Piled high with ruffles and rosettes, these sweet Valentine’s Day cupcakes are a great way to say “I love you!” In different shades of pink, these cupcakes also sport a little candy heart on top for a crowning touch. These cupcakes are also great for work or classroom treats!
Bake cupcakes Bake and cool cupcakes according to pan directions.
Prepare buttercream icing Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Divide icing into three bowls, 1 1/4 cup icing per bowl. Tint one bowl light peach with Creamy Peach icing color. Tint one bowl dark pink with Creamy Peach and Rose icing colors. Leave remaining bowl white.
Prepare decorating bags Prepare decorating bag with tip 104 and fill with white icing. Insert couplers in two remaining bags. Attach tip 104 to one bag and fill with pink icing. Attach tip 18 to other bag and fill with peach icing.
Decorate cupcakes Using white icing and ruffle technique, pipe two rows of ruffles on each cupcake. On half of the cupcakes, use pink icing to pipe two rows of ruffles on top of the white ruffles. Top with peach rosettes.
Switch tip 18 to pink bag and tip 104 to peach bag. Using peach icing, pipe two rows of ruffles on top of white ruffles on remaining cupcakes and top with pink rosettes.
The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.