Learn how to decorate Valentine's Day cupcakes in this Howcast food video with expert Liz Sutton.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Sutton. I am one of the head decorators here at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes. I really enjoy working here and being a cake decorator, and more specifically, cupcake decorator. You can come visit us at our store front. It’s at One Pauline Street in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and you can also visit our website at oakleafcakes.com, and today I’m gonna be talking to you about cupcake decorating. The Valentine’s day is one of my favorite holidays as a cupcake decorator cause there’s really so much you can do. If you really want to start simple, you can color your butter cream, you know. An assortment of cupcakes with red, pink, and white frosting is simple and it gets to the point, you know, Valentine’s day colors. We can make fondant roses is really popular. Last year we made a whole bouquet of a dozen cupcakes, and they all had roses on top. So it was like an edible arrangement of a dozen roses. Another thing you can do is, you can do traditional butter cream roses on top of the cupcakes and when they’re all laid out you know, it just looks like a big bouquet of flowers. It’s really, really beautiful. Even at your local supermarket there are tons of you know, sprinkles, themed sprinkles like hearts and flowers that go on top of the cupcakes, and even something as simple as that can really brighten up a cupcake and make it pretty festive. Those are some of my ideas for Valentine’s day cupcakes.