Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Cupcakes
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.
Ok, maybe my heart shaped cupcakes have never looked like yours but that doesn't mean mine were appreciated!
I like that you can make a dozen mini heart shaped cupcakes with this one pan.
Silicone is a very cool material in which to make your Valentine cupcakes.
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
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.