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Happy Valentines Day!






I love to bake; however, I’m admitting here I’m cupcake decorating challenged, meaning I have decorated more than my share of ill-made decorated cupcakes, cookies, you name it!  

I have never gotten the hang of piping icing and envied my MIL's decorating skills when she baked innumerable wedding cakes, and so forth for others.  

This is when the local supermarket comes in to play, where I can select the goodies we’d like that have that professional flair…  
  




In other words, 
I did not bake and decorate these cupcakes, 
so no recipe today, 
just Happy Valentine’s Day wishes for you all!




Amen!






All the best,
Pam




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  1. Pam, you too have a sweet Valentines Day! Those cupcakes are so gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! You have a sweet Valentine's Day also!

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  2. Pam, We don't bake much period... We like baked goods so much that we avoid having them around. For Valentine's Day this year, we bought a new box spring and mattress plus we're having our bedroom and master bath painted. Talk about splurging! Have a fantastic Valentine's Day! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Sounds like a great Valentine's Day gift to me, Dave! And I know what you mean about the baked goods. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Take care

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  3. That change of pace by purchasing a baked goodie is needed at times, Pam. For me it's a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie at the mall. :) Happy Valentine's Day to you & your hubby!
    ~Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy, you're right! Those cookies sound good to me! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Aw.....such sweet little cakes. Hoping you and your love enjoy a beautiful day tomorrow. Happy Valentines day...

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  5. How cute Pam! Happy Valentine's Day to you too :) I was thinking to myself - these look great what is she talking about!!???

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. I find supermarket and pastry shops have beautiful cupcakes..and I am always tempted..plus they are so photogenic
    Happy Valentine's day Pam!

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    1. Yes, Monique! Me too! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. Hi Pam, this is the sweetest post! Love your pics and store bought is good.

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  8. Dear Pam, I am challenged in cake or cup cake decorating as well. My mother would always us the powdered sugar can to make everything look pretty. I do that too. lol
    My brother just brought over the same cup cakes on Sunday when they came to visit. They were delicious. Happy Valentine's Day dear friend. xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! I'm glad I'm not the only one! Cupcakes are great! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day Pam...I too have hard time decorating cupcakes, and often feel frustrated...so store bought are great...always pretty!
    Enjoy your week :)

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  10. I am cupcake decorating challenged myself :) Happy Valentine's Day, Pam!

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  11. I hear ya, Pam! Sometimes I have to frost 24 cupcakes to get 1 worth photographing. Not my forte either. Hope you had a terrific Valentine's Day!

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