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Valentines Cupcakes with M&M's and Pink Candy Corn

Updated on February 4, 2015

Cupcake Ideas and Patterns using Valentine M&M's and Valentines Candy Corn

Since grabbing a bag of Valentine M&M's and also Valentine Candy Corn, we couldn't help but dive into them and start making all sorts of Valentine cupcake designs. Here's some ideas and patterns we've come up with and wanted to share. The red, pink(s) and white colors are a wonderful mix of holiday M&M's and the candy corns (also called cupid corn - isn't that a perfect name?) also come in pink, red and white Valentines colors.

Shown here is a new design of layered hearts (on a heart shaped cupcake no less) and there's several others to check out listed below.

I think it's the memories from grade school and childhood that make Valentines cupcakes, treats and crafts so fun to make.

Cute Cupcakes Made with Valentine Candy

Red, Pink and White Candy Corn! Too Cool!

Gourmet Red Pink and White Love Candy Corn 1 Pound Benevelo Bag
Gourmet Red Pink and White Love Candy Corn 1 Pound Benevelo Bag

These can be hard to find! They are perfect color, shape and texture for all sorts of Valentine's Treats. Order them NOW for V-day and give yourself plenty of time to experiment and create!

 

Use Both Candies Together for Very Colorful Valentine's Cupcakes - These are my Favorites

Pink Red and White Candy Corn on Cupcakes
Pink Red and White Candy Corn on Cupcakes

For the middle cupcake I used pink icing because I wanted to use a white M&M in the middle and needed the contrast. The cake recipe I used on these particular cupcakes is chocolate pound cake. I mixed up half a batch of batter, reduced the temperature to 300 degrees and cooked them for about 35 minutes. One thing I really liked about using that recipe was that the cupcakes didn't mound up very much on top. And the flavor - OMG - I shouldn't have made them while hubby is trying to diet!

The Standard M&M Flower - Perfect for Kids to Make Valentine's Cupcakes - Lots of color combinations

Red Pink and White M&M Flowers for Valentine's Day
Red Pink and White M&M Flowers for Valentine's Day

We still love making the tried and true M&M flower which is one M&M in the middle and six around. The Valentine M&M bag has a great mix of colors and I think these flowers look quite artsy. Leveling the tops of the Cupcakes may be needed: Depending on the cupcakes and the room temperature, you may have to level the tops of the cupcakes so the M&M's stay put! If the cupcakes have a mounded top and it's warm inside, the M&M's may slide around some. *If you use cupcake liners, this may not be necessary as the liners provide support for the icing.

More Flower Designs with M&Ms for Your Cupcakes - Turn some of the MM's on end for these flower patterns

M&M Valentine Flower Patterns on Cupcakes
M&M Valentine Flower Patterns on Cupcakes

We had an idea to turn the M&M's to stand up like this. I think I could have even tightened up the design and added one more row going outward toward the edge. Note: Nope, I tried it and it was just too many pieces and too much going on. I like this way much better. This pattern reminds me of eyelet (fabric). Cute and easy to make Valentine's Cupcakes.

Cute Cupcake Liners - I prefer using liners even when I don't have to! Easy clean up and they add color

Always check the size of the liners since 2 sizes are available. There's the standard size and also a mini size for mini cupcakes.

Round Cupcake with Heart Shaped Decoration - Here's one more with the Cupid Corn

Candy Cupid Corn Heart Design
Candy Cupid Corn Heart Design

This cupcake is a regular round cupcake with heart shaped icing on top. I've also added 2 cupid corns for decoration.

Simple Stripe Designs - Easy and Perfect for Kids to Create - Colorful

Striped Design with M and M's on Valentine's Cupcakes
Striped Design with M and M's on Valentine's Cupcakes

With four colors in the bags, all sorts of combinations can be made.

Heart Shaped Valentines Cupcakes
Heart Shaped Valentines Cupcakes

Layered M&M Heart Design for Valentine Cupcakes

On Heart Shaped Cupcakes!


This is our favorite design so far. I used heart shaped cupcakes (more on that when you scroll down) and layered the M and M's in a heart pattern.

To make this design, I added the row of three M&M's first (widest part) because I wanted to be sure to stay centered. Then I tucked in the 2 M&Ms at the top keeping them layered. Then finished up with 2 and then 1. I like it!

Heart Shaped Cupcakes
Heart Shaped Cupcakes

My new Heart Shaped Cupcake Molds

Made from Silicone

Yes, I like them and will use them again. I made some cupcakes with paper liners (see some really nice options below) and some without. To my surprise I like the results with the liners better than without! I know the big selling point for silicone is that it's easy release...and it was. BUT, the shape seems more striking with the liner on the cupcake.

