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How to Make Heart Shaped Cupcakes

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Today, I’m sharing how to make heart-shaped cupcakes!  These sweet little heart-shaped cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day and even little girl birthdays.

Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Happy Birthday to my little missy!  I can’t believe she is six years old!  Where did my little baby go?  

In the span of a week, she turned 6, lost her first tooth, AND got her ears pierced! I was a big week, lol. (Ear piercing tip- make sure you go to a place where they will do both ears at the same time. Oh, the drama – I really thought she would end up with just one ear done!)

My missy’s birthday is in January, but always falls during the Winter Break. Even though her birthday is well passed, I still bring treats to school after the holidays.

This year was no exception. 

I asked her what she would like for me to bring to class and she wanted strawberry heart cupcakes.

OK, Strawberry Heart Cupcakes it was!

heart shaped cupcakes

The cupcakes I made for her class weren’t made with any special recipe, just strawberry cake mix from the box and icing that you buy the separate flavor for.

I added just a bit of pink food coloring to the icing for a little extra pop.

Strawberry heart shaped cupcakes

How to Make Heart-Shaped Cupcakes

Making Heart Shaped Cupcakes is actually very easy and this technique works with any recipe, whether from scratch or a box.

  • All you need is a handful of glass marbles (or, as in my case, I used a bag of decorative glass ovals. The kind you see in floral arrangements and fishbowls.)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan or muffin tin.
how to make heart shaped cupcakes

Make the Cupcakes

  1. Place the cupcake liners in the cupcake tin.
  2. Drop 1 to 2 marbles into each well – You’ll notice the cupcake liner takes the shape of a heart.
  3. Fill the liners with you cupcake batter. Then pop your cupcakes into the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, and voilà! Strawberry Heart Shaped Cupcakes!

Pro Tip:

My one tip for making these heart-shaped cupcakes is to make sure not to over-fill the cupcake liners

Fill them no more than 2/3’s full!  

The ones that were overfilled puffed up too much and lost a lot of their heart shape.

easy heart shaped cupcakes

The Heart Shaped Cupcakes turned out super cute.  She loved them and so did all her little classmates!

What are your little ones’ favorite birthday treats? (My son is partial to S’mores on a Stick.)

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*originally published in Jan 2013

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  1. Suzanne Carillo Style Files says:

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


  2. Jessica White says:

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

  3. Amy Stebbins says:

    Very cute! and I love pink!

  4. 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,

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

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

  7. Wanda Ann Olsen says:

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

  8. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    So sweet! Both your baby and the cupcakes 🙂

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

  9. Monsterscircus says:

    Sooo cute cupcakes and congrats with your charming Girl, what a birthsday party 🙂

  10. Miz Helen says:

    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

  11. sugarswings says:

    cute! we did heart shaped using the marble trick before too, so easy 🙂

  12. Our Pinteresting Family says:

    She is adorable and your valentine's cupcakes are too. 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. Diana - FreeStyleMama says:

    Oh how cute & easy! I pinned this.