Valentine Cup Cakes with Free Printables - Wicked Wednesday

With Valentines Day just around the corner we've created some adorable ombre cup cakes,  topped with Valentines Day heart shaped messages.  These cute little cakes would make a great addition to any school class room or just as a special treat for lunch.  If you are lucky, a couple may be saved for the adults in the house.

These Valentine Day Printables can be downloaded for free here. Just print, cut and get creative.


  Valentine Day Dup Cakes

Valentine Day Dup Cakes



  • 12 Vanilla cup cakes. - use your favourite recipe.
  • 125g softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 Tbls milk
  • Food colour - I've used a deep red 


  1. Make cakes according to recipe.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and 1/2 the milk
  4. The mixture should be quite thick so it can be piped, add more milk if required
  5. Divide the mixture into 3 bowls, to create 3 shades of icing.
  6. Starting at the lightest icing, add a small amount of the red food colour and mix, adding more food colouring if required
  7. Repeat step 6 on the other two bowls of icing, adding more food colour with each bowl.
  8. Using a piping bag and a flat nozzle. pipe the icing starting at the outside and working into the middle.  Experiment with using the three shades of red to create an ombre effect.
  9. Enjoy.