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Let’s chat about these adorable Valentine Cocktail Cupcakes! I’ve shared some Summertime Cocktail Cupcakes before, and they have become such a hit, I thought I’d try them again, and make them special for Valentine’s Day.

I baked them right in the martini glasses, but you could certainly change the glass, as long as it’s glass and not plastic it will work fine. You can watch my video showing you how to bake them.

I started with a Strawberry Cake Mix, and the frosting is just canned. I know, it’s not always the best, but when you are melting frosting, it really does work the best. The rims of the glasses are dipped in water and then in pink sugar or Valentine nonpareils.

I used a variety of decorations; Valentine sprinkles, some candy clay hearts and lips left from last week’s Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter, Wilton icing decorations, and Homemade Gum Drop Hearts {watch for the recipe for those on Thursday},pretty much anything will work.

To make the heart flower bouquet…fit a decorator bag with tip #3 and green frosting, add the stem and some leaves, then add the heart icing decorations.

To make the lips…I used Candy Clay and a cookie cutter that I found at Hobby Lobby. If you are interested in the Candy Clay recipe and instructions, you can find it here, I also shared it in Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. Read all about the newsletter!


Valentine Cocktail Cupcakes

A fun twist to serve cupcakes. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 Strawberry Cake Mix {or flavor of your choice}
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk {1 tablespoon vinegar in a measuring cup and then fill with milk, let set a couple minutes}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 can of frosting
  • Pink coloring
  • Decorations


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place glasses in a 13×9 pan – Be SURE you bake with glass ONLY
  3. Prepare cake mix with eggs, buttermilk and oil
  4. Add batter to glasses – martini glasses hold the same amount as a standard cupcake, if you use another glass, just fill about 2/3 full
  5. Bake for about 12-15 minutes depending on the size of your glass
  6. Cool completely
  7. Dip edge of glass in water then in sugar or sprinkles, let dry


  1. Add 1/3 of frosting to a bowl and add coloring
  2. Melt for about 10-15 seconds – the frosting needs to be pretty runny, like thick milk
  3. Spoon frosting into glasses – Watch my video to see how to add the frosting
  4. Immediately add decorations

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