Prep Time
38 Mins
Cook Time
22 Mins
Makes 2 dozen cupcakes (serving size: 1 cupcake)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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