Speaking of coffee, I decided to get creative today & create an easy DIY heart stencil for your next cup of cappuccino. This is a creative way to bring a SMILE to anyone's face this Holiday! It's like 1-2-3 .......that easy, so here we go!
Step 1: Fold a piece of paper in half, then using a scissor, cut a heart shape on the folded end like I did above. You are going to use the cut out - not the heart. So don't worry too much about the heart shape at this point, just throw that part away. The cut-out you can be perfected by using your scissor & making it more shapely if you wish. Make it pretty because... that will end up being your stencil.
Step 2: So, here it is below, my heart stencil! It's exactly the shape I want it - so now we can bring on the coffee & the cocoa powder. I'm using Nespresso coffee for this project along with Scharffenberger sweetened cocoa powder. You can use un-sweetned too, doesn't matter.
Step 3: I then take my heart stencil & place it over the cup of foamy cappuccino & while holding it with one hand, I sprinkle the cocoa powder all over it, making it nice & dark! Best to use a shaker tin so the powder comes out slowly & even.
Remove the stencil carefully & ta da!!! There you have it - a beautiful heart cappuccino!! Neat huh?
P.S. Don't forget to enter our Nespresso machine giveaway here.
-images by jen ramos