Valentine Table

I decorated my Valentine table early this year. I love to take a theme and run with it. My table will be set like this for a week before the big up; Academy Awards, Mardi Gras or St. Patrick's Day.

I started with a white tablecloth, used a red and pink runner and then used red bud vases, candles, plates and napkin rings. Then I sprinkled red stones along the runner.

For Valentine dinner we are having lasagna, red fluff, spinach salad with fresh strawberries, pomegranate Sierra Mist and for dessert individual heart-shaped cakes...

Like these. I made a boxed white cake and poured the batter into 5 heart spring-formed pans I found at Target (these would be great as a layer cake or cupcakes too).

After cooking and cooling, I sliced the cake in half horizontally and spread a layer of seedless raspberry jam. This is my favorite and I can get it at Walmart.

Chill the cakes for about an hour then spread with whipped cream cheese frosting (below).

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Beat shipping cream until stiff peaks form, set aside. Combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.

Prepare frosting 1-2 hours before frosting cakes so it can set up in the refrigerator. Frost on top and sides of cake. Store in refrigerator. Amore' Printable recipe



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  1. Where do you eat during the week of a beautiful table setting?

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