How to Make Heart Shaped Cupcakes
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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.
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!
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 did add just a tiny bit of pink food coloring to the icing for a little extra pop.
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 in my case, I used a bag of decorative glass ovals. The kind you see in floral arrangements and fishbowls.) Cupcake liners and a cupcake pan or muffin tin.
Place the cupcake liners in the cupcake tin, drop 1 to 2 of the marbles into each well, and pop your cupcakes into the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, and voilà!
Strawberry Heart Shaped Cupcakes!
My one tip for making these heart-shaped cupcakes is to make sure to not 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.
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.)
Sound off in the comments below.
Don't miss any more posts!
Follow along on:Feedly, Bloglovin', your favorite feed reader, or signing up via email and have new posts delivered to your email box each week!
*originally published in Jan 2013
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
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 🙂
It's voila 🙂
not in Texas…
I pinned this 🙂
oh my goodness, so cute! I love this idea!
I would love it if you would share this
Cute cute! Please come link it up at our new Pinterest party
it also works to just use some tin foil. You just roll it into a ball first. That's what I normally do
They look delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Saw you on SNAP! show & tell Wednesday … So sweet! Pinning 🙂
What a great idea! Pinned : ) Visiting from Your Whims Wednesday.
Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Valentines Day themed linky party!
Those look delicious! And happy birthday to your little one. She is precious!
Jessica @ A Humble Creation
Very cute! and I love pink!
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?
They look super-tasty and what a really cute idea! I'll have to remember that marble trick too…
I think they turned out really cute!! She is beautiful too!
such a cute idea and your daughter is adorable!
Thanks for linking up this week! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/12-valentines-day-ideas-to-make/
Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!
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. http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-68/
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
So sweet! Both your baby and the cupcakes 🙂
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original link party is open.
those look adorable and delicious!
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
Sooo cute cupcakes and congrats with your charming Girl, what a birthsday party 🙂
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
How cute! We would love for you to share this to our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/01/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link-party_10.html
cute! we did heart shaped using the marble trick before too, so easy 🙂
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!!
She is adorable and your valentine's cupcakes are too. 🙂
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!
Oh how cute & easy! I pinned this.