Monday, January 24, 2011

Cupcake Love

I made these babies just because.....
(The kids were very happy!!)

I just used a box mix for the cupcakes
And made buttercream icing with some cream cheese added....(yummo!!)

While the cupcakes cooled, I melted some red candy melts

I put the melted chocolate into a piping bag and used a #3 (Wilton) tip to draw some hearts on a sheet of wax paper (I did mine freehand but you can print or draw some hearts onto paper, then trace onto wax paper with the chocolate melts....)

The hearts needed time to harden so I painted Jake and Gabes face.....

Gabe wanted a spider

Jake wanted to look like Sonic......

When the cupcakes were cool and the hearts hardened, I made the icing.....
I tinted the icing pink and piped the icing onto the cupcakes

Then I peeled the hearts off of the wax paper and placed them onto the top of the cupcakes.
And Voila!  Pretty little cupcakes in no time!!

Gabe even got one with his name on it....

Hope this inspires you to spread some cupcake Love....

Icing Recipe
1 stick butter
1 pound confectionser sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter flavor
1 (8oz) block cream cheese
milk (added slowly to achieve desired consistency)

Mix it all together until creamy!

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  1. Love the pictures of the kiddos. That is such a super easy way to make cupcakes look incredible. I am going to have to get out my candy melts and pipe up some. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Thanks and glad you liked them!

  3. Those look awesome. I love the one with the name!!!

  4. so pretty! i love candy melts...and use them way too much! saw you on mouthwatering monday :)