Nothing says Valentine’s Day like the iconic pink or red heart. These Valentine cupcakes are shaped like hearts and covered in white, pink and red frosting. What could be better? These Valentine cupcakes are easy too. You don’t have to be a master baker to turn out something fun and festive.
I’ve raised four children over the past 20 years. Something I’ve learned from that experience is that you don’t have to go all out to impress them. Something simple is usually best, with just a little bit of window dressing.
In fact, just a little adjustment to a basic recipe and a few pretty sprinkles makes you a superstar mom. I remember seeing my kids’ faces light up whenever I added that simple little something to a treat.
Take these Valentine cupcakes as an example. I mean sure, cupcakes are the bomb anyway, but adding nonpareils, sprinkles and colorful sugar just makes their eyes light up!
A marble placed in the cupcake pan pushes the liner and batter just enough to make the top humps of a heart. Frost them and decorate with simple sprinkles and whoever you give them to will “ooh” and “ahhhh”.
It doesn’t have to be children either.
Adults love these fun Valentine cupcakes just as much as the kids.
I’ve provided you with my favorite white cake recipe below, but this can be done just as easily with a box mix.
Of course there are lots of other fun edible Valentine ideas out there. Here are just a handful that I’ve had saved. There’s also a link to my Pinterest board of Valentine ideas. Enjoy!
Valentine Cupcakes and Other Edible Ideas
Valentine Rose Cupcakes from TidyMom
Sweetheart Shortbread from Diamonds for Dessert
Pink Heart Krispie Treats from Life of a Foodie
Valentine Play Dough Cookie Pops from Amanda’s Cookin’
More Valentine Fun on my Valentine Pinterest board
More Valentine crafts and recipes on Fun Family Crafts