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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  • Bridgette says:

    I would share mine with one of my sisters.. or both.. better make that a big cup cake!

  • Ali says:

    I love cupcakes and wish I had the knack for decorating them like you do! The ring idea…genius! I would share my cupcakes with my own little cupcake at home…and probably my hubby too! 🙂 Would you mind sharing how you got your frosting like that? I’m sure it’s a special tip or something…they just look so pretty with that smooth spiral! Anyway…I love checking your blog and seeing what you come up with…thanks for all the yummy ideas 🙂
    P.S. I know you said you like rainbows…you’ll have to check out my blog for my daughters 1st birthday party…I made rainbow cupcakes and I was pretty proud of how they turned out…I think it’s maybe 2 posts down when you scroll down…they aren’t fancy but they sure were fun and had the *wow* factor when you bit into them 🙂 Anyway…that’s as creative as I get when I bake…I just layer colored batter and see what I get 🙂

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    These are absolutely adorable! I love your idea to make little rings for the tops of the cupcakes. I love making cupcake decorations with piped chocolate… So fun!

  • MamaBear says:

    Love!! Xx

  • Andrea says:

    Such pretty cupcakes (indluding the docrations, definitely.)
    And your daughter is soooooo adorable.

  • Olivia says:

    Love your site! The first link that says it’s for a white cake recipe went to a White Wedding Cake Frosting recipe… is this correct? Is there another website link that has the white weeking cake recipe?

  • TidyMom says:

    forget the cupcakes………….I WANT THAT LITTLE CUTIE and the END!! I miss that age… cute! so adorable!!
    Great job as always Amanda!!

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    For the question about the link going to a white frosting recipe:
    Right under the picture of the cake is a link to the cake recipe… I just wanted to make sure thefriendwho introduced me to the recipe got credit!

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  • colleen says:

    I LOVE these! It just gave me the best idea for my twin neice and nephews Bday! A light purple frosted Wonder Twins themed cupcake with the WT rings on top! Thank you for the inspiration! Now off to start looking for pics :O)
    Oh and Iwould share the valentine cupcakes with my 3 valentines(my hubby and our 2 little men(4 & 20 months)

  • aimee says:

    How cute are those?! I love them all! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!! : )

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Super cute Amanda! I love your sweet bling! xo

  • Joy says:

    I won’t make them for Valentines Day (unless I happen to be in a single girls lonely on Valentines Day sweets mood) but they are PERFECT for a bridal shower/girls night out I am throwing in early April! My friend will love them!!!
    This is why I stalk your blog (I mean, one of the reasons)… =o)

  • Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio} says:

    So cute! Your daughter is absolutely adorable. I wish I had seen this post before I used dollarstore rings on some cupcakes that I made for a jewelry party a while ago. Beautiful as always!

  • Amy's blah, blah, blog says:

    I have never seen this idea before, I just love it! Again with the whole creativity thing, you are brimming with it!
    And the little one you shared it with? Oh, she’s a beauty!

  • Alicia says:

    Oh my gosh, so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Adopt me, please!!!! LOL
    And your princess is adorable!

  • kangli says:

    i didn’t know you could just pipe candy melts like that! and the rings are so pretty! 🙂

  • amalia says:

    Mmmmm yummy and beautiful of course!!! I am always looking for a good white cake recipe, so I’m anxious to try this one! I found the recipe with the link you gave….but how long would you bake if you were using this wedding cake batter to make cupcakes? Happy Hearts Day!!

  • Wenderly says:

    O.k. stop it…
    Your little love is such a cutie PATOOTIE!
    I am going nuts over these darling little rings and then you had to throw in one of my favorite words…*plethora* and then, then… that photo of your little love with that expression! I’m dying!
    I think I need a baby. (Did I just say that out loud?)

  • Jess says:

    Oh yum.
    She is absolutely the cutest!
    Happy almost valentines day!
    Jess : )

  • colleen says:

    These would make great bases for chocolate pacifiers for a baby shower too ! Did I mention that I love love love these? :O)

  • Nancy @SensitivePantry says:

    Sweet! You always have such creative and beautiful ideas. Lovely lovely photos.

  • Sweetapolita (Rosie) says:

    These are so adorable, Amanda, as is your little sweetie! Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog! xo

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    These are too cute! Love the chocolate rings, great idea!

  • Romona says:

    Tht is the sweetest pic … pure innocence & sweeeeet. 🙂 btw i didnt dare try ur icing recipe on my gingerbread houses … but i was wonderin if ur ROYAL icing recipe is in ur blog cuz when i was lookin for it it seemed to be a duplicate of ur NORMAL icing recipe. Lookin forward to ur reply.

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