Valentine’s Day Heart Cupcakes

 
Balancing Bites - Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes
 
I love looking at elaborate and beautiful cake and cupcake designs. I consider it art. They’re even fun to make, at least until the stress hits you. Because honestly, it takes a lot of time and attention to detail to turn out those cakes.

Now that my kids are older, I realized I don’t have time to make intricate cakes and cupcakes. I prefer to go the quick and easy route, and try to complete my baking and decorating within an hour and a half. I like to save the detailed cakes for special occasions, such as my kids birthday. 

Today’s cupcake tutorial is just that, quick and easy.
 
Balancing Bites - Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

I used an offset spatula to frost the cooled cupcakes. If you don’t have one, use whatever you have like a butter knife. The frosting doesn’t need to be perfect. 

Balancing Bites - Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

I took a piece of paper, folded it in half, and cut a small heart along the fold. Then I placed the paper lightly on top of the cupcake with the heart in the center of the cupcake.

Balancing Bites - Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

I sprinkled sanding sugar on the exposed frosting, and then carefully removed the paper.

Balancing Bites - Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

I repeated the steps for the remaining cupcakes. I love how simple it was to decorate these cupcakes. This is also a cute design for a cake. 

Balancing Bites - Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

The cupcakes and frosting I used are both gluten free and low carb. And the best part, they actually taste good. Of course, the sanding sugar is not low sugar. I didn’t mind that small amount of sugar.

It has taken me almost two months to come up with a recipe that didn’t result in a dry and bland cake. I will share the recipe and another cake design soon.

If you’re looking for other Valentine’s Day cake ideas, here are links to my Valentine’s Day Kit Kat Cake, my Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cake, and my Pink Ombre Petal Effect Cake. All three cakes are quick and easy to decorate.

Happy Valentine’s Day







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