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Last Updated on 4th February 2023 by Vicki
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.
After chilling the dough for about an hour I rolled it out and cut circles out with my circle cutter.
Next, I took a heart cutter and cut out heart shapes from half of my circles.
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
Spread a little jam on the circle cookie.
Dust the heart cut out cookie with a little icing sugar. I used my icing shaker to do this.
Place the heart cut out cookie on top of the circle one. Next, gently fill in the heart with a little more jam.
Lastly, carefully spoon your sprinkles on top of the jam filled heart. I used these pretty Lovers Romance Sprinkles .
Decorate Your Valentine 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.
Below is a little reel of me putting these Valentine cookies together and decorating the cupcake.
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.
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