How To Make 6 Delicious Valentine’s Day Food Art Creations
Valentine’s Day Food Art
Calling all lovers, friends, and skeptics alike! We know Valentine’s Day catches a lot of flak but we’re big fans of love here at Garden Bunch – also of treats and the making of the treats and subsequent eating of the treats. Now that we’re all on the same page (treats) let’s dive in to 6 delicious Valentine’s Day Food Art creations that we’ve handpicked as our favorites this season of love – spoiler alert, they’re not all sweet (because neither are people)!
We’re starting this Valentine’s Day Food Art list off for the more zealous Valentine’s lover, and will work our way down to something for the lazy aficionado.
1. Potato Roses – because ambition and delusion often share the same skin… potato skin. You’ll need Yukon Gold potatoes, six slices of bacon, a small host of seasonings and a large dollop of patience to craft these sexy spuds. This recipe from TipHero includes a much-appreciated video to help you along. They use a fancy mandolin slicer but an old fashioned vegetable peeler will do the trick! End product is a delicious, buttery, bacon-wrapped, potato-flowered masterpiece that you can brag about on social media before destroying via noms.
2. If we almost scared you away with the potato rose, never fear. Bringing back an old favorite with a new twist – we give you… candy heart coated chocolate covered strawberry pops from A Spicy Perspective. Tie with an adorable ribbon for maximum perception of craftiness and skill. They turn out lovely and taste scrumptious. Give them away to your friends, your mailman or most importantly, to yourself.
3. Switching back to savory with this heart shaped cheese platter of goodness. We like this one because it’s incredibly simple and can (should) be enjoyed with wine. No instructions included so we’ll leave ‘em right here: Purchase desired blocks of cheese (honey goat, havarti, gouda, to name a few), purchase heart shaped cookie cutter, go to town on those cheese hunks, display in a pleasing fashion with an accompaniment of fruit and crackers.
4. Apparently we’re really into replacing flowers with food. Check out this yummy and beautiful fruit-filled ice cream cone from Giggles Galore. This is basically a choose your own adventure concoction because you can fill that ice cream cone with whatever your little heart desires! The recipe calls for a whip of some kind but feel free to add yogurt or actual ice cream to kick this puppy up to the next level, topping with classic conversation hearts!
5. This recipe from Don’t Panic Mom is written as an activity to do with children but we’re all children at heart! The final product looks scrumptious so disregard the target audience and chop up some Valentine’s Day caprese salad for a special treat. Use your heart shaped cookie cutter to cut some mozzarella, layer with tomato slices, and drizzle with balsamic for a meal worthy of prodigious culinary toddlers and discriminating adults alike.
6. Wrapping up this show-stopping list is a quintessential Valentine’s Day favorite – chocolate fondue. We like the way Fox and Briar set this one up – they’ve got their salty, sweet, and some in between – pretzels, marshmallows, pineapple, wafer cookies. You can choose whichever dipping agents bring you the most joy. Finish with some melted chocolate in a heart shaped bowl and you are set for love day indulgence.
Regardless of relationship status you can celebrate Valentine’s Day by treating some friends or yourself with something special; whether it be one of our aforementioned treats, a massage, or a fat cigar. Enjoy yourself!
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