Galentine’s Day Celebration: Decor and Fashion

Watercolor Print Smocked Tiered Ruffle Dress from Express in pink, pink floral dress, lace up sandals, pink roses
Watercolor Print Smocked Tiered Ruffle Dress from Express in pink, pink floral dress, lace up sandals, pink roses

I love celebrating love with friends! Set aside some time to treat your friends to a Galentine’s party or special day just for them. Sweet Laurel’s cookbook is my go-to source for anything sweet. All recipes are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free! My favorite cake is the Vanilla Coconut Jam Cake!!

Outfit Details:

  • Dress:  Watercolor Print Smocked Tiered Ruffle Dress from Express (Click Here)
  • Shoes: Braided Lace-up Heeled Sandals from Express in Pecan Color (Click Here)
Sweet Laurel Bakery Vanilla Coconut Jam Cake, Galentine's Day Celebration, The Little Market Champagne Glass
Sweet Laurel Bakery Vanilla Coconut Jam Cake, Galentine's Day Celebration, The Little Market Champagne Glass
Sweet Laurel Bakery Vanilla Coconut Jam Cake, Galentine's Day Celebration, The Little Market Champagne Glass
Sweet Laurel Bakery Vanilla Coconut Jam Cake, Galentine's Day Celebration, The Little Market Champagne Glass

Vanilla Coconut Jam Cake

Thank you to Sweet Laurel Bakery for this delicious recipe! "This cake is a bestseller at Sweet Laurel Bakery, and it is no wonder why. Laurel created this recipe for her friend Clara, while planning her tea party-themed bridal shower. Laurel set out to create a cake recipe that was perfect alongside a cup of tea, and could also act as a centerpiece on each table. Each round of vanilla cake is sliced into two thin and delicate layers, stuffed with fresh berry jam and coconut whipped cream." It is a perfect Galentine's day cake!
Page 168 of the Sweet Laurel Bakery Cookbook

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Cake

  • 1 C Coconut oil melted, plus more for greasing pans
  • 1 C Coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 C pure maple syrup
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 C Coconut Whipped Cream recipe below
  • 1 ½ C Berry Jam Filling using raspberries recipe below

Ingredients for Berry Jam Filling

  • 2 C fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Ingredients for Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 2 13.5 oz cans full-fat coconut milk refrigerated overnight
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Directions for Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Line three 6-inch cake pans or two 8-inch cake pans with parchment paper rounds then grease the sides of the pans with coconut oil
  • In a large bowl, whisk the coconut flour, baking soda and salt together. In a separate large bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla. A little at a time, add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring until a batter forms.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Invert the cakes onto racks and allow to cool completely
  • Slice each cake round in half horizontally with a long serrated knife. Place one layer on a plate and top with 1 tabelspoon of jam, then 2 tablespoons of coconut whipped cream, smoothing each evenly over the entire surface. Add another cake layer, and repeat. Continue until all layers have been used and top the final layer with the remaining jam and coconut whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Directions for Filling

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the berries, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Cook, stirring and mashing the berries, for 8-10 minutes, until the juices have been released and thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the jam to cool.
  • Transfer the jam to a glass jar. Refrigerate until ready to use, for up to 5 days.

Directions for Whipped Cream

  • Remove the solid coconut cream that has risen to the top of the can and spoon it into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat the coconut cream on high until it begins to thicken and peaks form. The remaining coconut water can be added, a teaspoon at a time, if the whipped cream is too thick. Otherwise, discard it.
  • Using a rubber spatula, slowly fold in the maple syrup and vanilla. Transfer the whipped cream to a metal or glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
Superdown Ivanna Strapless Mini Dress in Tie Dye from Revolve in Pink, Quartz Heart Pendant Necklace by Stella and Ruby
Superdown Ivanna Strapless Mini Dress in Tie Dye from Revolve in Pink, Quartz Heart Pendant Necklace by Stella and Ruby
Superdown Ivanna Strapless Mini Dress in Tie Dye from Revolve in Pink
Superdown Ivanna Strapless Mini Dress in Tie Dye from Revolve in Pink, Quartz Heart Pendant Necklace by Stella and Ruby

Outfit Details:

  • Dress: Superdown Ivanna Strapless Mini Dress in Tie Dye from Revolve in Pink (Click Here)
  • Shoes: Braided Lace-up Heeled Sandals from Express in Pecan Color (Click Here)
  • Necklace: Quartz Heart Pendant Necklace by Stella and Ruby from Nordstrom (Click Here)

Legally Blonde – Elle Woods Inspired

One of my favorite movies and musicals is Legally Blonde! This pink tweed jacket and skirt reminded me of Reese Witherspoon’s iconic character, Elle Woods, who wears pink! Legally Blonde 3 with Reese Witherspoon is in development with a script by Mindy Kaling.

Elle Woods Legally Blonde Inspired Look, Pink Tweed Jacket and Pink Tweed Mini Skirt from Endless Rose, Pink flowers, Galentine's Day Celebration
Elle Woods Legally Blonde Inspired Look, Pink Tweed Jacket and Pink Tweed Mini Skirt from Endless Rose, Pink flowers, Galentine's Day Celebration
Elle Woods Legally Blonde Inspired Look, Pink Tweed Jacket and Pink Tweed Mini Skirt from Endless Rose, Pink flowers, Galentine's Day Celebration
Elle Woods Legally Blonde Inspired Look, Pink Tweed Jacket and Pink Tweed Mini Skirt from Endless Rose, Pink flowers, Galentine's Day Celebration

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket: Endless Rose Tweed Cropped Blazer from Nordstrom (Click Here)
  • Skirt: Endless Rose Tweed Skirt from Express in pink (Click Here) 
  • Shoes: Braided Lace-up Heeled Sandals from Express in Pecan (Click Here)
  • Necklace: Tess Rose Gold Pendant Necklace In Dichroic Glass from Kendra Scott (Click Here)
    Similar – Elisa Rose Gold Pendant Necklace In Dichroic Glass from Kendra Scott (Click Here)
Spiritual Gangster High Neck Jacquard Bra and leggings in Tonal Hearts
Spiritual Gangster High Neck Jacquard Bra and leggings in Tonal Hearts
Spiritual Gangster Sherpa Stripe Bomber Jacket in Stone and matching heart and leggings
Spiritual Gangster High Neck Jacquard Bra and leggings in Tonal Hearts

Outfit Details:

  • Top: Spiritual Gangster High Neck Jacquard Bra in Tonal Hearts from Revolve.com (Click Here)
  • Leggings: Spiritual Gangster Love Sculpt Jacquard Legging in Tonal Hearts from Revolve.com (Click Here)
  • Jacket: Spiritual Gangster Sherpa Stripe Bomber Jacket in Stone from Revolve.com (Click Here)
  • Shoes: Michael Kors Women’s Georgie Trainer Sneakers  (Click Here)

Self-Care Ideas

Do a day of manicures or pedicures! Take a yoga class together or go on a hike! I love grabbing a tea at Alfred’s Tea Room in Los Angeles, CA! If you go on a Sunday there is a farmer’s market off Melrose Place.

Galentine’s Day is officially on Sunday – February 13, 2022! However, every day is a loving day and a chance to do something special or thoughtful! Live loved!

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