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23 Valentine’s Food Fails That Will Never Get Re-Pinned on Pinterest

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Some of us are lucky enough to date modern-day Casanovas, guys or gals who remember every inside joke we’ve shared or have even memorized our favorite brownie recipes. Everyone else . . . let’s just focus on the positives, shall we? As anyone who has attempted any pretty Pinterest craft knows, even the most loving, most thoughtful boyfriend or girlfriend’s best intentions can oftentimes melt into an indistinguishable quagmire of burnt “chocolate.”

So we poked around for some of the best Valentine’s and couples-themed food fails to help remind us all that this weekend, well, it’s the thought that counts.

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This No-I-Love-You-S’More

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PicThx Buzzfeed

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This Heart-Melting Surprise

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PicThx Buzzfeed

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This Boo Who Remembered Red Velvet is Your Favorite

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PicThx Epic Pinterest Fail

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This Suzy-Homemaker Who Forgot How Cupcakes Work

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PicThx Mal’s Food Porn

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This Fan of Anatomical Correctness

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PicThx Epic Pinterest Fail

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This Un-Berry-Bly Cheesy Romantic

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PicThx Squamish Baby

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This Squishy Risk-Taker

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PicThx Pinterest Fail

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This Guy Who Was Hoping You’d Get All Choked Up

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PicThx Craft Fail

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And Then There’s This Asshole

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PicThx Two Blue Fish

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This Mushy Sweetheart

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PicThx Clever Housewife

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This Boyfriend Who Understands All a Girl Needs is Rice Krispies and Norman Reedus

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PicThx gooobyplss

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This Bacon Lover Who Just Can’t Keep It Together Around You

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PicThx Pinterest Fail

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This Brownie Lover Who’s All Bent Out of Shape

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PicThx Domestic Superhero

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This Big Softie-On-The-Inside

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PicThx Wendy Nielsen

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This . . . Whatever This Is

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PicThx Pinterest Fail

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This Boob

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PicThx Pink Texas Chick

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This Aussie at Heart

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Because  . .  . it looks like a boomerang?

Picthx Cara Lee 83

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This Jumbo Kinder Surprise Egg Maker

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PicThx imgur

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This Girl Who Definitely Doesn’t Have It Covered

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PicThx Healthy Way to Cook

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This Gamer Who’s Just Playing on Super Low-Res

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PicThx Healthy Way to Cook

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This . . . Whatever This Is Pt. 2

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PixThx Healthy Way to Cook

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This Orc Spawn

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PicThx Craft Fail

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This Drunken Iron Chef

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PicThx Pleated Jeans

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(Full disclosure: not all of these are confirmed to have been made for Valentine’s, but don’t pretend you didn’t still go “aww!”)

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24 DIY Truffles to Make Your Valentine Boo

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V-day’s around the corner. Are you prepared to give your sweetie something sweet? No?! Well, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of 24 decked out, decedent, homemade truffles for that someone special. And if you’re single and just want these babies all to yourself, don’t worry, we won’t tell.

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Chocolate-covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Inspired by a super cute picture from Pinterest, I was determined to make these cupcakes BEFORE Valentine’s Day. The flavors are chocolate + strawberry, so I was all “aw, chocolate-covered strawberries!” I think that, technically, the chocolate would have to be on top for it to be “chocolate-covered”, but whatever.

I played with the idea of making a chocolate ganache for the top, or even placing a little chocolate-covered strawberry on top of them… all great ideas, but since I’m not getting around to posting this until the DAY BEFORE Valentine’s Day, I decided to opt for the fastest, most stress-free way possible. So, something relatively unheard of around here – BOX mix (GASP!) – to make all of your lives easier. You can definitely whip these up in time for your Valentine sweetie tonight.

Some reviews I read complained about the brownie portion of these not baking all the way through. Mine baked just fine (maybe they weren’t realizing that the brownie portion would be fudgy and brownie-like?), I’m sure it could be remedied by following the “cake-like brownie” directions, or just using a chocolate cake mix instead of a brownie. I used milk chocolate brownies, because Boyfriend loves the milk chocolate, but dark chocolate or whatever your favorite is will do just fine.

I did not follow the recipe that was posted online, but instead followed the recipes on the back of my box mixes. So if you decide to use a different type of cake or brownie mix than I did, just follow the instructions on the back of the box. If you’re not a particularly big fan of strawberry cake, just use white and dye it red or pink 🙂 If you’re super anti box mix, just use your favorite cake and brownie recipes.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day <3

 

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

  • 1 (19.5 ounce) “family size” package brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  •  1 (18.25 ounce) package strawberry cake mix
  • 1 1/3 Cups Water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 container fluffy white frosting (or frosting of your choice)

 

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 36 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, set aside.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, set aside.
  4. Spoon the brownie batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 1/3 full. Spoon the cake batter over the brownie batter, until muffin cups are each 2/3 full.

(I did this one pan at a time, so that one pan was baking as I was filling the 2nd pan)

  1. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.
  2. Cool completely, then frost and decorate as desired

 

* If you decide to use a different type of cake or brownie mix than I did, just follow the instructions on the back of the box. If you’re super anti box mix, just use your favorite cake and brownie recipes.

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Sweets

Frog’s Heart Cookie

Show that significant other what you truly think of him this Valentine’s Day with this Frog’s Heart Cookie. Who knows, maybe if you ladies give it a little kiss it will turn into a Prince… I wonder what will happen with an entire bite?

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Valentine “Hug Me” Cookie

These pink heart shaped cookies will score you a nice hug this Valentine’s Day! These edible treats are not that pretty though… Valentine’s Day is going to be a massacre of sweets!