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Cupids Arrow Cupcakes

Create these easy and stunning cake toppers with just a little fondant and candy melts
Prep Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, valentine cupcakes, valentine food, valentine party
Servings: 12
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Lindsay


Cupcake Mix

  • White cake mix + ingredients to make them
  • ¼ tsp pink gel food coloring

Buttercream Ingredients

  • ½ cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the Decorations

  • 12 small pretzel sticks
  • ½ cup pink candy melts
  • 4-5 oz. red rolling fondant


  • Mix cake batter according to the box’s directions. Add gel food coloring and mix until batter is completely tinted.
  • Scoop into a muffin tin, lined with paper liners and bake according to the package’s directions.
  • Allow to cool completely before baking.
  • While the cupcakes cool, prepare the buttercream: In a large bowl, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on low and gradually increase to high.
  • Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop into a piping bag with Wilton tip #21 attached.
  • Frost each cupcake.
  • Line a pan with wax paper. Knead rolling fondant until smooth.
  • Roll 24 fondant spheres, about one inch in size each.
  • To create a heart, press the bottom two fondant spheres together, pointing it at the end. Repeat to create 12 fondant hearts and set aside on half of the wax-paper-lined pan.
  • Line up 12 pretzel sticks on lined pan. In a small bowl, microwave pink candy melts in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 1mg