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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Rhondi - these are the cutest cupcakes. I know kids would just go crazy over them!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment on my house! I honestly dont want to move. But mu husband it itching to build a new home. If we stay here, I just need to remodel my kitchen so it is bigger...Mamma wants a 60" range!!!ReplyDelete
These cupcakes are so beautiful. great job decorating them!ReplyDelete
What lovely cupcakes! And what a fantastic idea for Valentine's Day!!ReplyDelete
I love the colorful insides of these cupcakes. My girls would go crazy over them!ReplyDelete
These cupcakes are wonderful! I love all of the colors in the batter- pink is my favorite. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful looking cupcakes! Love the lovely patterns in the cakes. Nice job!ReplyDelete
These are so pretty! I need to try this recipe for Valentine's Day.ReplyDelete
Your Valentine Sweetheart Cupcakes are just precious. They look so delicious and so much like Valentine. Thank you so much for sharing them with us here at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!
Those are so pretty, almost too pretty to eat! I said ALMOST lol! I have been following for a short time now and love your recipes :)ReplyDelete
Oh my...these are so pretty, both inside and out! I want some for valentine's day...or any day! :)ReplyDelete
These are so cute!ReplyDelete
They look great! Enjoy your Super Bowl Party:@)ReplyDelete
Your cupcakes are so cute, I love the colors!ReplyDelete
These look great! I like the idea for the super bowl as well!ReplyDelete
Your cupcakes are gorgeous! I love this color combo, but it's great that they're so versatile. What a fun idea you have for the Super Bowl!ReplyDelete
Oh your cupcakes are so cute and pretty! Wish I had them for my Valentine's Day dessert table (http://www.highlowfooddrink.com/2011/01/easy-entertaining-valentines-day.html) So glad I stopped by your site through the Sweets for a Saturday party!ReplyDelete
So cute!! I love anything pink!ReplyDelete
Those are so adorable. Very creative :P. I love valentine days, a great excuse to bake a lot with the colors of red and pink lol :).ReplyDelete
I see your part of sweets for a saturday, so am I :). I saw your cupcakes there :P. Isn't it an awesome idea. Great to get those great foodie blogs into the light :D
wow! love these cupcakes! I'm going to try these out : )ReplyDelete
These almost look too pretty to eat. :)ReplyDelete
I think I know what I'm taking to the valentine party...these extra cute cupcakes!ReplyDelete
So 'sweet'! Thanks for the inspiration :DReplyDelete
These are awesome!!ReplyDelete
Those layers of color throughout your cupcake are so pretty. Biting into this and getting to the middle would make anyone smile.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cupcakes! Thanks so much for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday! Sorry I'm late visiting, I was out of town at Blissdom!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful! Just stopping to say thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday last week. Sorry that I'm a bit late.ReplyDelete
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These cupcakes looks great for my daughter's birthday party next week. She will surely love your cupcakes. Thanks for giving me the idea.ReplyDelete
I love your cute cupcakes. This is really gorgeous for a baby girl's birthday party. Thanks for sharing the recipe and giving me an idea.ReplyDelete