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Love Letters

Contest Photo by: PartyStarr
San Anselmo, CA
Category: Cupcakes

Description

You've got mail! A perfect treat to share after an afternoon of trading and reading Valentines.

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes - your favorite recipe or mix
Vanilla Frosting - your favorite recipe or canned
Chocolate Frosting - your favorite recipe or canned
Vanilla Sugar Wafer Cookies
Strawberry Sugar Wafer Cookies
Chocolate Sugar Wafer Cookies
Heart-Shaped Sprinkles
Pink or Red Food Coloring

How to Make

  • Tint 1/2 of the Vanilla Frosting with food coloring to achieve a cheery pink color.

  • Fill three parchment cones or three sandwich baggies with a dollop of pink, vanilla and chocolate frosting. Snip the tip with a very small hole to allow a very thin line of frosting.

  • Pipe the frosting onto the wafer cookies to create an "envelope" as shown in the photo.

    Pipe Pink Frosting on the vanilla wafer.
    Pipe White Frosting on the chocolate wafer.
    Pipe Chocolate Frosting on the pink wafer.

    Press a heart-shaped sprinkle onto the "flap" of the envelope.

  • Frost 1/3 of the cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
    Frost 1/3 of the cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
    Frost 1/3 of the cupcales with Pink Frosting

  • Top chocolate-frosted cupcakes with decorated vanilla wafer cookies

    Top pink-frosted cupcakes with decorated chocolate wafer cookies.

    Top vanilla-frosted cupcakes with decorated pink wafer cookies.

  • Tips for Taking a Great Photo:
    • Avoid clutter. Keep the background simple -- your cupcake or sweet treat is the star!
    • Daytime, natural light is best. If your area is bright enough, try taking the photo without the flash.
    • Upload a horizontal photo. If you crop the image on your computer, make sure you keep a landscape 4:3 aspect ratio.
    • For best results, make your image 1200x900 (or "save for web").
    • With a digital camera, you can take as many photos as possible and choose the best one. Have fun!