Valentine Ring Cupcakes

filed under: Miscellaneous on February 11, 2011

I love a good cupcake.

And I love a cute personalized cupcake. Not necessarily with names on them, but just a personal detail for the recipient… something that lets them know the treats were made especially for them.


I made these for my boys.

I am kidding.


I have always loved those little rings that the big chain bakery's put on cupcakes but never wanted my kids to choke as they were sucking the frosting off.

Yes, I have bought cupcakes from a store for my kids. And sometimes I buy Betty Crockers Classic White frosting and eat it out of the container with a spoon.

Shame spiral.


Anywho, I went nuts and made a ton of these little rings. They are CHOCOLATE! Just some candy melts I put into a disposable pastry bag and piped out. (well, I melted the chocolate before I piped them, but I am sure you figured that out)

For the part that slips on your finger I piped out a circle then "glued" it to the base using more chocolate.


Little hearts and circles embellished with glitter or candy pearls.


Red glitter.


Pink hearts.


Now, if you love white cake and want the best white cake recipe… you should really try this one. I know it says its a white wedding cake, but who wouldn't love a little 'wedding' cake in their Valentine cupcake?

Its the day of LOVE right???


And my favorite buttercream recipe of all time. Yes it has shortening in it. I would prefer pure lard but apparently that is not recommended.

Just sayin.


A whole plethora of ring embellished cupcakes for the kids.


My only advice is, share them with someone you love.


This is one of my loves.

Who would you share a cupcake with this Valentines Day?

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  • grace says:

    ack–that’s one adorable kid and a whole bunch of cute cupcakes. happy vd, amanda. 🙂

  • Lucy Lean says:


  • Belinda says:

    You are so clever! Those plastic rings used to scare the be-geebies out of me too.
    Oh and the cupcake holder at the end – is so precious!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Who is that adorable child??? Sweet, sweet cupcake. Happy Valentine’s!

  • Jennie says:

    Your cupcakes look beautiful, but I would have to say the angel at the end is even more beautiful! I’ll be sure to try these out soon.
    Happy Valentines Day

  • Brittany says:

    Gorgeous! I love your decorating. I’m your little sweetie loved them.

  • Eliana says:

    These are too precious. I especially love the blinged out one with the ring 🙂

  • Meredith says:

    So fabulously cute! You have restored my interest to give making cake from stratch another try. Last few efforts resulted in in lead bricks, therefore had to resort back to Betty and I teaming up. Can’t wait to try the new recipe! I’ll be sure to buy extra milk to help out the better half eating the cake, just in case… Happy Valentine’s Day

  • Darla @ Bakingdom says:

    What a fantastic idea!! Absolutely adorable, but so very easy!! Thanks! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Shaina says:

    And what a beautiful love she is. I shared Valentine’s Day with a bunch of sick kids and my adoring husband.

  • Ana Powell says:

    Outstanding work, awesome ideas and photos.
    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful, lovely click.
    Wishing you all the best ♥

  • KatieLovesWags says:

    Um, why would you want to eat lard? Lard is pig fat. Not a hater, just sayin’ :/
    Lovely photos 🙂

  • Vanessa says:

    Hi Amanda,
    Just wondering what type of food colouring (e.g., which brand, powder, liquid, oil-based?) you used to get such great colours.

  • Gerri says:

    How beautiful! You musy have a very steady hand to create such perfect hearts!

  • Abigail Wenderson says:

    Wow, such an amazing recipe. I look forward to try this soon.