|Heart shaped cupcakes|
After some facebook post inquiries I finally found them in the "novelty" section of the toy section at walmart. They were near the rubber balls and barrel o' monkeys. You get a bag of 50 (plus a larger shooter) for pretty cheap. Now you want to make your cake batter as usual and place your paper or foil liners in the cupcake pan. Fill up your batter halfway, do not overfill. Place one glass marble gently down the side of your cupcake until it touches the bottom of the pan. Sometimes I had to "help" ease the liner as I dropped the marble in.
|picture used from instructables.com|
|Heart shaped cupcake before frosting|
The real trick to getting this into more of a curvy heart shape is all in the frosting technique.
|heart shaped cupcake with frosting|
|cupcake hearts with pink frosting, pink sprinkles, and heart toppers|
These would be great for a class treat at school, gifts for friends and neighbors, or even a fun weekend project for the kids near Valentine's day. My daughter wanted a heart party (her birthday is in November) so I just made two different flavors in contrasting colors and simply placed them around a larger heart shaped cake for fun.
I will post about the full heart party next time, as we came up with some cute ideas you might be able to use for a Valentines party or birthday party in the future. All in all the hearts were a very big hit.
not to mention delicious! Now go tell someone you "love" them with cupcakes today. :)