Feb 13, 2012

tomorrow is the day!

Guess what tomorrow is! Not only is it my 20th birthday but it is Valentines Day! Time is running out to make baked goods for a loved one. Here is a chocolate cake with a champagne strawberry frosting. Romantic...
Also I made chocolate sea salt caramels for a sweet topper.
Same as below

1/2 cup butter
5 cups powder sugar
1/4 cup champagne 
1/4 cup finely chopped strawberries
1 teaspoon strawberry extract

Cream the butter until fluffy, add the sugar one cup at a time and alternate with the champagne and strawberries. Once it is all blended, add extract. Add champagne if it needs more but you also may need to add more sugar.

caramel sauce (below)
milk chocolate kisses
sea salt!!!

in a double boiler melt the chocolate. Have the caramel already prepared and add as much sea salt as you would like(mine were not salty enough). In a heart mold put just enough chocolate in to cover the sides and still have enough room for caramel and more chocolate. stick them in the freezer for a couple minutes. when they are solid take them out and add the caramel, freeze again. Take them back out and put the last touch of chocolate to cover the caramel. Again, put them in the freezer. All done!
Decorate and serve. 
A perfect treat...

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