Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


How to Make Heart-Shaped Cupcakes

Today, I'm sharing how to make these adorable heart shaped cupcakes!  They're so perfect for Valentine's Day and even birthdays.

Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Happy Birthday to my baby girl!  I can't believe she is six years old!  Where did my little baby go?  In the space of a week, she turned 6:

Lost her first tooth:

And got her ears pierced:

(This is the happy "after" photo...  The actual ear piercing did not quite go as smoothly as I imagined it would-  I was afraid we might end up with just one pierced ear.)

How to make Heart Shaped Cupcakes.  The perfect treat for Valentines Day or birthdays!

Her birthday always falls during the Christmas Break, but I still bring treats to school after the holidays. (I've had her in preschool/MDO since she was 2.)  This year was no exception.  I asked her what she would like for me to bring to class and she wanted strawberry cupcakes!

The cupcakes aren't made with any special recipe, just strawberry cake mix from the box and icing that you buy the separate flavor for.  I did add just a tiny bit more pink food coloring to the icing for a little extra pop.

Some of my cupcake liners were a little flattened out and as I pushed them them in the muffin tin, they crinkled up on one side and made a little heart shape.  I remembered seeing an article showing you to add a marble to your muffin tin to make heart cupcakes.  I knew she would love it if I brought heart shaped cupcakes to class!

I didn't have marbles, but I did have a  bag of decorative glass ovals.  (The kind you see in floral arrangements and fish bowls.)

I dropped 1 to 2 of the glass ovals in to each tin, popped them into the oven for 25 minutes, and wah-la!  

Strawberry Heart Shaped Cupcakes!  

My one tip for making these cupcakes is to make sure not to over-fill the cupcake liners, no more than 2/3's full.  The ones that were overfilled puffed up too much and lost a lot of the heart shape.  

They really turned out cute.  She loved them and so did all her little classmates!

I'd love to know what some of your little one's most requested treats are, be sure to leave me a comment with recipe links if you have one!

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  1. I LOVE Valentine's Day and pink! I have three boys, so I'm glad for excuses to use pink. These cupcakes are perfect for Valentine's Day, and they look so easy. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

  2. She is adorable and your valentine's cupcakes are too. :)

  3. I love these!! They are just perfect for Valentine's Day!! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power party and would love for you to link up this and any other projects that you have!!


  4. cute! we did heart shaped using the marble trick before too, so easy :)

  5. How cute! We would love for you to share this to our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party!

  6. Happy Birthday to your adorable daughter,Jamie. The cupcakes look awesome! Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  7. Sooo cute cupcakes and congrats with your charming Girl, what a birthsday party :-)

  8. those look adorable and delicious!


    1. Great project !

      I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

      Hope to see you there:)

      Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

  9. So sweet! Both your baby and the cupcakes :)

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  10. These are so cute. Come to my link party Tuesday Trivia at
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  11. I have a just turned 6 yr old too! They are so sweet. Love your cupcakes. I'll have to make these for your class valentines. I saw your cupcakes on Flamingo Toes. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures.

  12. such a cute idea and your daughter is adorable!
    Thanks for linking up this week! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

  13. I think they turned out really cute!! She is beautiful too!

  14. They look super-tasty and what a really cute idea! I'll have to remember that marble trick too...

  15. They look so cute! Happy Birthday to your cutie! My youngest turned 6 in October...I know how you feel about where the time went. My daughter got her ears pierced as well. She has now lost 6 teeth! They are growing up far to fast, aren't they?
    Take care,

  16. Those look delicious! And happy birthday to your little one. She is precious!
    Jessica @ A Humble Creation

  17. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Valentines Day themed linky party!

  18. What a great idea! Pinned : ) Visiting from Your Whims Wednesday.


  19. Saw you on SNAP! show & tell Wednesday ... So sweet! Pinning :)

  20. They look delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  21. it also works to just use some tin foil. You just roll it into a ball first. That's what I normally do

  22. Cute cute! Please come link it up at our new Pinterest party:

  23. oh my goodness, so cute! I love this idea!
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my linky party!

  24. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button :)


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