Cupid’s Bow Cupcakes


White cake mix pink gel food coloring unsalted butter confectioners’ sugar milk small pretzel sticks pink candy melts red rolling fondant

STEP 1:   Mix cake batter according to box’s directions.

STEP 2: Add gel food coloring and mix until batter is completely tinted.

STEP 3: Scoop into a muffin tin, lined with paper liners.

STEP 4: Bake according to the package’s directions. Allow to cool before frosting. 

STEP 5: In a large bowl, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer.

STEP 6: Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop into a piping bag with Wilton tip #21 attached.

STEP 7: Frost each cupcake.

STEP 8: Roll out the fondant. To create a heart, press the bottom two fondant spheres together, pointing it at the end.

STEP 9: In a small bowl, microwave pink candy melts in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.

STEP 10: Pour melted candy into a piping bag and cut out a small tip at the end. Frost out 2 V-shapes on each pretzel stick. Allow to set.

STEP 11:  Insert one pretzel stick into each cupcake, followed by the fondant heart.

STEP 12:  Serve and enjoy!