Valentine's Day Cupcakes

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Valentine's Day cupcakes are one of the best gifts you can give, whether you buy them or make them yourself.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday celebration to make some beautiful and romantic cupcakes. Whether they're for your special someone, or you're making them with the kids, these Valentines day cupcakes will be one of the best things they get!


Valentine's Day Fondant Cake Toppers

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Edible Fondant Creations: Valentine's Day Cake Toppers

Red Velvet Cupcakes Tutorial

red velvet cupcake

Of course, red velvet cupcakes are by far the most popular cupcake for Valentine's Day. They're a delicious, rich chocolate base cupcake with a deep red color and a fluffy white cream cheese icing on top. What more could you ask for!

I've put together a complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions on these delicius red velvet cupcakes. Recipe

2 ½ cups of flower, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of softened butter, 2 cups of sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup of sour cream, ½ cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and red food coloring.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food coloring, and vanilla. I would only add a few drops of red food coloring, just enough to get a nice red color in the batter. Then gradually mix in the flower until just blended, don’t over mix.

Spoon batter into muffin paper-lined muffin cups about ¾ full. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe: 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, ¼ softened butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 16 oz of confectioners’ sugar (icing sugar).

Directions: Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Spread over top of cooled cupcakes and serve! I like to garnish mine with shaved chocolate.

Black Forest Cupcakes Tutorial

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Wait until you see how easy it is to make these delicious black forest cupcakes! If you love the cake, you'll love it in cupcake form too. They're perfect for Valentine's Day, or for any special occasion...

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1 pkg of chocolate cake mix

1 pkg. (8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

1 egg

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 can (20 oz.) cherry pie filling, divided

1-1/2 cups thawed cool whip.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix as directed on package and set aside. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until well blended and smooth.

Remove about 3/4 cup of the pie filling to garnish the top of the cupcakes and set aside. Spoon 2 Tbsp. of the cake batter into each of 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Top each with 1 Tbsp. each of the cream cheese mixture and remaining pie filling. Cover evenly with remaining cake batter.

Bake cupcakes for 20 to 25 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Carefully remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely. Top cupcakes with whipped topping and remaining pie filling before serving and enjoy!

blackforestcupcake

XOXO Cupcakes

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Sometimes less is better and these xoxo cupcakes are just perfect for that! All you need to do is frost your cupcakes in either white or pink icing and place cinnamon hearts in "XO" shapes for each one. How cute and simple!

How To Make A Beautiful Rose Cupcake

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If you're looking to make something elegant beautiful this Valentines Day then look no further. This rose cupcake is simple to make, and is stunning in either red, pink or white. Also try adding a few more colors into the mix for something fun.

Here is a really great and easy tutorial for you to follow...

Beautiful Rose Cupcake Tutorial

Cupcake Bouquets

Cupcake bouquets are becoming more and more popular, especially for birthdays and weddings, and now for Valentines day!

Have you ever seen a picture of a cupcake bouquets and wished you knew how to make one, well now you will!

Here is a great tutorial with photos showing each step of the way.

You will need:

Cardboard sheet

Cake dowels

hot glue gun

Scissors

6 frosted cupcakes



Cupcake Bouquet Tutorial

Here are some of my favorite cupcake bouquets for a little inspiration...

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photo by fjbakeshop.webs.com

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