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Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Buy chocolate onlineAs I’m sure you’ve noticed, I haven’t been blogging much lately. However, I found the most amazing Valentine’s Day cupcake decorating idea from Buttercream Blondie that I needed to share… Love Monsters!  How cute is that.  Best of all, these adorable little Valentine’s Day monsters are a great and nearly free way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and festive way.  All you have to do is start off with a cupcake.  You can use any of your personal favorite flavors or even buy a batch from the store.  The most important part is how we will decorate them.  

Because this is Valentine’s Day, let’s use a red, pink and white theme.  Start out with a batch of colored buttercream. Using a piping bag fitted with a #133 tip, squeeze some fuzzy “hair” all over the cupcakes. Now for the most important part, making the Love Monster’s eyes!  Its easier than you think.  Just take some fondant (available at cake decorating, hobby, or craft stores) and roll out a thin piece of fondant and cut out the eyes using a heart shaped cookie cutter.  Imagination is the limit when it comes to decorating the eyes. You can use edible glitter, sprinkles, cut out smaller bits of fondant to create googly eyes or even make eyelashes.  Just play around until you find the combinations you like the best.  Once the fondant is dry just insert some toothpicks into the bottom end so that the eyes stand up when inserted into the cupcake.

 What you'll need

  • Cupcakes
  • Buttercream
  • Pink and red food coloring
  • Pastry bag
  • Tip #133
  • Fondant for eyes
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Toothpicks
  • Assorted candy such as candy corn, heart shaped sprinkles, conversation hearts, & eye candy
  • Red & silver disco dust

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