Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine Cupcakes

Need a cute & easy treat for Valentine's Day? Try heart shaped cupcakes. All you need is a cake mix, tub of frosting and a bag of marbles (or a bit of tin foil will do - oh and some red food coloring.)

Mix up the cake mix according to directions. Pour into cupcake papers (don't use the foil kind) and place one glass marble in each cup. If you don't have any marbles on hand, wad up a bit of foil to the size of a marble - works great.

Fill cups with batter. For a pink swirl cupcake, divide batter into two bowls. Color one bowl pink, and leave the other plain. In each cupcake cup put a scoop of white and a scoop of pink and swirl with a toothpick. Bake according to directions on package.

Cool cupcakes on a rack. Be careful when removing the marbles from the pan - they can be hot! Frost cupcakes when cooled. Enjoy!


Robyn said...

What a smart idea with the marble!

Andy said...

tip: don't let your child see you putting their marbles in the oven. I had to do some serious convincing before he would let me try out ONE marble to show him it would be fine.

Anonymous said...

When I first read this recipe, I could not imagine I was reading it correctly. MARBLES? Why would Andy need marables, then I went down further in the recipe and saw what you did with them. Cute idea! It looks like brainstorming with the "...sister-in-law and nieces/nephews" was a good example for the K2's to do for their parents. Good job Andy. Oh, how is boy 2 (baby, not Gav) doing? Love you all....MomK