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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's gifts from yesterday

Well, as some of my readers may know, money is tight these days (lol, understatement of the century).  I love to get my boyfriend the Edible Arrangements for Valentine's Day because he loves them so much, but they are SOOOO expensive.  SO, I decided to try to MAKE him one this year for V Day.  Yep, you read that right, make one.  His favorite part of them are the dipped bananas that are half white chocolate, half milk chocolate, so I knew I had to put some in there.  Wow, did this take a while.  Here are the details:  I used a heart shaped regular cookie cutter for the pineapple; the "greenery" on the foam base is just kale; skewer sticks are holding everything up; and I used white, milk, and peanut butter Nestle chips for the strawberries and bananas.  They were the most difficult, because I had to dip one flavor on half, then put it in the freezer without it dripping, then dip the other half after a few minutes.  Whew!

I was disappointed how sparse mine looked, and it definitely does not make the grade in comparison to the real thing.  But when he walked in and saw it, he thought it was actually bought until I told him I made it.  So that's good, right?  What do you think????

So, for my gift.....I got some beautiful roses, an adorable stuffed gorilla couple with chocolates, and......drumroll please........A DIAMOND RING!!!!  Here it is:

HAHAHAHA!!!  I laughed so hard when I saw this.  He is too funny.  So, there's my ring!  Anyway, I hope everyone has a great day today!


  1. What a beautiful arrangement - I'd rather have that than one from Edible Arrangements! Look at all that chocolately-goodness.....
    Doris :)

  2. Yummy! This is such a beautiful edible bouquet. I know I'd be excited to get one of these, so he should be over the moon :) And thats one hot ring you got there... LOL! What a jokester.

  3. I've always wanted to try making one of those! You did a great job :)

  4. Kim,
    I think your arrangement looks great. Do you need my address? Lol
    And your ring, it is gorgeous, and so unique. Did I read something about a stuffed gorilla.:)


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