The Heart of the Matter

by Lynda February. 13, 2010 3459 views

Those literary members amongst you will recognise the title as a Graham Greene novel of 1948 which was a film in 1953. I decided I would use a heart theme as it's almost Valentines Day.

I make sponge cakes all year round but at Valentines I have small heart shaped baking tins which I use. The photo above is a work in progress and below the finished articles. Betty Crocker icing although I do occasionally make my own icing. I realise this is the 1st time I've photographed food.

This tin of roses made from soap leaves was a Valentine's present from my other half. I can't bring myself to use the roses.

These heart shaped trinkets are all presents, too. See the next photo for what the top two are.

The small silver heart was another Valentine present from my partner (Tom Paterson here on the blog) several years ago and is a pill box. I use it for sweeteners for my hot drinks when out and about. It has been bashed as you can see but is much loved. Cynical work colleagues once commented that they looked like Ecstasy tablets! The bigger heart, a xmas present from his cousin, holds a perfume atomiser and is very heavy so I keep it on my dressing table. The earrings are silver and a gift from his sister (Elizzi here on the blog).

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Bassman 10 years, 1 month ago

I preffer the sweethearts ;)

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Lucy Griffith 10 years, 1 month ago

You're making me feel so hungry!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 10 years, 1 month ago

cute

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Tracylynn Seeger 10 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful set! Those cakes look delicious, and the I don't think I would want to use those soaps either! I love all your silver heart trinkets too. Thanks for sharing their meaning with us.

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Paolo Martini 10 years, 1 month ago

beautiful!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 10 years, 1 month ago

lovely :)

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 10 years, 1 month ago

<3
Very nice set!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 10 years, 1 month ago

Cakes looks so beautiful !

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Henk Hoekstra 10 years, 1 month ago

wonderful !

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Jet28 10 years, 1 month ago

So romantic :-))

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Tom 10 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful Valentines set!! I don't think I would use the soaps either :) The Sponge cakes look really yummy, if I lived closer I would come and sample haha

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Howard. 10 years, 1 month ago

What a great set. You had a fantastic idea when you came up with it. It's really nice.

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Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 1 month ago

c'mon......... they're E. Who are you kidding? Seriously, that's a sweet post (no pun intended).

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Almendra 10 years, 1 month ago

Nice set!

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Livelovelaugh 10 years, 1 month ago

A beautiful Valentine's Day post. I love the pill box and the soaps. I would use the soaps. I think it would give a wonderful, emotional, feel to my bath. Happy Day! :)

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Moira 10 years, 1 month ago

Great , I love the soaps , yes too nice to wash away!!!!
Love the perfume atomiser ( was that from Eunice? ) Earrings and sweetner box are lovely too .
Actually I had bought you a nice bracelet with Two hearts also for Xmas but while trying it on it broke so I had to buy you something else . I fixed it but it has broken again , so rather flimsy but did look nice and solid .

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