Say how much you love your family and friends without saying a word by making these Valentine?s Day cupcakes. The candy heart circles are made using Candy Melts candy and Wilton Cut-Outs Fondant Cutters.
Make candy heart circles. Melt red, bright pink, white and light cocoa Candy Melts candy, separately, according to package directions.
Place medium round Cut-Out on non-stick cookie pan, and then place smallest heart Cut-Out inside medium round Cut-Out. Use melted candy in cut disposable decorating bags to pipe candy around outside of heart approximately 1/4 in. thick. Tap cookie pan gently to settle. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Unmold candy heart circles.
Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
Decorate cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Immediately sprinkle cupcakes with nonpareils and insert candy heart circles into center of cupcakes.
Caramel and pecan filling transforms chocolate cupcakes into a scrumptious Valentine?s Day treat. Topped with lovingly handmade open candy hearts using Wilton Candy Melt candy, these easy-to-make cupcakes will win hearts this February.