Hard to believe the fondant leftover from the Gingerbread Exploded Meth Lab was repurposed into these pretty Valentine love letters. Talk about extremes.
After they were finished, I realized I had created only the backs of envelopes and I should have made a few fronts with cute postage stamps and addresses. Oh well, bake and learn.
To make these, first I searched for a good chocolate pound cake recipe. I got lucky with this Glazed Triple Chocolate Pound Cake recipe from Real Simple. Even though I left off the glaze, this cake was so wonderfully rich and chocolatey, it was hardly recognizable as a pound cake, more like a fluffy brownie. I highly recommend this recipe.
After the cakes were done I trimmed off the tops which were similar to brownie tops. I may or may not have snacked on
Separating the leftover fondant into three parts, one was dyed red and another pink. The last part I left white. I cut out the envelope shapes and flaps then pressed the molds I used on these cookies on each.
Of course I decorated them with edible pearls and candies and disco dust. The small shapes were made using mini cutters.
The mini pound cakes were dirty iced with leftover chocolate buttercream to adhere the fondant love letters on top.
Almost everyone in my office went home with more than one of these last weekend. It made me smile to think these edible love letters were delivered to so many people.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!