Bake these Valentine’s Day Heart Cupcakes, if you’re into that mushy kind of stuff.

Some people become ooey gooey, head over heels, sappy, sloppy, and sentimental over Valentine’s Day.

I guess they never caught their husband and mother in a torrid, secret love affair that ended in chaos, misery, and suffering!

VALENTINE'S DAY HEART CUPCAKES

If this scenario has ever played out in your life, move immediately to The Maldives and find a 17-year-old native boy and fall madly in love. (AND take your baking skills with you.)

That’ll teach ’em!

VALENTINE'S DAY HEART CUPCAKES

I digress, look at how cute, DIY, adorable these Valentine’s Day cupcakes are!

The best homemade buttercream frosting recipe that your boy toy… I mean loving husband will ever eat.

Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

Silicone molds make it sooooo much easier to create the heart-shape cupcake. Have you ever tried to cut cupcakes into a heart???

Call it cheating…but as my family motto states, “If ya ain’t cheatin, ya’ ain’t tryin’.

Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

The cupcakes are red velvet and pink velvet. I used three different batters: Red velvet, plain white, and half red velvet and half white — creating the pink hue.

Your eyes doth not deceive you. The buttercream frosting is two-toned.

The heart shapes are made out of fondant, gum paste, and 10 years’ worth of sweat labor.

Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

VALENTINE’S DAY HEART CUPCAKES

Ingredients

    BATTER NUMBER 1:
  • Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Box of Hershey's Chocolate Pudding
  • 1/3 Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 H20
  • 8 Ounces of Plain Yogurt
  • 3 Eggs
    BATTER NUMBER 2:
  • Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Box of Hershey's Chocolate Pudding
  • 1/3 Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 H20
  • 8 Ounces of Plain Yogurt
  • 3 Eggs
    BATTER NUMBER 3:
  • Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Box of Vanilla Pudding
  • 1/3 Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 H20
  • 8 Ounces of Plain Yogurt
  • 3 Eggs
    FROSTING:
  • 5 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cube of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • FONDANT & GUMPASTE:
  • Fondarific fondant Wedding White Fondant & just regular ole' Gum Paste
  • Metal Cut-out Hearts
  • BIG piping bag
  • Wilton Tip #8B
  • Red food coloring
  • Gloves (food grade)
  • Heart-shaped cutouts (metal)
  • Rolling pin (small will work)
    FOOD COLORING:
  • Red

Instructions

    BATTER NUMBER 1:
  • Mix ingredients
  • Pour half way into silicon heart shapes
  • Bake at 325˚-- bake for 25 minutes -- check cupcakes -- do not over bake
    BATTER NUMBER 2:
  • Mix ingredients
    BATTER NUMBER 3:
  • Mix ingredients
  • Combine 1/2 of batter Number 1 and one half of batter Number 2
  • Mix
  • Pour half way into silicon heart shapes
  • Bake at 325˚ for 25 minutes -- check cupcakes -- do not over bake
  • Put these cupcakes into the freezer for added moisture.
    FROSTING:
  • Mix ingredients
  • Separate your icing into two different bowls.
  • Mix red food coloring to the desired color of frosting and lighten as you go.
  • Use a BIG BAG to put the two different colored frostings in
  • Take your long cake spatula and put the first color of frosting on the bottom all the way to the end
  • Clean off spatula and put the second color of frosting on top of the first color w/o blending the colors
  • Pipe
  • Put them in the freezer in an airtight container.
    FONDANT & GUM PASTE:
  • Mix 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gum paste
  • Add red food coloring to 1/3 of the fondant -- this is your medium pink
  • Add red food coloring to 1/3 of the fondant -- this is your lightest pink
  • Knead in the color to the fondant (with gloves!)
  • Roll out the fondant and cut out the hearts
  • Let dry for 24 hours on the counter.
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