wendy

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

sigh.....Your ideas are so so cute!

Kathy said...

So cute Sara and delicious too, just perfect for Valentines Foodie Friday weekend, happy weekend, Kathy.

Sherry said...

What a nice and easy way to make petit fours. I have always wanted to try that and I have white almond bark left over from my chocolate covered cherries! Too smart. I learn more off of these blogs!

Jean Tuthill said...

Those petit fours are just the best. What a great idea and festive treat! I need to try these, they are so cute! Good job!

Michelle said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sara...you are one amazing woman!!! Those petit fours are way too cute to eat...they're perfect!! and that bracelet...how genius! Okay, I can come up with an egg carton thingy..but you can come up with ten times the creativity I can! I wanna be just like you when I grow up. LOL!

xoxo

Thank you for coming by my place. Next time I'll put on a cup of tea and you can bring one of your petit fours for us to share. Tee hee!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Sara. I just came by to see how your doing and I see you're doing just fine. What a wonderful job on the petit fours. I have loved the thought of those little cakes since I was a little girl. And now you've made it look so easy and doable. I'm sure it's more work than I can imagine. How smart of you, I would have never thought of stamping the words. Too, Too Cute!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Hugs and Happy Valentines Day...Tracy :)

Morning T said...

Those look SO delicious and most definitely something I would make a mess of before step 1!
Happy V-Day weekend to you sweet Sara and thanks for always visiting and inspiring me!
Hugs~
T

wendy said...

I wish I were talented enough to do that sort of stuff
Just baffles me really
and that bracelet --how totally cool

and happy valentines day to you too my friend
May LOVE abound in your life

Liz said...

Good job! These are adorable! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

Florence said...

Thanks for sharing. My daughter and I tackled doing the petit fours one year it was a lot of work, you make it look so much easier. Florence

FrenchGardenHouse said...

SO, so cute!! What a great idea. Chocolate wine? sigh, wish I was there. Happy Valentine's day!

Lidy

Blondie's Journal said...

So that is how it is done!! Thanks for the step by step. I always wondered how the cakes were dipped in the icing without any marks!

Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo
Janie

Sares said...

These hearts are too cute! I agree about the ink, I don't think I would want to be eating any! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day and a great weekend!

Our Back Porch said...

Those petit fours are just too precious! What a great idea! Yum-O!! That conversation heart charm bracelet is AWESOME! Happy Valentine's Day! Come by if you get a chance.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Shelia said...

Hi Sara! Oh, this is so wonderful! What darling little heart cakes. You're so talented in all you do.
Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet comments. Enjoy your children and Happy Valentine's Day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Sandy Michelle said...

Those coversation heart cakes are AMAZING girl! Welcome back to blog land! Have a happy heart day!

Sandy XOX

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sara,
They are darling and the almond bark (I think that's what you call it) sounds heavenly! Have a very happy St. Valentine's Day sweetie!
xo~Tracie

w said...

i hate that i'm seeing this tute for the first time today. man. i wish i had seen this the day you put it up.

guess i'll have to wait a year before trying it out.

awesome idea.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Awwww.what a fun fun and DELICIOUS post!!! Such yummy sweet treats and I love the pound cake cookie cutter idea. Thanks for the Valentines love!!!! :) XOXO,Jenn

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Chari said...

Hello sweet friend...

I was just elated to find your note, my dear! Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine tablescape...I sooo enjoyed your visit! Darlin', I certainly do understand about life getting in the way of our blogging...hehe! Sheeshh...but life and living must come first! Anyway, I wanted to come over and see what Valentine surprises that you had for us! Sara, your little conversational heart cakes are simply adorable!!! Ohhh, and they would be easy enough to make...thank you for including the "how to's"! Ohhh yes, these will make wonderful gifts! I guess I'm a little late for this Valentine's but maybe for next year! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea with us!!!

Well...sweet friend, have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Jacqueline said...

How fun is this! Happy Belated Valentines day to my new found friend! Speaking of love and charms, you may want to come back to Once Upon a Fairyland blog and look back to the Childrens Charm Closet. Love sweet love in there! Looking towards getting to know you more! ~Jacqueline~

Room to Inspire said...

They are adorable - what a great treat for your Valentine! I am sure they loved them.

Chelsea

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What adorable petit fours! Love your "conversational" post!

Lori said...

Oh Sara your so incredibly cute! Now I'm hungry and want a little cake!! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine! So sorry you didn't win the give away but next month its going to be called, "Oh Baby" and very cute and vintage!! later,Lori

Janean said...

all of it toooooo sweet and great to make for anyone you love (even after Valentines Day)...

Lilly's Home said...

How clever these little petit fours are!

Love it!
Lilly

Cora said...

Love the pound cake idea! I love pound cake!! wink -*

Too cute and I know it is yummy.
Thanks for your visit...come back soon!

Marie Antionette said...

These sre just to wonderful.I love them.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.You certainly did make the sun come out.
May God Bless,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - just like I said - yet another talented woman - geesh - all you little hearts look so good and they are so different.

Hey I love love love your pictures - you must have a great camera - lol.
Sandie

Betzie said...

Oh my everything is so so cute and as always you make me hungry!
Love all your ideas and cute stuff!!! Did you ever find a moon charm for that bracelet??? You should look on Etsy...lots of anything you need on there!

Jane said...

Hi Sara,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments.
I love all the heart ideas. I'm going to save this for next year...this Valentine's Day got completely away from me. I had high hopes of posting all of the vintage valentines I collect and love but they will have to wait until next year too!
Now on to Easter ideas :-)
Jane

Tanza said...

Hi Sara,
I'm soo happy you stopped in to say hello !! always a treat .. Okay, now you made me want something sweet to eat .. very pretty too .. I LoVe all your PiNks as well .. It's such a happy, girly thing .. Hoping you are feeling better, and having a happy, blessed, PiNk kinda week ~
Big hugs to you ~
~tea~xo

Cottage Cozy said...

I love your petit fours with the pound cake...clever...and I want to make that charm bracelet...gonna check it out!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Rettabug said...

Sara, these little fondant treats turned out so cute! Very creative ideas!
Dipping them in the almond bark first was a great idea. I'm impressed with the soft colors you achieved.
I've got the pearl dust & the almond bark in the house, but I don't have the impression letter kit yet. I'm on the hunt!!

Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo & leaving such nice comments.
fondly,
Rett

Tardevil said...

Hi Sara! I love the idea of using stamps for food. Why haven't I ever thought of that. I didn't even know about that pearl 'dust', but I sure have plenty of the real kind. LOL! You've inspired a trip to Michael's today. I think I'll see if they have an V-day stamps @ 50% off. Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog. I'm glad you got to spend time with your son, DIL & friend. I have another friend out on the west coast who said the same thing re the weather. I guess it was our turn this year. I still have snow on my deck from 2+ weeks ago, which is way unusual for here. Have a great week. I'm going to go mark this post on my 'favorites' list so I can remember everything. (That's what happens after 40!)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my goodness is this clever! It really does look like a giant conversation heart!

Becca said...

WOW, I love the hearts ... and the pound cake is so cute, too !! You are one talented woman !! This is my first visit here (and certainly not my last) to your wonderful blog. I look forward to following your creative projects. And, thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower of my little ol' blog ... your note was so sweet. Again, thanks. Take care, Becca (Adv. in Decorating)

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

These look so adorable!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

Nishant said...

These are great, Sara! I think that's ambitious just that you made the treat!
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