Cake Decorating,  Valentine Themed Cake Toppers

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Idea

This post contains affiliate links. I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.

Last Updated on 4th February 2023 by Vicki

valentine cupcakes
Tap or hover over the image above to Pin It for later.

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share with you this easy Valentine’s Day cupcake decorating idea! What do you think? The cupcakes are really easy to make and look so effective!

Heart Decorated Cookies

I used Nigella Lawson’s butter cut out cookies recipe to make these cookies. I love this recipe as the cookies hold their shape while baking and of course they taste yummy too. The recipe also makes a lot of cookie dough. I often freeze half, so I have cookie dough at hand whenever I need it. I also used this recipe when I made my unicorn decorated cookies with my girls.

Circles of biscuit dough

After chilling the dough for about an hour I rolled it out and cut circles out with my circle cutter.

Heart and circle shaped cookie dough

Next, I took a heart cutter and cut out heart shapes from half of my circles.

Circle shaped biscuit dough with a heart cutter

You need to be careful to make sure that your heart cutter is in the middle of your circle shape.

I placed the cookie shapes on a greased baking tray, making sure they had a little room to spread. I chilled the dough for about 20 minutes before baking. The cookies baked in the oven for about 10 minutes. I then left the cookies to fully cool.

Assembling The Cookies

Heart cut out cookie and circle cookie with jam on top

Spread a little jam on the circle cookie.

Icing sugar dusted heart cut out cookie

Dust the heart cut out cookie with a little icing sugar. I used my icing shaker to do this.

Heart jam shaped cookie

Place the heart cut out cookie on top of the circle one. Next, gently fill in the heart with a little more jam.

Valentine's Day Cookie Cupcake Idea

Lastly, carefully spoon your sprinkles on top of the jam filled heart. I used these pretty Lovers Romance Sprinkles .

Decorate Your Valentine Cupcakes

Heart cookie decorated cupcakes

Lastly, place your cookies on top of your cupcakes. I piped pink buttercream rosettes onto my cupcakes first, but you could do anything you wanted. You could just spread some buttercream on with a spatula, top with fondant icing or even top with a little royal icing.

I pipe my buttercream rosettes with my 2D piping tip. If you would like to see how I pipe them, you can do so here.

Below is a little reel of me putting these Valentine cookies together and decorating the cupcake.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

So that’s how I made these Valentine’s Day cupcakes. I think they look so cute in the little red cupcake cases! If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day cupcake inspiration then check out my Love Heart Cupcakes.

Pin To Pinterest.

If you liked this post why not pin it for later? Tap or hover over the image below and hit the Pin It button. I also add all my posts and tutorials to Pinterest, which you can follow here.

valentine cupcakes. Heart cookies  on top of cupcakes

A Cake On Life is proud to be an affiliate for The Cake Decorating Company, the UK’s largest cake decorating supplier.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.