Cupid Cupcakes

Cupid cupcakes are baked cupcakes decorated with a cute Valentine Cupid Springerle cookie mold ordered from Fancy Flours.com.  Fondant is rolled and cut out with the cupid cookie mold that creates a pretty Valentines Day cupcake. 

Cupid Cookie Mold Makes Fondant Design Imprint on the Cupcake

Cupid Cupcake

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Cupid Cupcakes

Cupid Cupcake
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  • Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

1-18.25 ounce package white cake mix

1-3 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix

3- egg whites

1-1/3 cup water

1/3- cup vegetable oil

1- teaspoon vanilla or extract of choice

1 container Vanilla Buttercream frosting-purchased

1 pound white fondant- tested Fondarific*

¼ cup confectioner’s sugar for rolling fondant

¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

Pink food coloring color paste or gel

Cupid heart-shaped cookie mold*

2- inch round cookie cutter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line cupcake pan with liners. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, add cake mix, pudding mix, egg whites, water, oil, and flavoring.
  3. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, be sure to scrape down sides and bottom of mixing bowl.  Pour batter into cupcake liners filling ½ full.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool.

To Frost and Decorate: Lightly frost cakes butter cream frosting.  Knead fondant until soft and pliable, add pink food coloring, knead until blended.  On confectioner sugar coated surface, roll out fondant ¼ inch thick.

Gently brush cookie mold with confectioner’s sugar, press cookie mold onto fondant using straight up and down motion.  Cut a 2- inch circle around the cupid heart imprint. Repeat for all cupcakes. Place rounds on top of cupcakes.

Notes

Tips:  Knead the fondant until soft and smooth with a little bit of confectioners sugar.  Roll thinly and press with cookie mold.

The mold is a springerlie mold from fancy flours.  Simple to use, dust the inside of the mold with a light dusting of confectioners sugar and follow instructions.

 

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