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Love Heart Cupcakes

Love Heart Cupcakes​

On Mother’s Day, there’s no sweeter way to show your love and appreciation than by baking heart-shaped cupcakes for the special woman in your life. These adorable bites are not just yummy but also a sweet gesture to express your gratitude. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a novice in the kitchen, this heart-shaped cupcake recipe is sure to bring a smile to your mum’s face and warmth to her heart. Get ready to mix, bake, and decorate with love to create a memorable and tasty gift for Mother’s Day.

Love Heart cupcakes - for mother's day
Here’s What You’ll Need

150g unsalted butter or baking spread

150g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour

3 medium eggs

½ tsp vanilla extract

Buttercream

250g softened unsalted butter

500g icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cake Décor Blue liquid colour

Cake Décor Pink liquid colour

Cake Décor Writing Icing (red)

Tinfoil

Here's What You'll Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 170ºC/160 ºC and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
  2. Cream together the unsalted butter/ baking spread and caster sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs, self-raising flour and vanilla extract and beat.
  4. Roll tinfoil into marble sized balls.
  5. Scoop a small amount of mixture evenly into the cupcake cases then push a tinfoil ball between the cupcake case and muffin tin so the case looks like it has a rounded heart shape. Continue adding mixture to the cases until each is around ¾ full.   
  6. Bake in the oven for c. 20 minutes or until cooked through.  (Springy to touch or a skewer comes out clean.)   Allow to cool slightly before removing tinfoil balls and then cupcakes from the tin.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool fully on a wire rack before decorating.
Decorate:
  1. While allowing cupcake to cool, mix up the buttercream.
  2. Beat softened unsalted butter and icing sugar well until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in vanilla extract. Split the mixture and colour one batch with pink and one with blue liquid colour.
  4. Prepare one piping bag with pink buttercream and one with blue buttercream. You can either use a round nozzle on both or cut the end off of the piping bag, leaving around a 5cm circle at the point of the bag.
  5. Pipe the buttercream into a heart shape on the top of the cupcake, using a flat palette knife to flatten and neaten off your heart shape.
  6. Once all cupcakes have been covered in buttercream, use a red writing icing tube to decorate with love hearts.
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