After all the Hanson baking I did for Valentine’s Day, I was pretty over all this love crap. I hadn’t planned to bring anything in today, but then yesterday I started to think about how I could bake personal valentines for each of my co-workers.
Instead of using generic sprinkles or candies, what if I made cupcakes and brownies and topped each one with something that someone really loves? And so the Googling and Facebook stalking began, since choosing an object for some co-workers was a no-brainer (like Mr. Darcy for Carina) but for others it required a little more investigation.
I put all the images into a Word doc so I could easily drag them around and make them about the same size, and then I spent an hour with my scissors. That was really the most labor-intensive part of the whole thing.
Finally I taped each image to a toothpick and put them in the cupcakes when I set them out.
The most fun part of this was watching people come by and say, “Oh! That’s Christine!” or “Who’s the karaoke machine?” and then have other people work together to figure out which cupcake was for who. It turned into a game of getting to know our co-workers better, and it was tasty, too.
In vain I have struggled,