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 easy...in 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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