Notable Valentine Cupcakes

Notable Valentine Cupcakes Recipe
Secret notes written on scrolls of pretty paper deliver a Valentine message just before a yummy treat. Wooden picks and round gummy candies keep the notes from getting frosting on them.


Makes 2 dozen cupcakes (serving size: 1 cupcake)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 38 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 269
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 7.6 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 3.5 g
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 48.8 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 210 mg
Calcium 41 mg


1 (18.25-ounce) package strawberry-flavored cake mix
Scrapbooking paper
2 (16-ounce) containers ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
Red food coloring
Colored sugar
24 roll-shaped chewy candies (we used Gummi Savers)
24 wooden party picks


1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes.

2. While cupcakes cool, cut 24 (4- x 1/2-inch) strips of scrapbooking paper. Write Valentine notes on the plain side of each strip of paper. Beginning with a short side, roll up each strip tightly to hide the note. Set notes aside for now.

3. Spoon frosting into a big bowl, and stir in food coloring, 1 drop at a time, until the color is just what you'd like.

4. Decorate the cupcakes: Spread cupcakes evenly with frosting. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Place 1 round gummy candy on each cupcake. Using picks, attach notes to cupcakes through the round gummy candies.

Southern Living Kids Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

August 2008
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