Easy Love-Themed Red Velvet Cupcakes Tutorial

red velvet cupcakes

Hey Glossies, fancy baking this weekend? Why not try to make love-inspired red velvet cupcakes that perfectly match our special design It’s All About Love box? Designed by LoveRosieCakes, here is step-by-step guide to recreating these adorably-decorated cupcakes. They look good and taste even better…

Step 1: Bake Your Red Velvet Cupcakes

To make 12 red velvet cupcakes, mix:

  • 110g of butter
  • 110g of caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 90g of self-raising flour
  • 20g of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of red velvet flavouring
  • a few drops of red food colouring

Your batter should be this gorgeous, deep red colour!

red velvet cupcakes

Place 12 cupcakes cases onto a baking tray, fill them with batter, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven (180C in a fan oven, or gas mark 4).

Step 2: Make Your Decorations

While your red velvet cupcakes are baking, you can start to create the toppings. You’ll need ready to roll icing in red, pink, black and blue.

  • Make the marbled hearts:

To create a marbled effect, mix the red and pink icing together into a ball. Using a rolling pin, you can then roll out the mixture and cut-out individual hearts using heart-shaped cutters.

red velvet cupcakes

  • Make the red, black and blue hearts:

You can then roll the red, black and blue icing into three individual balls. Then, using a rolling pin, roll out the icing balls and cut out heart shapes in various sizes. Rosie then used letter stamps to write personalised messages.

red velvet cupcakes

Step 3: Make The Butter Cream Icing

Once you’ve taken the cupcakes out of the oven and left them to cool, mix 140g of butter and 280g of icing sugar and leave it to cool in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Decorate!

You’ll need a piping bag and nozzle for this part! Fill the bag ¾ of the way up with the butter cream and pipe it onto the cooled cupcakes. You can then add your heart-shaped decorations to some of the cupcakes, and top the rest with various sprinkles.

red velvet cupcakes

The Result

And voilà, 12 stunning ‘It’s All About Love’ red velvet cupcakes that taste even yummier than they look!

red velvet cupcakes

Check out Rosie’s website for more baking insight and visit our blog for more cupcake recipes. Oh, and if you’re not already a Glossy, subscribe today to pre-order your March GLOSSYBOX!



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