Valentine’s Day – Heart Cupcakes

So, can you believe it’s February already? I know I can’t.  When I think of February, I think of Valentine’s Day and all the LOVEly stuff that comes with it (see what I did there? It’s a play on words… lovely).  Yesterday I found myself daydreaming about what to bake for my husband for Valentine’s Day, so I figured why not try some stuff out.  I saw some really cute cupcakes on Pinterest from glorioustreats.com and thought I would try out something similar.

For these cupcakes I just used a Duncan Hines, French Vanilla cake mix.  Some people are like “ew” to a cake mix, but I like them.  They are so handy and quick to whip up, plus they taste good.  So I guess the first step to making these cupcakes is to follow the directions on the box of cake mix.  I used some cute Valentine’s Day cupcake liners to be more festive.

After the cupcakes are baked, the next step is to cut the top off.  Don’t discard the top piece you just cut off.  You’ll need that in the next step.  It will look something like this:

Next, add a dollop of icing to the cupcake.  Any icing will do, I had some leftover strawberry buttercream from another project, so I just used that.  With the top piece, cut out a heart using a small heart cookie cutter.  Using a knife to cut the heart would work as well.

Then some crazy stuff happens.  You put the top piece back on the cupcake.  Blows your mind doen’t it?  Follow those steps on each cupcake and you’re done!

They turned out pretty cute.  This is a very easy way to make a cupcake look extra fancy.

Enjoy!

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