When I first started dating JT, I had just moved to the big (and very expensive) city. My paycheck covered my bills and left room for nothing else. So I had to be creative and resourceful when it came time to holidays. Looking back at the gifts I have given him, I realize now that those early gifts I gave him, when I didn't have any money to just go out and buy him something- those gifts really were the best. Now, with all of our new expenses that we have taken on for our our upcoming wedding, I didn't feel right about spending a bunch of money to proclaim my love to him this year. It was time to get creative again...
I decided to bake him something. He loves peanut butter so I decided to make Peanut Butter & Jelly cupcakes for him. He loved them and he was totally surprised because we said were ignoring Valentine's Day this year.
I made a peanut butter frosting.
and tinted it pink with food coloring.
I cored the center of the cupcake filled it with strawberry jelly and put the piece I removed back to cover the jelly before frosting them.
I cut strawberries to look like hearts to decorate the tops of the cupcakes.
Strawberry cake, filled with strawberry jelly and topped with peanut butter - butter cream frosting. YUM.
I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!