Cupid Cupcakes

Cupid Cupcakes

Cookie cutters, baking pans or cookie pans all make perfect molds for plaques. These cupcakes are the perfect Valentine treat, bridal shower or engagement dessert or... use your imagination for the occasion!

Step 1

Step 1: Make Molded Plaques

Lightly grease cookie pan cavities with vegetable shortening. Knead pink or red fondant until soft and smooth; press into prepared pan cavities. Let set a few minutes; remove to cornstarch-dusted cake board and let dry. If desired, attach lollipop stick to back with melted candy.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Cut-Out Plaques

Roll out pink and red fondant to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut desired hearts using Cut-Outs and Cutters. For multi-layered plaques, attach cut-outs to each other using damp brush. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board.

Step 3

Step 3: Bake the Cupcakes

Line muffin pan with baking cups. Fill 1/2 to 2/3 full with your favorite cupcake recipe or batter from a mix. Bake following recipe instructions. Cool completely.

Step 4

Step 4: Decorate the Cupcakes

Spatula ice the tops of the cooled cupcakes with rose tinted buttercream icing. Or, make a 1M swirl of buttercream icing on top of cupcake. Insert fondant plaque into icing.

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