And just a note: I used regular round liners. My liners took on the shape of the heart as the cupcakes baked. How cute for Valentine's Day!

Here are some options for heart shaped cupcake pans.

Very Simple Designs Make for Some of the Best - I like the soft look of the pinks and white in these

Pind and White MMs for Valentines
Pind and White MMs for Valentines

My daughter keeps telling me how much she likes these. She says the one on the right is unusual and unique. I think so too.

Cute X's and O's Design for Valentine's Day - Hugs and Kisses

X's and O's for a Cute Design
X's and O's for a Cute Design

Next time I'm going to try to fit 5 M&M's on the "X" cupcake so I have a middle piece. It turned out OK, but kind of hard to keep it even the way I did it here.

Pink, White and Red Themed Cupcakes
Pink, White and Red Themed Cupcakes
Ideas for Cupcakes
Ideas for Cupcakes

Do you like the Valentines M&M's on Cupcakes?

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      You've done a brilliantly artistic presentation, my dear -- of course, I would expect no less from you. ;) Now that the divorce is final, Valentine's Day will adopt NEW meaning for me -- you see it was our anniversary and this would have been the 8th year ... but we stopped celebrating it on the 7th!

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      lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

      Lots of great ideas here. I "liked" the lens. Thanks for your honest review of the heart silicone molds.

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      These cupcakes look scrumptious!! Blessed by a Squid Angel

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Absolutely adorable - you have done such a beautiful job presenting this lens! Yum too, I wanted to lick the screen on each and every cupcake featured here!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      @clouda9 lm: PS My Angel Blessing today is SWAH :)

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      Your valentine cupcakes are so pretty!

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      cupcakeideas2011 5 years ago

      M&M's really works well as toppings or sprinkles for cupcakes. It makes the cupcakes more inviting and tasty too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It's so pretty cake.

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      I've never tried candy corn or M&M's on cupcakes but I think the latter would work better since it's easier to chew through than candy corn.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Love them, very pretty designs!

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      DesignedbyLisa LM 5 years ago

      Great job! These designs look so pretty.

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Its cool to see a recipe that includes candy corn that isn't just something that you stuff yourself with on Halloween.

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Its cool to see a recipe that includes candy corn that isn't just something that you stuff yourself with on Halloween.

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Cute and yummy! But I am not into baking, so I will eat them, but I will not make them.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      super cute!

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      nophie lm 5 years ago

      very inspiring

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Great lens! Loved it.

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      I would like to give it a try.

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      Emmeke 5 years ago

      Love your lens! Great ideas, something I`m gonna try out myself. I love baking so much...

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      These look delicious and I never knew there was valentine candy corn. I'll have to try these.

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      thomanna 5 years ago

      I'm with lilymom24. I never knew about valentine candy corn. My wife is always looking for new cupcake ideas. She loved this. Great lense!

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

      These cupcakes are beautiful! Love the pink candy corn!!

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      MaartjeJepsen 5 years ago

      These are adorable!

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      with or without cupcakes rock!

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      audreannaga 5 years ago

      love them!

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      Frugal Bride 5 years ago

      So cute! I didn't know that they had different colored candy corn!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      These are beautiful! Iâm just stopping by to say Hello. Congratulations on making âPopular Pages â featured Lensesâ. SuperCool !

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Yummy, m&m's on cupcakes, perfect combo! Love this lens =)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      They look delicious! Nice lens.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Awww, they are really sweet! I love the different designs. Maybe red hots would have been a good addition?

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      noner 5 years ago

      I think the candy corn flowers were cutest!

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      knitter82 5 years ago

      Never had one, but I'm sure it would be great as I LOVE m&ms! very cute designs and nice pictures.

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      Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

      So cute. Your pictures are great. *~blessed~*

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      Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

      So cute. Your pictures are great. *~blessed~*

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      nursecraft 5 years ago

      All I can say is yummmm!

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      MoneySavingEnth 5 years ago

      Yes! File under "Things that make you go yum"! Looks great. Hopn' you check out my lens.

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      vividviolet 5 years ago

      those look good

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      Carola 2 years ago

      These look so good!! Just in time for Valentine's Day.

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      Celebrates 2 years ago

      These look very tasty. I have been avoiding making or eating treats for Valentine's Day, but after seeing these cupcakes, I am going to have to have some.

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