February 14, 2017

The sweetest Valentine

valentines cupcakes 

Cupcake ideas for a sweet Valentine's Day!

I don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day, not because I'm single, but because I was never attracted to this holiday in particular, it always felt too...pink for me. However, I decided this time I would try to make an effort an celebrate it in a way that makes me excited and by that I mean baking cupcakes! You might know I am passionate creating this dessert, especially when there is a holiday involved, as you can see here and here. I decided not to skip Valentine's Day and see what I can come up with!
I really wanted to create little marzipan hearts, but I realized I lack the skills, so I opted to use some tiny sugar hearts as decor and since it is Valentine's Day, what kind of frosting can you use if not pink? Even the dough is pink on the inside, too bad you can't see that.

Anyway, instead of creating an outfit post or some makeup tutorials for this occasion, I thought this is a more romantic (and sweet) way to celebrate this day. I hope you feel inspired and don't forget the mandatory glass of wine!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Here are the ingredients I used:

For the dough: 200 g flour, 150 g sugar, 2 eggs, 120 g butter and orange zest. Baked for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

For the frosting: 200 ml whipped cream mixed with 150 g of mascarpone and 30 g of butter and a bit of vanilla extract. 
I separated the frosting in two bowls and I added some red colorant gel in one of them to make the bright pink frosting.

Easy right? I hope you are willing to try it, I bet it will be a nice surprise for your loved one!

 Good luck and bon appetit!

23 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes looks so good and I love the colors.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  2. I love that you chose to do something to mark Valentine's Day this year, your cupcakes look delicious! The pink icing and heart shapes are so sweet :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  3. These cupcakes look SO delicious! I love the colored frosting and little heart sprinkles, so cute! Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  4. Now my month is watering! Thanks for sharing :)
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  5. Too pink for you. LOL, I totoally get it. Cupcakes are a good idea though! Yum!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. Happy Valentine's day! Love your photos!!!! Your cupcakes are making me hungry! hahah
    xx Leah

    www.fashtrav.com

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  7. Your cupcakes are so darling!
    Happy Valentines day!

    Xx,
    Caroline
    https://www.foreverdolledup.net/blogs/news

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  8. Oh what a sweet treat! I'll have to try and make the vegan version of this!

    Aicha | the fashion heist

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  9. Awww these are so cute!!

    www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com

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  10. These cupcakes look so yummy babe....a great and sweet treat for everyone...xoxo, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  11. They look delicious those cupcakes !!
    http://www.pperlenoirstyle.com

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  12. These cupcakes look delicious! Hope you had a happy Valentine's day!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  13. Mes Voyages à ParisFebruary 15, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    Look so good!!! So delicious

    xx

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

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  14. Oh these are just darling! I love me a good cupcake!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  15. I am so trying this for my boys this weekend! Can`t wait :)
    www.styledbymilly.com

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  16. How darling are these cupcakes! Send me one when you get a chance please ;) hehe

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  17. This looks soooo delicious! Something I wish I did too, we only had lasagne ;-) hugs (www.sofiacm.com)

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  18. ooo these look so tasty! I hope you had a great vday!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  19. The Valentine's treats sure turned out cute! :) And I'm with you- I don't like to make a huge deal out of Valentine's- and I avoid going overboard on the pink!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. These are so dainty and cute! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  21. These are the cutest! I'm totally craving cupcakes tonight lol!!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  22. Aw such beautiful cupcakes my dear and they look amazingly delicious too! I will definitely give them a try, thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I am sure my love will appreciate them any day of the year haha!
    Have a great weekend!
    xo
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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