Happy Valentine’s Day! I just wanted to share with you some quick and easy decorating ideas for cupcakes for the upcoming holiday.
I had some leftover strawberry cake mix from when I made the Strawberry Cake Batter milkshake the other day, and of course, I can’t let good cake mix go to waste. So I whipped up these quick cupcakes. Ever start baking and then realize that you’re missing an ingredient?? In the process of making these cupcakes I realized that we had no eggs. WHAT?! What kind of fridge doesn’t have eggs in it!?! I hate leaving a batter in process and a preheated oven to run to the market.
So instead I did a quick inventory to see what alternatives I had on hand. Luckily I had applesauce! Did you know that you can substitute applesauce for eggs when baking? These cupcakes turned out so moist and tasty! I used 1/4 cup of applesauce in place of each egg that was called for. Definitely make sure you check out the Tips & Tricks for Cupcakes here. These tips can be used for ANY type of cupcake baking!
Here’s just some pictures of quick and easy decoration ideas to dress up a quick batch of cupcakes. Some fun heart sprinkles, and crushed up conversation hearts definitely dressed these up and made it look like I spent a lot of time!!
The big heart sprinkles are super cute! They’re made by Wilton, and I got mine from Michael’s which is a craft store, that sells lots of cake making supplies.
Then I decorated some with Conversation hearts. These to me have always been the most Valentine-y candies ever!! I remember getting the little boxes of these as a kid when we would have our class parties at school. I would always pick out certain sayings to give to my friends. They’re a classic! I crushed some up and sprinkled them on top and then topped with two whole ones.
These are just two fun ways to dress up a quick batch of cupcakes. I hope you all have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!
I still just have a little bit of Strawberry Cake mix to try one more thing with and then I’m excited to be moving on to my green sprinkles.
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