Weekly Writing Challenge, My Funny Valentine


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Valentine’s Day for me was never what I thought it would be. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There was a time before I got married I would receive the flowers and the candies.red rosevalentine candy box

My mother used to make me a Twinkie Cake when she was alive.

twinkie-layer-cake

Twinkie Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 5.1 oz box instant vanilla pudding (the large box)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Filling/Frosting:
  • 1 stick salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, combine eggs and butter. Add water, pudding mix, and cake mix and beat on medium for about a minute, until batter is smooth and thick. Spread evenly in prepared pans and bake for about 20 -25 mins or until tops spring back when lightly touched, or a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  3. Cool cakes for a few minutes in the pans, then turn out on to wire racks to finish cooling.
  4. For frosting/filling: Beat butter and vanilla in your mixer until combined. Add marshmallow cream and beat until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until just combined. Add heavy cream, Increase speed to high, and beat for one minute, until light, smooth and fluffy. Spread on cake layers and serve.

After I got married, I learned I didn’t have a romantic husband. Instead of the sweets and smell goods, I received the practical gifts. I would open up can openers, crock pots, and one time I remember a toaster.

Not that I didn’t appreciate these, but wow, they sure weren’t personal, as per say Valentine’s Day goes; but I did have good working appliances. LOL

Now I have no one in my life and I have never been completely satisfied, but am used to it. What a surprise it would be to one day open that front door and see the little guy holding out a bouquet of flowers. Better yet, how about for no reason. Who needs Valentine’s Day to receive goodies????

19 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge, My Funny Valentine

  1. Valentines Day is just another day on the calendar to me.

    I buy myself flowers to photograph them, and because I like them. When I moved in with the sociopath, she used to buy me flowers as a way of apologising for the way she treated me without having to say she was sorry.

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  2. I am going to try it! It looks amazing. I should make my mother-in-law’s Valentine sandwich cookies and share that recipe. May be I will when I get paid. I love to get flowers, I do. But this year will be an off year, as the cash flow is trickling this year. And do not feel badly, Mom has never had a husband or boyfriend that did romantic stuff for her, in her whole life. I try to get her flowers when I can, but I know it is not the same. It is weird when you get flowers from some one you do not want them from, which has happened to me. Sending you a warm heart!!! Love!!!

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  3. I have sweet memories of the flowers my husband has given me over the years. Not the few that would come on traditional holidays but the special ones on a regular day. He would come home from the store with one single rose of a bunch of daisies. They were so special as they showed he was thinking of me and got them “just because”. A simple gesture but it meant so much to me. This last Christmas he said he was feeling bad that he had not been able to shop for me or pick up a flower or plant to present to me. I know the though was there and right now that is still so very important and something to cherish.

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  4. I’ll better have Twinkie Layer Cake or practical appliances for Valentine day, ah add any white flower, just one, on it would make it so much better or romantic :).

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  5. How sweet that your mom would make you a valentine cake. My mom still gets us “kids” valentine treats. I get flowers sometimes – not every Valentine.. But – that’s ok – hubby & I kinda’ do for us as we can throughout the year. Lately – most of our spare change goes to extra curricular activities for the kids. And – I’m sure it will continue to be like that for many years to come. Parenthood 😉

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  6. i always worry if hubby ever gets me flowers usually means he has one something wrong ^_^, i have to confess though i am a true sentimental at heart to this day my fave presents of all are the pictures my kids draw for me i have heaps of them everywhere but each new one i get i adore, a gift that has been made for me is always the best but in saying i never did get many flowers ^_^ hugs n love my lovely friend xx

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