Easy Valentine’s Day Mini Cupcakes are made with simple piped Candy Melt cupcake toppers and are the perfect tiny sweet treat for those you love.
Sometimes a tiny treat is just exactly the perfect way to say I love you. And mini cupcakes are the perfect tiny treat. You can make half a cake mix worth of mini cupcakes (should make about 24 mini cupcakes) and still have more than enough for everyone you love.
Mini cupcakes by themselves are an excellent sweet treat but we’re going to take them next level by piping decorations out of candy melts. Don’t worry, it looks harder than it actually is!
How To Make Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers
- Melt 2 ounces of red Candy Melts in the microwave. I microwaved mine for two 40 second intervals, stirring in between. Your microwave may run warmer or cooler so you may need to adjust the time accordingly.
- Put Candy Melts into a piping bag with a Wilton #2 round tip. Some talented people can pipe these decorations without a tip, jut sniping off the end of the piping bag. I am not one of these people. I always make my hole too big or too small so I like to use a tip.
- On parchment or wax paper, pipe different designs as desired. Remember, more pressure yields a fatter line. You want to use medium pressure to make sturdy enough decorations. Very delicate decorations break easily when you try and sink them in the cupcakes icing. Make more decorations than you need to allow for breakage. Allow to dry for 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
- Carefully remove decorations from parchment and gently push into the cupcake frosting.
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