Valentine’s Day Food Fun

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Food

valentine's day dessert

These heart shaped cupcakes are deliciously festive and so easy to make. Frost cupcakes as usual. set a small heart shaped cookie cutter on top while the frosting is still wet, pour some sprinkles in, shake it around to cover the whole heart shape, and pour excess back into container.

As an experiment, I poked a hole in the middle and filled each one with frosting. Great in theory, but frosting in the middle and on top of a little cupcake is too sweet. Something less sweet would be perfect. Any ideas?

valentines day food craft

For the kids, make edible valentines with graham crackers, frosting, and conversation hearts.

valentines food craft

We didn’t get very far once Elliot tasted the hearts. Maybe you and your kids will!

Happy V-Day!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah February 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Try filling with jam, whipped cream (without sugar if you want something less sweet), pudding (is that less sweet?), or peanut butter…
Looks so cute!

2 Keri February 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

what about a cream cheese mixture inside – it’s not as sweet. Or, pre-baking, mix 4 oz. of cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/3 c. sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1 c. mini choc. chips and spoon a dollop of that on top of your cupcake batter. It will sink down into the cupcake and then you have a delicious filled cupcake that you can frost.

When we did the graham cracker valentine’s, we frosted the individual hearts with the “glue” and Naya stuck them on. It took more effort on my part so I think we’ll try it your way next time.

3 Sue D February 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I like the graham cracker idea for young kids. They will have a lot of fun doing this. I also like your heart cupcake–I may try that this weekend.

4 Cheryl W February 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I don’t know about a filling but I love the heart on top. Maybe some strawberry preserves would be a nice, not overly sweet, filling.

5 Jen T February 11, 2010 at 11:32 am

My kids love to make the jello-gigglers and then use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shaped jello pieces for valentines treats.

6 Tired Mom Tesa February 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Those are so cute. I just posted about Valentine’s Day cupcakes too. They’re all just so good!

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