The kids are on “Winter Break” until Wednesday, and my genius child had a great idea: host a Yummy Treats Decorating mini-camp for him and his friends. One day for cupcakes, one day for cake pops, and another day for cookies. We’re having to skip a day for other obligations, but today was the day for cupcakes.
I baked 2 dozen red velvet cupcakes and 2 dozen yellow cupcakes, thanks to Kroger having Duncan Hines cake mixon sale for $1 per box not too long ago. We used chocolate pudding and raspberry jam for fillings and CK Buttercream icing. I had some Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves left over from the Art Sparksevent, which just happened to be Valentine’s Day themed, so we used up the rest of those. They’ll get distributed to various friends and acquaintances over the next few days. The kids got very creative with the other cupcakes, and it was a lot of fun.
These were super easy to make. They were iced using a piping bag and tip 1M, then sprinkled with either red sanding sugar, nonpareils, or Nerds candy.
I then topped each one with either a red M&M’s candy, a SweeTarts heart, little blossoms cut from red modeling chocolate, or a red rosebud rolled out of modeling chocolate.
Then I just wrapped a sleeve around the outside, and viola: they’re cupcake Valentines!