Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to show love and appreciation to those who are close to our hearts. And what better way to celebrate this day than by baking and decorating delicious cupcakes with your loved ones? Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, these DIY Love Bug Cupcakes are a fun and easy project that you and your kids can enjoy together.
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you make these cute and delicious Love Bug Cupcakes using Gobblin’s Cupcake. Gobblin’s Cupcake kit is a versatile and user-friendly tool that can help you make the perfect cupcake every time.
What you will need:
- Gobblin’s Cupcake kit
- buttercream frosting (buy ready ones from supermarket/redman)
- red fondant
- heart shaped cutters, big and small
- lollipop sticks
- large candy eyeballs
- pastry tip #233
Prepare your cupcake according to Gobblin’s easy step123 cupcake recipe. Remember to let the cupcakes cool completely before starting the decoration part below!
STEP 1 : Roll out red fondant and cut out hearts using the large heart cutter.
STEP 2 : Repeat until you have one large heart for each of your cupcakes.
STEP 3 : Roll out more red fondant and cut out hearts using the small heart cutter. Repeat until you have four small hearts for each of your cupcakes.
STEP 4 : Place one small heart, pretty side down onto parchment paper. Place lollipop stick onto heart. Place second heart on top and press down to seal the two hearts together, lollipop stick inside. If fondant is too dry to seal together, lightly wet the inside with a light dab of water.
STEP 5 : Repeat until you have used up all of your small hearts. You should now have two of these sticks for each of your cupcakes. These are the antenna ears.
STEP 6 : Place one large heart, pretty side up onto parchment paper. Put a dab of icing onto the pointy end. Place cupcake on top, positioning over the pointy end.
STEP 7 : Fill a pastry bag with buttercream frosting and attach pastry tip #233 (aka, the Grass Tip because you use it to make grass-like decorations). Put the tip up against the cupcake and gently squeeze the bag while pulling straight out and away. Release pressure to finish the strands. Continue making short ‘hairs’ by moving just to the right of your first clump of hair and repeating the same motion to squeeze on more icing. Pipe a complete circle of icing all the way around the base of the cupcake.
NOTE : You may find it easier to gently hold the cupcake in one hand while piping with the other.
STEP 8 : Continue piping to cover the entire cupcake with icing. Circle up the cupcake, row after row.
STEP 9 : You’re almost there! Just a few more squeezes and your Love Bug will be completely covered in yummy icing.
STEP 10 : Insert two ears into top of cupcake.
STEP 11 : Gently push two candy eyes into place on the face area. And now your Love Bug is complete!
Your Love Bug Cupcakes are now ready to be enjoyed! These cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration, a family gathering, or any special occasion where you want to show love and appreciation.
In conclusion, making these Love Bug Cupcakes is a fun and easy project that you and your kids can enjoy together. Gobblin’s Cupcake kit makes it simple and convenient to create the perfect cupcake every time. So why not give it a try and make these adorable Love Bug Cupcakes for someone special this Valentine’s Day!
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