Galentine’s Day

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. This weekend was fairly chill for me and to be honest, I took advantage of a rainy Sunday for a ramen lunch date & a few hours to be cozy in my apartment. Last week I wrote about dealing with mean girls however, today I’m writing about celebrating the women that empower & inspire us. The women who we keep as our closest #girlgang and build us up. Though I’m thankful for those ladies everyday, what better time than to throw a Galentine’s party. While we can thank Parks & Rec for the tradition, I love it because it’s a great excuse to get together & have a cute party with your favorite ladies. If you need a little pink & red inspo, as well as a one of my favorite treats, look no further.

First of all, this is the easiest cute treat to make. If you’re in a pinch, all these ingredients you can buy pre-made so… here are the details on these precious love notes.

I’ve made these two ways, with puff pastry and with pie dough. I prefer pie dough because they don’t lose their shape while they’re baking. Cute your pie dough into squares add a little raspberry preserves (if you don’t make it homemade, highly recommend this brand) fold up the bottom corner, then either side. If you have a small heart shape cookie cutter, cut out a little piece of dough & add over the three corners. You can also use your (clean) kitchen scissors to hand cut them out, I did and after a practice cut, it’s easy to get the hang of. Add a little egg wash and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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<these ombre mini cakes are my fav>

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Are you planning to celebrate with your best girlfriends? Have you already? What were your plans? These are also awesome desserts if your beau has a sweet tooth.

xoxox

Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

Happy Friday!! Today I want to share one of my newest discoveries and favorite bakery, Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes. I initially found this gem when I was creeping through Instagram (trust me,  you’ll want to follow them) and was googly eyed over these beautiful creations but it all changed when I placed an order for their custom macaroons for our newly engaged friend.

How incredible are these? If you can even believe it, they tasted even better.

The bakery is can only be compared to the beautiful child of the best Pinterest board and Rifle Paper Co. Chic, sweet yet comfortable. The cakes are perfectly displayed amongst the store and the fresh treats line the counter just awaiting to be taken home and devoured.

 

Incredible sugar succulents!

Need a quick birthday surprise? Grab a card with your treats!

I could not recommend enough stopping by this gem in Avon Lake and trying..well, one of everything. It’s clear Kelsey & staff have put a lot of love and passion into their sweets and who doesn’t love to support someone’s true passion? Take a few seconds this weekend to sit back with some treats at Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes. You won’t be disappointed.

Cheers to the weekend, loves!