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Saturday, January 22, 2011

4th Cupcake Sunday

Hello Everyone!!
It's Cupcake Sunday
 
I'm ready for some Chocolate and Hearts.

I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
and
Hoosier Homemade for Cupcake Tuesday

Before

Since I started my Cupcake Sunday I have been collecting Cupcake Cookbooks.  I found this beautiful photograph of Valentine Heart Cupcakes and wanted to try making the hearts.
 I didn't follow the recipe for the cupcakes or topping(frosting) but, I did what was suggested to make the valentine hearts.  I collected my ingredients and away I went.


For Christmas my daughter gave me this fabulous cupcake holder.  I knew I was going to make cupcakes with the addition of red for Cupcake Sunday.
The next Cupcake Sunday with be after Valentine's Day so I want to wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day from My Cozy Corner


I think in all the years that I have been cooking I have only used Marzipan maybe once.  So when this Special Occasion came up I knew I wanted to play with Marzipan.


Yes, I did have red hands but, it washed right off with hand soap.
I would compare Marzipan with Play Dough.
I rolled it into 1/4 inch thickness
I used the whole box of marzipan for 16 hearts and red food coloring gel.
confectioner's sugar, for dusting and let dry for 3-4 hours.




Very nice cupcake papers. 


To cut the hearts I used a heart rubber stamp and took a sharp knife and cut around the heart.  It worked very well and the heart cutters to purchase were to small or to large. And, of course I was being thrifty and didn't want to buy anything if I already had something at home to use.


Very inexpensive cake mix and very moist.


Cake mix
Three eggs
Water
Oil
Mix well 

After


Ta Da!!!!


I love my
Cupcake Holder
or
 Cupcake Stand








I'm so happy you joined me today for Cupcake Sunday.


If you are participating in Cupcake Sunday: Please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name, then copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top, into the "url" box for the picture linky.

Please include a link to your Cupcake Sunday post back to the host blog. Cupcake Sunday.  Why is this important? When you include a link back to Cupcake Sunday, it ensures your regular readers/visitors will fine the other awesome "Cupcakes" linked for this Cupcake Sunday.
Please do not add your link below, until your CS post is actually published to your blog.
xo
Betty


15 comments:

  1. Hi, Betty... I saw the information about your meme on another blog, and I decided to participate with you since I have some pictures of cupcakes to share. I wish I had the recipe, but I purchased them last year for a birthday.

    I love your chocolate goodies you are sharing, and that is a cute little cupcake rack/tower. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us as well.

    Happy Cupcake Sunday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. I'm not sure what happened, but apparently I linked back to your blog. I'm going to try it agagin. I'm so sorry! XO

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  3. It really is a lovely cupcake stand. Your cupcakes are so cute and beautiful! :) Perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  4. Your cupcakes look great Betty! Lovin' your new stand, I'm sure you'll get lots of fun use out of it-enjoy:@)

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  5. You can't beat chocolate. I've never worked with marzipan. Your hearts turned out great. I have a cupcake stand on my wish list. Yours is very festive and I like the whimsical swirls.

    Thanks for hosting this sweet party. La

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  6. La at Amusing Potpourri sent me this way. That cupcake stand is adorable. I'll have to find a good recipe for next month's party. Looks like fun!

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  7. They look so pretty in the cupcake stand. Looks like you're ready for Valentine's Day.

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  8. I am loving your cupcake stand Betty! What a thoughtful gift from your daughter. And those marzipan hearts are great. You've inspired me to get some marzipan and play :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  9. I love everything about those cupcakes and they look fabulous in the shiny red stand.

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  10. Yummy! Love the marzipan hearts and the chocolate cupcakes look amazing - the cupcake holder makes them look like art.
    Kathy

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  11. Wow, so yummy! Great creations - thank for sharing. Now I want a cupcake!

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  12. Hi Betty,
    Love your cupcake holder, so cute. The cupcakes look good too!

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I'm so delighted that you have visited my blog...
Thanks for your comments as I enjoy reading them.
Betty

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