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Easy & Simple Valentines Day Cupcake Decorating

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.

Valentines cupcake decorating

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.

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See that look of sheer excitement and joy?  Well, actually, it’s the look of “can I touch these without getting in trouble?” But. . . Sprinkles.

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

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

2. Candy Heart Messages are Classic

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

Why are there no messages shown in my pictures?  Because the messages were not centred on the hearts, Pinterest, perfectionism. . . the list goes on.

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3. Everyone Loves Candy Hearts (except me)

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

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.

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

4. Sprinkles are Life

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

You can use a little. . .

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

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.

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

Or make them like the cinnamon hearts variation above for a super happy surprise.

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

Try these at-home Valentines date ideas and decorate with a cute & cheap diy banner.

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

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.)

Happy Decorating!

Valentines Day cupcake decorating

Need some last-minute Valentines Day cupcakes for school? Your kids will love these cute and easy cupcake decorating ideas with sprinkles and candy that are perfect for the classroom. #valentinesday #cupcakes #forkids #forclassrooms #pink #sprinkles #candy #valentinescupcakes

Any tips or tricks you’d like to add?  See you in the comments!

 

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Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

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.

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