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.

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I made these for my boys.

I am kidding.

Maybe.

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.

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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.

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Little hearts and circles embellished with glitter or candy pearls.

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Red glitter.

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Pink hearts.

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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???

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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.

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A whole plethora of ring embellished cupcakes for the kids.

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

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This is one of my loves.

Who would you share a cupcake with this Valentines Day?

Share with your friends!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

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

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

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