How to Make Heart Accents for Cupcakes

by Jamie on February 3, 2013

Post image for How to Make Heart Accents for Cupcakes

Hey MBA readers! I have a real treat for you today in the form of a guest post from the lovely and talented Glory, of Glorious Treats. She’s filling in for me today and sharing adorable heart accents just in time for Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for being here, Glory!

Hi MBA readers! I’m Glory of Glorious Treats, and I’m so happy to be here! I love beautiful and delicious desserts, so needless to say, I love My Baking Addiction! Speaking of love… how about some Valentine’s Day inspired cupcakes?I started with delicious Chocolate Cupcakes, topped with rich Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, and dressed them up with easy heart accents.

How To Make Heart Accents

To make the heart accents, you’ll need pink and red candy melts (available in the cake decoration section of any major craft store).

Melt the candy melts in a bowl in the microwave (at 50% power) for 30 second intervals until mostly melted. Stir until fully melted.

Fill a piping bag with melted candy melts (place the bag in a large drinking glass, and fold bag over the rim of the glass to hold the bag open). Snip off the end of the piping bag with scissors.

As an alternative, if you want more intricate designs, you may want to add a piping tip to your bag before adding the candy melts.

“Draw” your desired shapes (in this case hearts) with the melted candy melts, onto a sheet of parchment paper. To keep the parchment paper in place, use painters tape to tape the paper to a baking sheet (as shown below).

Play around with different designs. If you want a two tone heart (or heart inside a heart), draw one small heart, let it set for 10 minutes or so, then use a second color candy melts to create a larger heart shape on top of the first. When the candy melts have set, you can turn it over to see both hearts. The same idea can be used to include a letter inside of a heart (as shown below). For the word LOVE, I wrote the letters backward (of course this doesn’t apply with the O or V) on the parchment paper. Once the letters had set up a bit (about 10 minutes), I used pink candy melts to make a large heart around, and covering the letters. Once the candy melts had set, peel the shape off of the parchment paper, turn over, and the letter is revealed.

Certainly, this concept could be used to decorate most any flavor cupcake.
Feel free to browse all of MBA’s Cupcake posts ( http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/cupcakes/) and I’m sure you’ll find a few delicious ideas!

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may like...


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Karis February 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I love the look of these heart accents. Thanks for sharing a step-by-step guide to making them. I hadn’t planned to make cupcakes for Valentine’s Day but now I want to in order to try out these accents.

Reply

avatar Vishanna February 4, 2013 at 7:49 am

was wondering how to do something like this for my co workers for valentines… thank you for sharing!!!

Reply

avatar nataile February 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

Awesome! I wondered how they did those… I’ve tried just melted chocolate chips but it doesn’t quite work out as well. Thanks for the help!

Reply

avatar nataile February 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

Awesome! I wondered how they did those… I’ve tried just melted chocolate chips but it doesn’t quite work out as well. Thanks for the help!

Reply

avatar Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

Glory always makes the most adorable food! I want to live in her world!

Reply

avatar Carla's Confections February 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

Such an easy but elegant touch to the cupcakes!! Love them :)

Reply

avatar Shema George February 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

These look so cute Jamie :)

Reply

avatar Tasha @ Homemade February 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

These are sooo cute and so easy.

Reply

avatar Marcie @ Flavor the Moments February 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

These are adorable, and I sure like easy!

Reply

avatar Cupcake Ideas February 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

love the heart shape Jamie !

Reply

avatar pearse February 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

so when we melt, don’t we have to add any shortening? i dodn’t know wht we add it when we make coating for cake pops
thanks

Reply

avatar gloria February 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I love these look beautiful!!

Reply

avatar Megan February 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

Great idea though much harder then it looks. I tried it today and could not get the shapes to look right and it took many many tries to get it right but definitely not as pretty as yours. Seems to take a lot practice to learn the right technique.

Reply

avatar Lynn February 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

I use wax paper instead of parchment and print my shapes on printer paper. Put the printed design under the wax paper and then trace the designs/shapes with the melted candy. I am not good at ‘free-handing’ the shapes, etc and this works like a charm!

Reply

avatar Brandi February 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I’ve done accents like this before with chocolate. Cute idea to incorporate the hearts (I just did swirls and zig-zags).

Reply

avatar Tracy February 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Love how easy these are – can’t wait to try it!

Reply

avatar angela@spinachtiger February 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Darn it, I needed this last week, but so late in getting to my email. Pinned for future. So much better than using fondant for hearts!

Reply

avatar tyanna April 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm

i love you all hiouhoijnoihoihoihoihihilhlhlhilhiluhliuhihiulhlkhiulhiuhoihoihjihiuhihilhil

Reply

Leave a Comment

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

Previous post:

Next post: