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Feb142012

Valentines Day Mini Heart Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day! Last night I made these mini cupcakes to give to Frank today for Valentine's Day. Since it was a week night I wanted to do something simple but festive so I made little candy hearts to top the cupcakes for decoration.

While my cupcakes were baking I melted some red candy melts in a squeeze bottle on low heat in the microwave. I laid out a sheet of wax paper on my work surface and drew hearts on it with using the melted candy. If you have to use too much pressure to get the candy to come out of the bottle, just pop it back into the microwave for a few more seconds. Conversely, if it is coming out too easily and making a mess, a little time in the refrigerator will get the candy to the right consistency.

When I am making candy designs like this I like to make extras in case I don't like how some turn out or some break. Any that you don't use you can melt down to use again or you can just eat them like me. Also, I did mine free hand but if you want a little more consistency or have a more elaborate design, draw or print out your design on paper. You can then place the paper under the wax paper and just trace your design. 

The hearts will firm up pretty quickly, but if you want to speed up the process placing them in the refrigerator will do the trick. Once the hearts are completely cooled you can just peel them off the wax paper.

To decorate my cupcakes I iced the top with buttercream icing using a #18 star decorating tip and then placed one of the candy hearts on top. I think they look cute and I hope that Frank likes them.

Is anyone else making some sweets for their sweet? What kind of homemade treats do you like best?

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I made homemade sugar cookies (grandma's recipe) with red, pink, purple and white frosting piped on in different designes and sayings. I drove around my county passing them out to my family (8 different houses) and then I saved some for my fiance and I. I also made chocolate covered strawberries for my co-workers. I'm going to post some pictures on my blog soon. :)

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

How sweet, Jen! Your family must have loved the cookies! I'll have to check out the pictures when you post them. :)

February 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

How sweet, Jen! Your family must have loved the cookies! I'll have to check out the pictures when you post them. :)

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