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Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes

  • Author: Trish Corlew
  • Yield: 12 Decorated Cupcakes 1x

Description

Looking for a fun treat to make for Valentine’s Day? We know you’ll fall in love with these delicious Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes! Use your favorite cupcake recipe for the basic cakes and follow our instructions to transform them into a Cupid-themed delights!


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Ingredients

White cake mix + ingredients to make them**

¼ tsp pink gel food coloring

**Most cake mixes yield a total of 24 cupcakes. For this recipe, half the recipe/ingredients to bake 12 cupcakes

For the buttercream:

½ cup softened unsalted butter

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 tbsp milk

For the decorations:

12 small pretzel sticks

½ cup pink candy melts

45 oz. red rolling fondant

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, about 20 minutes.

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

Serve and enjoy!


Instructions

Mix cake batter according to box’s directions. Add gel food coloring and mix until batter is completely tinted.

Scoop into a muffin tin, lined with paper liners and bake according to the package’s directions.

Allow to cool completely before baking.

While the cupcakes cool, prepare the buttercream: in a large bowl, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on low and gradually increase to high.

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

Frost each cupcake.

Line a pan with wax paper. Knead rolling fondant until smooth.

Roll 24 fondant spheres, about one inch in size each.

To create a heart, press the bottom two fondant spheres together, pointing it at the end. Repeat to create 12 fondant hearts and set aside on half of the wax-paper-lined pan.

Line up 12 pretzel sticks on lined pan. In a small bowl, microwave pink candy melts in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.

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, about 20 minutes.

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

Serve and enjoy!