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Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Updated on July 28, 2014

Heart Shaped Cupcakes - the perfect romantic gesture for Valentine's Day

What could be better for Valentine's Day than heart shaped cupcakes?. Well, ok, I can think of one thing that could be better but this article is G-rated. Therefore, heart shaped cupcakes it will be!

I'm a lover of desserts, as can be evidenced by my Dessert Shooter articles. So, making heart shaped cupcakes for Valentine's day just seems like it's the right thing to do for Valentine's day.

There are many items available on the market to help you create your own heart shaped desserts. And, make sure that you take your Valentine's preference in mind when you create the flavors of your cupcakes.

Heart shaped cupcake molds

I like the idea of heart shaped cupcakes instead of full-sized cakes as you and your Valentine can have more than one! The below are all very cool items to help you make heart shaped cupcakes.

Tovolo Cupcake Molds, Heart - Set of 8
Tovolo Cupcake Molds, Heart - Set of 8

Ok, maybe my heart shaped cupcakes have never looked like yours but that doesn't mean mine were appreciated!

 
Wilton Petite Silicone 12 Cavity Heart Pan
Wilton Petite Silicone 12 Cavity Heart Pan

I like that you can make a dozen mini heart shaped cupcakes with this one pan.

 
Silicone Heart-Shaped Cupcake Mold
Silicone Heart-Shaped Cupcake Mold

Silicone is a very cool material in which to make your Valentine cupcakes.

 
Sunbeam FPSBCML900 Cupcake Maker, Pink
Sunbeam FPSBCML900 Cupcake Maker, Pink

I'll admit it; I didn't even know there was a cupcake maker...

 
Wilton 6-Cavity Nonstick Heart Mini Cake Pan
Wilton 6-Cavity Nonstick Heart Mini Cake Pan

These are a bit larger than a standard cupcake which delights (and dismays) me.

 

You'll want heart shaped cupcake liners for easy clean up

These are just adorable and, in a pinch, I've made heart shaped cupcakes by putting 2 or 3 of these cupcake liners together, filling them, and just putting them on a regular cookie sheet.

Ways to "cheat" when making Valentine's Day cupcakes

If you're not a good baker, why not take the easy way out? Go to the grocery store and get some vanilla frosted cupcakes in the bakery section. Add any of the following to the top to "customize" them:

1. Red sprinkles. Make a heart template and place in the middle of the cupcake. Sprinkle the red sugar around it so you'll have a white heart in the middle!

2. Red hot cinnamon candies - place these on the top of your cupcake in the shape of a heart.

3. His or her name in red icing surrounded by small red icing hearts

4. Top the cupcakes with conversation hearts

5. Buy Ghiradelli heart shaped dark chocolates - they're delicious.

Set your Valentine's Day cupcakes out on a pretty red and white platter and you're good to go.

My Valentine tells me he loves me every single day

My Valentine tells me he loves me every single day
My Valentine tells me he loves me every single day

You might want to share your Valentine's Day desserts - ...or maybe not

Here's a few great ways to share your heart shaped cupcakes - use cupcake favor boxes! They're cute and just the right size.

Decorate your Valentine's dessert with heart shaped garnishes

Some people (no necessarily me) think that the garnish makes the dessert. Eh, whatever! Here's some of the old fashioned conversation hearts that would be adorable on your Valentine's Day desserts.

Other garnishes for your Valentine's Day cupcakes

Sprinkle any or all of these candy hearts on top of your Valentine's Day cupcakes for the prettiest presentation.

I know that Valentine's Day is mostly a commercial holiday which is why I like to cook John a great dinner or just spend some time with him. I really see no reason to shower, or be showered, with Valentine Day presents. After all, every day is Valentine's Day over here - John makes me feel that way.

How about you? Please leave me comments. I love to know you stopped by.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      I love cake.... and the shape makes them extra special

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      Pam Irie 4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Heart shaped cupcakes for Valentines Day! Looks like a winner to me. :)

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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      themeaparty 5 years ago

      I love the dessert shooters! I'll have one of those with my cupcake!

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      flipflopju 5 years ago

      Very little could be better than heart-shaped cupcakes. You've got that right!

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      flipflopju 5 years ago

      Very little could be better than heart-shaped cupcakes. You've got that right!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Lovely heart-shaped Valentine cupcakes! A couple of cinnamon hearts on top would be tasty!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      How very cute! I love 'em! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Now this is one cupcake I'd like to receive! Happy Valentine's Day!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Yummy, nice lens! =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loved the finger writing on the car, that is special indeed.

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      TheHealthCabin 5 years ago

      Great lens, Thank you.

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      cupcakeideas2011 5 years ago

      These cupcakes can make everyone fall in love with its design and looks tasty too.

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      Shorebirdie 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Looks yummy! I made a heart-shaped cake for Valentine's day once when I was a little girl. It was strawberry with strawberry icing.