From the moment I saw this adorable cut-out idea I knew it would be the perfect creative decor for a Valentine’s Day treat. Though I love piping a mound of frosting onto the tops of my cupcakes, this was too precious not to try. Paired with a winning Red-Velvet recipe, this may be one of the easiest ways to make a festive and impressive cupcake. It’s really as simple as slicing the top off of the cupcake, finding a cute mini cookie cutter and cutting a shape out of the top. Fill it with some delicious frosting and the end result is a festive and delicious treat.
I’ve only actually made Red Velvet once before, and it was one of my first blog posts ever. Those cupcakes turned out fine, but I’ve been waiting to try again until I found the perfect recipe. You see I am picky about red velvet, (I actually had a project a few years back where I attempted to try all the red velvet cupcakes in NYC trying to find the best,) so finding a great one was no easy task. This recipe actually fulfills all my red velvet requirements! 1- The right amount of chocolate taste. Not overpowering, but definitely there. 2- A color that looks deep, chocolate red and not bright candy apple red. 3- Fluffy, Airy Texture. I loved these and so did the friends that ate them!
Creating the cut-out look is super easy. I took some pictures of the process to make it clear.
1- Using a serrated knife, slice the top of the cupcake off.
2- With a heart-shaped cutter, make a cut-out in the top of the cupcake.
3. Pipe or spread a layer of frosting on the top
4. Replace the top! (And make a heart “sandwich” if you’d like!)
5. (not pictured) Give these to people you like and watch as they grow to like you more!
Cupcake Recipe: Joy the Baker via the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook