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Pull apart Heart

Contest Photo by: monkeysmom33
Auburn, NY
Category: Cupcakes


I made this for our Daisy Girl Scout troup last Valentines Day. It is super simple and the girls LOVED it as you can tell by the hand! I love the idea of the pull apart cakes but the ones I have seen always have the heaps of frosting on top and I am not a big fan of that so I find this a much better way of doing it and it comes out just as cute!


1 choice of boxed cake mix
3-4 containers of cream cheese frosting
1 pkg of white mini muffin liners
1 pkg of valentines mini muffin liners
1 cake bored large enough for your pattern
red food coloring

How to Make

  • Bake your cake mix following the muffin directions. Bake in white mini muffin liners or double up the Valentine muffin liners. I like to bake in the white and put them in the "fancy" liners because then you can see the design better. Let cool. (When they are cool you can place the cupcakes in the Valentine muffin wrappers if you didn't bake in them.)

  • While cooling you can start getting your frosting ready by dropping your food coloring in one drop at a time till you are happy with the color. I then used a star tip to frost them but if you would like you can use a round or even just use a knife. Then lay them out on your cake bored in your desired heart pattern.

  • When you have your desired design put a dollop of frosting on the bottom of your cupcake to hold it in place. When done I sprinkled some Valentine shaped sprinkles over the top for added decoration. It was a HUGE hit and can be done for any holiday or birthday.

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