You’ve promised to bring cupcakes for Valentines Day and now it’s 10PM the night before and you’re regretting your life decisions. No skills? No problem. Even if you can’t work a piping bag to save your life, I’ve got you covered.
Your No-Fail Icing Recipe
Mix 1 cup mostly melted butter with 1/2 a bad icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and water until you get your desired consistency. The irony in titling this paragraph “no-fail” was that I actually did fail at this icing and that’s what inspired this post. Pro-tip, the mostly melted part is super important.
All Anybody Really Wants is Sprinkles
Knowing this simple fact will change your baking life and bring you much less stress. Not sure if your recipe is amazing or anyone will eat it? Put sprinkles on it. All better.
Today I’m going to show you a few variations of what you can do with a few different types of sprinkles and candies. I purchased mine from bulk barn, but lots of dollar stores will have them too.
1. When in Doubt, Slap on Some Candy
2. Candy Heart Messages are Classic
Why are there no messages shown in my pictures? Because the messages were not centred on the hearts, Pinterest, perfectionism. . . the list goes on.No cupcake decorating skills? No problem. Here's super easy ideas with candy and sprinkles.Click To Tweet
3. Everyone Loves Candy Hearts (except me)
For those who really love their candy hearts, cut a hole in the centre of your cupcake and fill it up for a happy surprise.
4. Sprinkles are Life
You can use a little. . .
Or a lot. . .and everyone will still eat them. These particular cupcakes were used to disguise the fact that my icing looked terrible. (But tasted good!!)
If you really love sprinkles, don’t stop there. You can put 2 tablespoons in your batter to make Valentine’s funfetti.
Or make them like the cinnamon hearts variation above for a super happy surprise.
Try these at-home Valentines date ideas and decorate with a cute & cheap diy banner.
Whatever you do, do it with love.
I hope these easy cupcake decorating suggestions help you out if you’re in a pinch this weekend. (Or tomorrow, if you’re me.)
Any tips or tricks you’d like to add? See you in the comments!
Want to Start a Vegetable Garden?
Learn the basics in just a few minutes, and set up your first garden in a day or less!
Get just the basics you need to start your garden this spring. I'll also email you a mini email course, helpful tips and easy garden advice, straight to your inbox.
Ready to start your garden adventure?
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.