Valentines Pink Heart Shape Cupcakes

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By In The Playroom

These Pink Heart Shape Cupcakes are perfect to make with the kids to celebrate Valentines Day.

We are blessed to be living in a time when ordering pastries is incredibly easy and convenient. Whether you want a bundt cake in London or the offerings of cupcakes Sydney your options are near limitless. 

But we know there’s something special about the mother and child bond that forms whilst cooking and playing in the kitchen. These Pink Heart Shape Cupcakes are perfect to make with the kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Let the children get creative and decorate them however they like, and I’m sure they will enjoy eating them too! – Or handing them out to friends and loved ones.  This recipe is for 12 cupcakes, increase quantities as required.

Cute pink heart shaped cupcakes for Valentines day, easy recipe for baking with kids and fun to decorate!

Cupcake Ingredients for your Valentines Cupcakes

  • 125 grams self-raising flour
  • 125 grams caster sugar
  • 125 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • a few drops of pink food colouring gel or paste

Buttercream Ingredients for your Pink Heart Cupcakes

  • 1 tub of Cake Angels Vanilla Frosting
  • few drops of pink food colouring gel or paste mixed in

or alternatively make your own buttercream:

  • 250 grams butter
  • 500 grams icing sugar
  • ½ tsp of vanilla essence
  • 2 – 3 tbsp of milk
  • few drops of pink food colouring gel or paste

For a simple buttercream icing mix the butter with the icing sugar and vanilla essence with an electric hand mixer. Then, continue to mix until smooth adding the milk to loosen the buttercream.

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Pink Heart Cupcakes Method

How to make Heart shaped cupcakes?

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with 12 cake cases.
  • Tear off some small pieces of foil, and roll into balls about the size of a small marble.
  • Place one of these into the muffin tray so it gently pushes the baking case inwards.
  • Roll two smaller balls for the sides of the heart and gently prod those down the side. If the case keeps jumping out, then do this after you have put the cake mix in the cases.
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  • Put all the ingredients except for the milk in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Pulse while adding milk down the funnel, to make a soft, dropping consistency.
  • Alternatively put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer. – Or using a bowl and wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour. Add the vanilla extract and fold in the rest of the flour, adding the milk to make a soft, dropping consistency.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cases filling them equally, 2/3rds of the way.
  • Put them in to the oven and bake for 15-16 minutes until the cup cakes are cooked and golden on top, check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done.
  • As soon as possible, take the cup cakes in their cases, out of the tin and let them cool on a wire rack.

How To Decorate Heart Cupcakes

Using a piping bag with a small star nozzle, 2/3 fill with the buttercream/frosting, securing the top of the bag with a freezer clip.
Starting at the top of the heart, pipe from the outer edge of the cup cake. Slowly work your way round the edge recreating the heart shape with a nice smooth line, fill in the centre of the heart.

Take the Cake Angels Tutti Frutti pink sprinkles and pour some onto a small plate, take a cupcake and press gently into the sugar for a lovely flat surface, take a small Cake Angels Pearl Swirl and pop it in the top to decorate.

Have fun and get creative with other pink decorations like the Cake Angels Pretty ‘N’ Pink decorations.

Cute pink heart shaped cupcakes for Valentines day, easy recipe for baking with kids and fun to decorate!

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Pink Heart Shape Cupcakes for Valentines Day
Yield: 12

Pink Heart Shape Cupcakes for Valentines Day

Easy and cute heart shaped cupcakes for Valentines Day. These are the perfect sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 125 grams self-raising flour
  • 125 grams caster sugar
  • 125 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • a few drops of pink food colouring gel or paste
  • For the buttercream:
  • 250 grams butter
  • 500 grams icing sugar
  • ½ tsp of vanilla essence
  • 2 – 3 tbsp of milk
  • few drops of pink food colouring gel or paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with 12 cake cases.
  2. Tear off some small pieces of foil, and roll into balls about the size of a small marble.
  3. Place one of these into the muffin tray so it gently pushes the baking case inwards.
  4. Roll two smaller balls for the sides of the heart and gently prod those down the side. If the case keeps jumping out, then do this after you have put the cake mix in the cases.
  5. Put all the ingredients except for the milk in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Pulse while adding milk down the funnel, to make a soft, dropping consistency.
  6. Alternatively put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer. – Or using a bowl and wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour. Add the vanilla extract and fold in the rest of the flour, adding the milk to make a soft, dropping consistency.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the cases filling them equally, 2/3rds of the way.
    Put them in to the oven and bake for 15-16 minutes until the cup cakes are cooked and golden on top.
  8. Check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done.
  9. As soon as possible, take the cup cakes in their cases, out of the tin and let them cool on a wire rack.

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Happy Valentines Day! And Happy Baking!

More Valentines Day Ideas

For more Valentines Day fun with the kids why not try our Valentines Color by number pages

Check out these cute valentines day poems, and sweet valentines day puns for the kids to print and color, or make your own I love you to pieces valentines picture.

Recipe and images credit: Cake Angels

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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