Archive for February, 2009

Chocolate XO Valentine cupcakes

Thursday, February 5th, 2009
XO chocolate cupcake

XO chocolate cupcake

Consider “going chocolate” with your Valentine’s Day cupcakes. Add a sweet message, too!

What You Need: Chocolate icing; assorted Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles; pastry bag with No. 3 metal tip (or use chocolate icing in bag or tube).

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Add sprinkles. Pipe X and O (or message of your choice) on top of cupcake–right on top of the sprinkles.

Valentine bear cupcakes

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Valentine bear cupcake

Valentine bear cupcake

Make these cute pink bear cupcakes for a Valentine’s Day party at your kid’s school, or for your sweetheart.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; frosting tinted pink (or just use Pillsbury’s Valentine frosting like I did); chocolate frosting (or black writing icing in a tube); 2 heart-shaped cinnamon candies; pastry bag and coupler; No. 12 metal tip; No. 5 metal tip; No. 1 metal tip. (No. 1 is for the eyes, nose and mouth.)

How to Make It: Frost cupcake white. Fit pastry bag with coupler and No. 12 metal tip and fill partway with pink icing. Squeeze in one spot near center of cupcake (don’t pull up) for bear head. Switch to No. 5 tip. Squeeze to create bear’s muzzle and ears. Use pastry bag and No. 1 tip to add features using chocolate icing. Add 2 heart-shaped red hots, points touching, for bow. For a girl bear, add a bow to her “hair.”