Strawberry Valentine Cupcakes

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Valentine Strawberry CupcakesThese strawberry cupcakes are not new to Pennies on a Platter.  In fact, they are probably the favorite cupcake in our household.  I first made them a few years ago for Ben’s graduation party where they were a huge hit.  Since then, they have made an appearance in my oven quite a few times.  This week was no exception.  After making the heart shaped cookies (see previous post), I couldn’t resist but to also make miniature hearts to adorn the top of our favorite cupcakes.

I brought these to our neighbor’s Superbowl party.  Since the Bears fell short in making it to the big game, and I could care less about either team, I decided I wasn’t in the mood to bring something with a football theme.  I was over that.  Instead, it was more fun to bring a little girlyness (I make up words all the time) to the party and speed up the arrival of Valentine’s Day.

Valentines Strawberry Cupcakes2Everyone seemed to really enjoy the cupcakes.  There was so much yummy food at the party, that I really forgot about pitying myself regarding the Bears and instead enjoyed chomping on whatever I could fit in my stomach!  🙂  Plus, did you see that adorable Darth Vader commercial?  That cute little kid made the Superbowl for me.

Click the links below for the recipes.  The frosting is a little more pink than what shows in the photos above.  I added more powdered sugar to thicken it up this time in order to hold the cookie toppers, causing the pink color to fade.  You can also add food coloring to achieve your desired level of pink.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Sugar Cookie Hearts



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  1. These are gorgeous! Love anything strawberry, and SO appropriate for V-day!

  2. What a great idea! These cupcakes look delicious and the addition of sugar cookie hearts is such a cute touch!

  3. My husband was not a happy camper about the Bears not making it to the Super Bowl, either! We grew up in Northwest Indiana and my husband is a HUGE Bear’s fan! (Which he catches plenty of grief for, since we now live in Indianapolis…and have been here for almost 10 years!)

    Your cupcakes are picture perfect!

  4. What frosting tip did you use? Gorgeous cupcakes!

  5. This will surely draw a smile from your valentines. It was lovely a cupcakes! Perfect for this season.

  6. These are just SO adorable! I love the little cookies on top!!!

  7. I can’t wait to make these! My husband and I had strawberry cupcakes at our wedding, and we loved them!

  8. So beautiful.

  9. Ha~ I see the recipe. I wanted to know what tip you used to frosting them. Thanks!

  10. Strawberry Valentine Cupcakes are so adorable! I’ll for sure make those during Valentines. Something else to recommend for those of you who would be making the Cupcakes, I think you should make the Strawberry Tofu Dessert too because it is healthy and delicious! The recipe for people who would like to try is at

  11. These are LOVELY!

  12. The cookies are so cute! Love your color choices and the swirls!

  13. The heart shaped cookies are so gorgeous. I will surely make some of this for our girls valentine party here in the house. I think I should add some chocolate syrup as toppings to make it yummier. I can’t wait to do that.

  14. Just perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  15. huntfortheverybest says:

    they’re adorable. i love the pretty cookies!

  16. These are indeed adorable. My daughters will surely enjoy their valentines day if we try to make your recipe. That will be a great bonding for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  17. I love that you brought something “girlie” to your Superbowl party! I have got to remember to try topping my cupcakes with mini sugar cookies. That is such a cute idea.

  18. Ohh, looks so sweet! This is the right surprise for your loved one! Really nice job.

  19. Hi:
    I made your cookies recipe, and I want to say yoy, !! its fantastic !! I need to work in the decorating, but all it´s delicious.

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