Here is a cute Valentine’s Day treat to take to your kids school. It’s a fun twist on the conversation heart candy. I meant for this to have words in frosting on the tops but I did not have the right frosting tip at home when I made them. So, I suggest writing cute phrases on the tops in frosting after you’ve made them. It’s a cute way to make them unique and the kids will have fun reading them. I made chocolate cupcakes and topped them with pound cake dipped in frosting. Yum!
- Box of Cake Mix
- Red, Green, Yellow, Orange and Purple Food Coloring
- Frozen Sara Lee Pound Cake (10.75 ounces each), thawed
- Conversation Heart Candies, optional for decoration
- Vanilla Frosting
You will also need a ziploc bag and 3-inch heart cookie cutter. I found a set of various sized heart shaped cookie cutters at Wal-Mart for a few dollars.
Bake Cupcakes as directed on cake mix box. You can use whatever flavor you prefer. I used chocolate.
Cut your pound cake in half horizontally and use a 3-inch heart-shape cookie cutter to cut out hearts.
Spread vanilla frosting on the top of the cupcakes.
Place one pound cake heart on the top of the frosting on each cupcake. Make sure to press down enough that it does not fall off.
Place cupcakes in the freezer for 30 minutes or so.
Use one small microwaveable bowl for each color of frosting you will make. Add vanilla frosting. Do these one at a time. I put a couple of large spoonfuls in each and added a tiny drop of the desired food coloring. Stir. Place each one in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Stir.
Take one cupcake out of the freezer and dip into the colored, microwaved frosting. Make sure to cover the pound cake. Let the frosting drip off into your bowl. Set aside. Keep doing each cupcake and colors as you desire.
Take remaining vanilla frosting and color with the food coloring you would like to use for your phrases on top of the pound cake. Spoon it into a ziplock bag and use to write the phrases. Do whatever you like. Be creative. Get inspiration from your candy hearts.
Place cupcakes on a platter and use the conversation candy hearts as decoration and filler.
Enjoy your delicious cupcakes!