Monday, January 21, 2013

Textured Hearts Valentine's Cupcakes

My boys are forever springing events on me.  You know,  those parties that you find out about just a few days before they happen.  This year I hope they don't catch me off guard.  If you fall into the same trouble I usually do and need to create some Valentine magic in no time, give these a try.  I made them last year on short notice.  It worked out great!  Make the hearts up the day before so they have time to dry.

This is the stamp that I used to emboss the fondant.  Any fondant embossing stamp would work.  After rolling out the fondant, dust it liberally with corn starch.  Press the stamp into the fondant.

Cut out the hearts and set aside to dry.

Don't worry about any corn starch left on the fondant.  It's about to all go away.

Mix up a little luster dust and vodka.

Brush each heart with some luster dust paint.  The paint will settle in the lower areas and really emphasize the pattern.   This will also take care of any corn starch.

After these are dry, they are all ready to be placed in a fluffy mound of frosting.  These will make any party better!

Happy Valentine's Day!



  1. These are so cute. I love the texture and coloring of the hearts.

  2. These are really cute! Great job on such short notice. Love how kids will do that to us:) I take it as a challenge and it seems so do you:)

  3. These are so cute will you share where you purchased this stamp from?


    1. This stamp was given to me so I don't know where it was purchased. I'll try to find out.

    2. It's Mayco brand. Here is one place that I found it