This Sprinkled Heart Cupcakes tutorial shows you how to decorate cupcakes using a small, heart-shaped cookie cutter, sprinkles, and your favorite cupcakes! It's easy, it's fun, and the recipient of your cupcakes will absolutely love them!
Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes using a large round piping tip like the Wilton 1A decorating tip.
With an offset spatula, smooth and level out the top of each cupcake. You will need a relatively flat surface to place the cookie cutter on to.
Gently place your heart shaped cookie cutter on top. You don't need to push it down super far—just enough so there are no open gaps between the cookie cutter and the frosting.
Add a small amount of sprinkles inside the cookie cutter using a teaspoon or a small spoon, preferable with a long handle works well.
Rotate and tilt the cupcake around to move the sprinkles into place. This helps to cover any open areas. If you need to add in more sprinkles though, go for it.
When finished, tap the sprinkles gently into place using your finger or food tweezers. If you don't get all the sprinkles, the next step will help remove them!
Remove any excess sprinkles by simply placing a finger on top of the cookie cutter and carefully tilting it over top of the bowl.
To remove the cookie cutter, gently lift the cookie cutter up and away from the cupcake using both hands. With your finger or the food tweezers, you can pat down any remaining loose sprinkles.
Repeat again until all of your cupcakes are decorated, then enjoy!
It's best to decorate the cupcakes on a surface like a baking sheet or jelly roll pan—something that has a lip or sides to it to catch any rogue sprinkles from rolling off the table.
Do not get frustrated if you have a few sprinkles that simply don't want to stay put. Watching my sprinkled heart cupcakes tutorial video, you'll see I even had a few! I'm looking at you, blue sprinkle!
When you pull up the cookie cutter, you'll have frosting and some sprinkles stuck to the inside and, possibly, outside. Use a paper towel to wipe that off before adding it to your next cupcake!
The wavy cupcake liners I used are a favorite of mine from Wilton! I've used them before in black for my Devil's Food Cupcakes! They also come in a few other random colors, but they are a little harder to find!
Decorating cupcakes shouldn't leave you feeling stressed out. This way of decorating cupcakes is meant to be fun! And if you have a few loose sprinkles or your frosting isn't perfectly smooth—it's okay! Your friends and family will still love these cupcakes!
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