Hi Ladies,

            Ahhhh Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, is right around the corner.  It’s a wonderful time to spend with the person you love or with your best girlfriends!  Even if you don’t have a special someone, you can still make Valentine’s Day an exciting holiday.  One of my favorite treats is cupcakes.  They’re an easy gift to give someone, to share at your “No Boys Allowed” party, or to keep all to yourself.  Check out how to make the cutest and sweetest Valentine’s Day cupcakes around!

            Start by buying your favorite flavor of cupcake mix from the store and all of the necessary ingredients (usually listed on the back of the box).  I prefer red velvet since it is Valentine’s Day!  Also, don’t forget to grab white icing as well as some red food coloring.  Now you’re reading to start cooking!  Once the cupcakes are done baking, place them in the refrigerator, so they can cool faster, and start making the icing.  If you made red velvet cupcakes, then add just a few drops of red food coloring to the jar so the icing turns pink!  If you used any other flavor of cake mix, then add extra drops to make the icing red and mix it up.Chelsea Crockett- Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes

            Next, cut the top off of each cupcake so it is flat on the top.  Make sure you save the top of each cupcake!  Using a heart shaped cookie cutter and the top of each cupcake, cut out a heart in the middle of each piece.  Now, ice each cupcake and lay the top, with the heart, back on top of each cupcake. This way, the heart will be pink or red!  Finish off your cupcake by sprinkling a little powdered sugar on the top and you’re good to go!  I hope you enjoy these cupcakes as much as I did!

Happy Valentine’s Day XOXO,