Here are some very pretty Valentine cupcakes! I found the google image that was posted from All Recipes and just had to go see how to make these colorful cupcakes. They start off with a simple cake batter, which is then divided up and dyed for the separate layers.
I used my favorite Vanilla Cupcake and Buttercream recipe. You could also simply use a white or yellow cake mix and canned frosting. But if you have the time, I would recommend trying out my cupcake recipe...it's the bomb!!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners. Make the cupcake batter per instructions. Fill the cupcake liners 1/3 of the way full with plain white or vanilla batter. Place 1/3 of the remaining batter in a bowl and dye pink. Dye the remaining 2/3 batter with red dye. Place both the pink and red batter in separate piping bags fitted with a small round tip. Pipe about 2 Tablespoons of the red batter into the middle of each white cupcake. Pipe about 1 Tablespoon of pink batter into the middle of the red batter.
Note: I also piped a couple of cupcakes with pink on the outside circle, and red in the middle (pictured on the right cupcake above). They both turned out really cute!
TIP: You can pipe any colors to match a theme or holiday, i.e. red/blue for July 4th, red/green for Christmas, etc. and match the frosting and decorations.
For our Super Bowl party this weekend, I'm going to make some with black/gold for the Pittsburgh Steelers, AND some with green/yellow for the Green Bay Packers. That way, everybody can choose their team's cupcake to enjoy!
Bake per instructions of cupcake recipe. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare your frosting and dye pink or red. Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles, sanding sugar, candies, or jimmies. Enjoy!
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