Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Classy Yellow Valentines Cupcakes

I thought I'd take a little break from all the Harry Potter posts for those of you who aren't Harry Potter fans.

I have nothing against red and pink, but sometimes all the pink-and-red-goodness around Valentine's Day is a bit too much, so I thought I'd try something a little different.  (Okay, and maybe I also had extra yellow frosting left over from these.)  Of course you could whip one of these up in a more traditional color too and they'd be lovely.  I used Wilton food coloring gel...mostly yellow with a little orange added in to make it more golden.

I had some extra white chocolate left over from making the wings for our Golden Snitch Cupcakes, so I used it to make a few little hearts.  (Just melt it in your microwave on the defrost setting for about 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until it's all melted.  Then pipe out of the snipped off corner of a ziploc bag onto wax paper or a cookie sheet and allow to cool.

The pretty rose piping on top of the cupcake is really my few easier than spreading it on with a knife.  If you've never done it before, you can see this video.  My favorite buttercream frosting recipe can be found here.  The rose shape is pretty versatile.  You might remember when I turned it into a pumpkin for Halloween.

You can also get creative with your hearts and do something a little bigger.

Or serve some extras on the side.

(And as a side note...that's some of my favorite fabric I'm using as a backdrop.  It's waiting to be made into a quilt.  It's from the Tuxedo line by Riley Blake and can be found here from Sister and Quilters.)

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  1. Hmmmm. Love Valentines treats especially the chocolate hearts. And love your backdrop too. Those Tuxedo fabrics are so versatile. Thanks for the link to the frosting recipe.

  2. Okay, I saw the picture of these cupcakes in the Keeping It Simple link party and I just had to come over and look at your frosting! It is so perfect, it looks like fabric. The cupcakes are beautiful and look delicious!


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