We love Valentine’s Day here at Craft Test Dummies World Headquarters. We make our own Valentine’s Day Cards, jewelry, and of course we have a special yumm-o dessert complete with Valentine’s Rosette decorations!
I have to say that what makes this mini strawberry shortcade extra good is the whip cream on top- but it’s not just any whipped cream. I used International Delights Creamer to customize the flavor. Did you know you could even do that??
Just add 1/2 cup of any flavor of International Delights liquid coffee creamer (found in the dairy aisle) to one cup of *cold* heavy whipping cream. Then beat will with your mixer until stiff peaks form. Now you have the most super-yummy whipped cream EVER.
To make our strawberry shortcake extra lovey, we top strawberry shortcake with our French Vanilla International Delights Whipped Cream, and then a fun hand-made Rosette. I’ll show you how I made those, too!
To make the rosette, I used a special die- but it’s as easy as cutting a strip of paper 1.5″ by 12″, then accordian-pleat it every 1/4″ inch. Join the ends to make a circle, then smash it down so that it’s flat. Then adhere a 1.5″ circle to keep it laying flat.
I wrapped a bamboo skewer with some washi tape, then placed into the middle as shown above. Then I used some cute felt stickers to finish it off.
If you have little kids and don’t want them to have the pointy decoration, you can make a rosette on a straw, too- great for fun drinks! Follow the same instructions as above, but place a straw all the way in the pleats below the bend. Here’s a picture of both kinds.
So there you go- a yummy treat and a cute decoration to dress up your meal. Wouldn’t that be cute for a birthday, too?
Do yourself a favor and try that whipped cream trick, too!
Happy Valentine’s Day, all!
This Valentine’s Day, share the love with recipes and homemade gift ideas! Don’t miss the International Delight Valentine’s Day Twitter Giveaway. Enter by following International Delight on Twitter and by tweeting your favorite ID flavor with the hashtag #IDLove. Winners will be contacted on February 15th and will receive ID Valentine’s Day Sampler Packages!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.