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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day at School

Just a quick post to show you all the goodies I brought in to share with my colleagues....the high school is so very drab, it seems, that even the Valentine's Day tablecloth does not do too much to brighten things up.  I made 120 cupcakes, a lemon cake with raspberry filling, white chocolate popcorn, lime bars, mini carrot cakes with cream cheese frosting, and brought in candies and GIANT marshmallows which were a huge hit.  I also made old-fashioned 7 layer cookies with graham crackers, white chocolate, butterscotch, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, walnuts, coconut and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk....very ooey-gooey and popular with all!  They were all very appreciative...and I felt the love!!
They were a wonderful bunch of people to work with and it was very difficult leaving them....but I have a passion that is outside of the classroom and I need to focus on making that come to fruition.

the giant pink and white!

white chocolate popcorn was awesome....really, it's difficult to stop eating it

sorry this is sideays but it's a heart-shaped lemon cake with raspberry filling and raspberry buttercream

I made it 'Rachel style' and didn't frost the sides

so many flowers came in for students

and stuffed animals, candies, and more

this came for the secretary in the main office from her husband

small treats were coming in all through the day
I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day....our celebration will come this I'll tell you more about it later.....Thank you to all the tweetlettes for my wonderful cards and cutie things!!  I adore them made the week extra special for sure!!  I love you all!!


  1. Yum... all those desserts look delicious! ♥

  2. How hard you worked! I remember very well how we teachers appreciated unexpected homemade treats. These are amazing!

    Keep us up-to-date on the treatment/progress of the friend for whom you are subbing for at school.

  3. What a beautiful dessert table you created, Joann! What a lucky staff!!! You should think about doing a recipe book! I remember seeing floral vans pulling up at a local girls' high school on Valentine's Day...quite the parade of arrangements : ) I don't think much was accomplished in the classes that day! Ha! Thank you for sharing all the things you do!! Hugs, Sherry xx (Pic of mtns...stunning!!!)

  4. Gosh what a beautiful and delicious display of treats you made!I love that you left the sides of your cake without frosting, it is very English and I am glad that Rachel has inspired you!
    Thank you again for your darling Valentine's package, I ♥ it!
    Morwenna xoxo

  5. Beautiful Joann...Rachel-style...I'm so honoured, truly!! I could taste everything as you decribed it so beautifully. I hope you've had afantastic romantic weekend and I can't wait to hear all about it!! Love for Valentines & every day!! xoxo

  6. Wow Joann! How sweet of you to make such delicious treats for your friends at work! They must have been overjoyed to see all those goodies. What a great job! Everything looks wonderful and delicious! I am sure you made their Valentine's Day a special one! xxoo


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