For Valentine's day this year, Sawyer and a little buddy made cupcakes...I wanted to share some of the sweet photos from that day.
Testing out the icing...yep, it's yummy!
Starting to actually put the icing ON the cupcakes...
All done...now for the sprinkles!
A baker's dozen, ready to enjoy!
Want to make your Valentine some treats from scratch?
Give this recipe from Gifts for Giving a try!
1/2 c. butter, divided
7 T. brown sugar, packed
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. pineapple tidbits, drained
with juice reserved
6 maraschino cherries, drained
1 c. cake flour
1-1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 egg, separated
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan; stir in sugar and cinnamon until blended. Remove pan from heat; add pineapple. Lightly grease each cup in a 12-cup muffin tin; spoon one tablespoon mixture into each cup. Place a cherry half, round side-down, in the center of each cup; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form. In a large mixing bowl, cream remaining butter and sugar; beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice, beating well after each addition; fold in egg white. Pour mixture evenly into muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until cupcakes test done. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; invert onto a baking sheet to cool. Makes 12.
Have a sweet Valentine's day!