Three years ago today, I was in Hawaii marrying my amazing husband. We had a lovely ceremony with family and just a handful of friends. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful night. For Y and I, it was just perfect. Three years on and I'm more in love with him today than I was the day we married.
To celebrate, I decided that chocolate cupcakes were in order. (These would also be perfect for Valentine's Day!)
I'm stoked with how they look, and while I haven't eaten one yet, I'm pretty sure they won't disappoint in that category either.
They were super easy to make. Whip up some cupcakes, but make sure to overfill them a bit so they have rounded tops (or in my case, flat, large tops.)
Also mix up some frosting, I used a traditional American buttercream that I had leftover from the cake balls, and dye it pink.
Slice off the top of a cupcake and using a cookie cutter cut out a heart.
Smear some pink frosting on the base.
Put the top back on and bam! Adorable heart cupcakes♥
But what to do with the leftover hearts? Make sandwiches!
And then eat them, because I can almost guarantee that no one will ask where they went.
After making the two heart cupcakes, I had a bit of frosting left and got to thinking that any cute cutter would work. I used a butterfly cutter, given to me by a good friend, to make this one.
Gaaaa!!! Thinking about it, the possibilities are endless. You could used different colors of icing on the same cupcakes to make multi-colored butterflies or hearts or cars! Once the lid is back on, you could add details with little sprinkles! How exciting!!
With that, I'm going to go enjoy a nice dinner with my husband.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the gift I made for him.