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Well…I had big plans for the Valentine’s Cupcakes for today…and then it hit me! No, thank goodness not the flu…the dreaded…”can’t decorate a cupcake for the life of me” day. Really…I tried at least 4 different decorations on top of these cupcakes, and nothing seemed to be going the right way.
However, I do love how they turned out, and most important is the recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes and Buttercream Frosting. The decorations can really be whatever you have on hand or pick up at the store.
A few weeks back, after an email from a reader looking for my favorite Vanilla Cupcake Recipe, I decided I better start looking for a recipe that I could call my favorite. This recipe comes from Glorious Treats, she calls them Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes. And I will have to say, they are pretty good!
I followed Glory’s recipe exactly, purchasing a new box of cake flour, which definitely does make a difference in baking. The only change I made was the vanilla, I used what I had on hand, and probably had I used a better quality vanilla, the taste would have been a little richer.
Candy Clay…a mixture of candy melts and corn syrup…is easy to make and super easy to roll out and work with. Oh and…it’s delicious, not like fondant! Most recently I used it on the Notre Dame Cupcakes. You can grab the recipe and instructions for the Candy Clay.
The micro heart sprinkles make me happy!
- Original recipe from Glorious Treats
- Valentine Cupcake Liners from Hobby Lobby
- Candy Clay Recipe
- Micro Valentine Heart Sprinkles
- Valentine Nonpareils