I used to think that Valentines day was just for couples, but now I prefer to think of it as a day for celebrating love and letting those you love know just how much. It’s a day about putting smiles on the faces of others and spreading a bit of gratitude with a sprinkle of joy.
Giving chocolates and flowers just seems so over done, giving something that’s personal says ‘I really care’.
That’s why you will fall in love with Biscuiteers (if you haven’t already, I know I have) this Valentines day, because they want to make every gift personal.
Their hand-iced biscuits are baked with care and every collection tin is bursting with love, it only makes sense that you would make them your first choice for Valentines gift shopping this year.
You can pre-order and schedule delivery so that they arrive on the doorsteps of those you love just in time for Valentines day, you can even personalise their gorgeous biscuit creations to send messages of loves to that someone special.
Inspired by their Vintage Love Letters collection, I decided to throw a little valentines themed tea-party at home this week, complete with pink velvet cupcakes (recipe below) and biscuits so pretty they were almost too good to eat.
Why give chocolates when you can give Biscuiteers?
There is nothing cliche about Biscuiteer’s Valentines gifts; every biscuit is baked with love and iced by hand by their expertise Biscuiteers bakers and biscuit makers. Their designs are unique and incredibly cute and they always taste delicious.
Biscuiteers want to make every gift a personal one, that’s why they offer different personalisation options for their biscuit cards and collections; I had my tin personalised to say ‘made with love’, but you could put a name or secret love message on yours.
Biscuiteers want to make gifting easy and stress free, that’s why they have different delivery options such as scheduled deliveries (shop today and book which day you want your biscuits to be delivered), international deliveries and next day delivery (if you’re based in the UK).
Biscuiteers also want to make gifting this Valentines as romantic as possible, that’s why you can now add a bottle of Prosecco for £18 to your order when you buy any of their Valentine collection tins.
Throw the perfect Valentines party for you & your friends…
Considering friendship is one of the best forms of love then why not throw a special get together for all the friends that hold a piece of your heart this Valentines?
Hosting a Valentines tea party couldn’t be easier (especially if you have a little help from your friends at Biscuiteers), here are some simple ideas to help you put it together:
- Scatter you table with some pink and gold confetti for an instant but affordable girly touch.
- Stack your plates and bowls (as seen left) for a very sophisticated table setting look.
- Buy some seasonal flowers from your local florist (even Tesco have a great selection) and display them in different sized vases and glasses along the centre of your table.
- Lay out all your cakes and finger food on cake stands to create different levels to your table display. Don’t have a cake stand? Make your own by standing plates onto of inverted tumbler glasses or teacups.
- Have your guests names iced onto Biscuiteers biscuits (or do it yourself) to create edible place settings.
Pink Velveteer cake recipe
Valentines day wouldn't be sweet without something sweet to eat, these mini Velveteer cakes are a twist on the classic red velvet cake dessert. As small as a cupcake, but with all the charm of a sponge sandwich cake just in bite-sized form. Top with Biscuiteers Valentines collection biscuits for the perfect finish.
- 200 g caster sugar
- 200 g melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 200 g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp red food dye
- 35 g butter
- 35 g cream cheese
- 140 g icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 round cake tins
- 1 medium round cookie cutter
- piping bags
- Biscuiteers Valentine biscuits to decorate
Start by beating the eggs and sugar together with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
Sieve in the flour, cocoa and baking powder, then use a spatula or wooden spoon to fold into the mixture.
Add the food dye to the melted butter and stir to combine, then add this along with the vanilla extract to the cake batter and gently whisk until smooth and even in colour.
Divide the cake mix evenly between two cake tins lined with baking parchment. Place in a preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes; you will know the cakes are baked when an inserted skewer comes out clean and dry, and the sponge bounces back when gently pressed.
Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool fully on a wire rack.
Use a circle cookie cutter to cut discs from the cake rounds; make sure to cut an even number (you should get around 14 discs) as these will make your mini cake sandwiches. Trim the discs so they are even in height and any browned bits are removed.
In a small bowl whisk together the butter and cream cheese until soft and pale in colour. Gradually add in the icing sugar and continue to whisk until a smooth frosting forms. Finally add in the vanilla and whisk once more.
Chill in the fridge while the cakes are cooling.
Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and cut a medium sized hole for piping (alternatively use a medium sized piping nozzle).
Place half the cake discs on a cake stand or serving plate, then starting at the centre of each disc, pipe the frosting on in a spiral pattern.
Place the second half of the discs on top of the piped frosting to create the sandwiches. Repeat the piping process to cover the top of each mini cake.
Finally place a Biscuiteer biscuit on the top of each cake and then place in the fridge to allow the icing to set.
Make them vegan:
I actually baked my velveteer cakes vegan; although Biscuiteer biscuits themselves are not vegan, any cake not topped with a biscuit was suitable for vegans.
To make the cakes vegan swap out the butter and cream cheese for vegan alternatives and replace the 2 eggs by blending 1 banana with 1/2 cup soya cream.
Want to save 15% when you shop with Biscuiteers?…
Of course you do, right?
Well now you can; I’ve partnered with Biscuiteers to create an exclusive 15% discount code* when you sign up this Valentines. All you have to do is follow THIS LINK, enter your email and then Biscuiteers will send you your personalised discount code to use when you order.
Hurry though, this offer is only for a limited period!