Now, as a wedding stationery and greeting card designer, I really shouldn’t say this…but my boyfriend and I don’t really ‘do’ Valentines cards!! Don’t get me wrong, I love all the red and pink, love heart shaped, pretty paraphernalia that you can’t hide from for the first 6 weeks of the year, but I love James everyday of the year, not just on 14th February. So I didn’t make a card, (of course I would never buy one!) instead I made these cute cupcakes – a light, fluffy vanilla sponge with a raspberry jam centre, delicious buttercream piped on top, topped with a mini Jammy Dodger biscuit!

And to be honest, I think he appreciated these cupcakes far more than any handmade card! I appreciated swapping my craft room for the kitchen for the afternoon. Obviously Birthdays are different and in a couple of weeks I hope to be enjoying cards, champagne AND cake!