Love Banner Cupcakes
Get your Valentine's Day message across loud and clear. Print love notes or Valentine greetings on decorative paper and cut into narrow strips. Wrap each strip around a toothpick and glue a tiny wood bead to the tip. Adorn your favorite frosted cupcakes with heartfelt messages.
Layers of Love Cupcake
Stack the cupcakes in your favor. Sweet filling unites the moist cake layers for a perfect marriage. Simply slice the cupcakes horizontally into thirds and slather your favorite filling between layers. We used creamy vanilla pudding, but fruit jam also works. If vanilla cake is your choice, try a chocolate pudding filling or use lemon curd. Swirl the top with your favorite frosting.
Gathered Hearts Cupcake
Get to the heart of the season. Pink-frosted cupcakes topped with fondant hearts overflow with Valentine wishes. To decorate the cupcakes, tint a portion of fondant pink. Roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut hearts from fondant using tiny heart-shape
cookie cutters. Repeat with white fondant. Arrange hearts in assorted sizes and colors on frosted cupcakes.
Video: How to Make Homemade Fondant
It's easy to make fondant. Plus, this version tastes great. Watch our video and you'll be ready to mold this sweet topper into pretty shapes.
Black & White Valentines
Show your love in black and white. Simply bake up a batch of your favorite brownies and cut out with a heart-shape
cookie cutter. Drizzle a little white icing for pretty contrast. The marbled icing on the cupcakes hints at a flavor secret: Each cupcake is half chocolate and half vanilla.
Fudge Brownie Surprise Cupcakes
Every Valentine deserves a sweet surprise. Inside, these cupcakes hide a special candy treat. Vanilla frosting or whipped cream and a cherry create a just-right topper.
Whoo Loves You Cupcake
Wise owls know exactly who loves them, and with these cute toppers, so will everyone on your Valentine's Day list. Use our free pattern to assemble the owls using cardstock, googly eyes, and scrapbooking embellishments.
Whisper sweet nothings to the ones you love. Swirl your favorite cupcakes with creamy frosting and adorn them with a scattering of message-bearing, heart-shape candies.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Wear your heart on a decadent dessert. Red Velvet Cupcakes sport the
color of the season. With a heart-shape cookie and a little powdered sugar, they're dressed for a party -- whether it's for two or more.
Video: How to Make Red Velvet Cake
For a really red result, watch our tips for making red velvet cake.
Rose Bouquet Cupcakes
When nothing but roses will do for your true love, create a cupcake bouquet. The pretty red petals are so easy to make, you'll have a dozen in no time. The secret ingredient: fruit leather dusted with sugar!
Love Letters Cupcakes
Spell out your desires. Romantic, charming, or passionate, your message is oh-so-easily delivered. Glaze alphabet
cookies with thin icing, then sprinkle them with colored sugar. Perch the sugared letters atop frosted cupcakes and arrange the cupcakes to send the perfect message.
Chocolate-Filled Red Velvet Cupcakes
Let your love pour out of this truffle-filled cupcake. Elevate luscious red velvet cake with a fudgy filling that will make your heart melt. A topping of raspberry preserves bathes the cupcakes with the perfect accent.
Dots & Swirls Cupcakes
Tiers of pretty cupcakes shower your loved ones with darling Valentine charm. Pink and white frosting piped in swirls, dots, and stars transforms these tasty gems. A small round tip dabs on the polka-dots. An open star tip makes stars in a wink. A flat basket-weave tip layers on textured stripes and basket-weave patterns. Add edible flowers and citrus curls for a Valentine surprise that will bring tears of joy.
German Chocolate Cupcakes
As if chocolate weren't enough, this Valentine's Day cupcake stacks the
deck. A layer of chocolate-pecan ice cream drips with caramel ice cream topping. Toss on toasted coconut and more pecans for a truly decadent topping. It's the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet tooth.
Cherry Baby Cakes
These cupcakes may be bite-size, but the cherry on top makes them live large. Mini vanilla cakes filled with cherry marmalade send a loving message no one can miss.
Love Note Cupcakes
Cupcakes can speak volumes. Start with frosted cupcakes in vanilla, chocolate, or your Valentine's favorite flavor. With a piping tip, write a word of love on top of each cupcake in a contrasting
color. Keep it simple with "Be Mine," or make it a sonnet if you're inspired.
Kindle the admiration of those you love. Sparks will fly when friends and family bite into vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry -- all in a single cupcake! Even better, the easy pink-and-white frosting starts with ice cream.
Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberries speak of romance, but kids love them, too. "Finger hats" elicit giggles before kids pop them into their mouths. A hint of raspberry flavor in the cupcake batter nods to the romance, and cream cheese frosting topped with a fresh berry embraces the fun in rich red velvet taste.
Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes
Tempt your Valentine with a cupcake that looks sweet but harbors a secret. This cupcake entices with a hint of almond and a cherry buried amid the cakey goodness.
These sweet Valentine's Day gifts are only finished when you put the bow on top. Vanilla candy coating and dark chocolate are the foundations of these easy-to-shape bows. Sophisticated and sweet, the dark and light contrast creates a package you'll be pleased to share with those you love.
Spiked Raspberry-Lemonade Cupcakes
Drink in the tangy goodness of lemon and raspberries. A drizzle of raspberry liqueur spikes the batter for even more punch. If you prefer, a variation skips the alcohol but none of the flavor.
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