Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chocolate Sweet Heart Cupcakes

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Before I tell you about these super cute, super EASY cupcakes we need to go over some other things!

First - Have you heard Google Friend Connect is going away?  Not really sure why.  That is how I keep up with all of the blogs I am following.  I have installed the new Linky Followers tool and Networked Blogs tool you can use to follow me if you like.  They are on the sidebar.

Second -  just wanted to say how much I appreciate every feature I have gotten on other blogs.  It really makes my day.  I absolutely love knowing that someone else enjoyed what I baked and wants to share it with their readers.  I have a page that shows all of the blogs I have been featured on.  Thanks again!

Third - Bridger from Flour n' Friends has tagged me in this fun questionnaire!  Bridget's blog is great and I love having her as one of my blog friends.  She very supportive of me and I love supporting her back!  So here I go:
12 Facts About Me:
1. I have two great kids.  Alex who is 3 1/2 and Rachel who is almost 2.  They are the best part of me!
2. I am totally a type A personality.  Very competitive, which comes out all the time.  Especially if you are playing cards with me - or any other game!
3. I have 1 sister who lives in Chicago.  Hi Kimmy!!  I want her to move to Georgia - but so far no luck.
4. I graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in accounting.  And I am a CPA.  I still hold my license and keep it up just in case I need it again someday!
5. I'm trying to work out more.  I can't say more because I haven't been at all!  I still have baby weight from Rachel and really would love to get back into my old clothes.  You know - great move baking all the time :)!
6.   I live in a great neighborhood with a bunch of stay at home mom's and I love when my kids play outside because it is like happy hour for me - minus the alcohol!
7.   I said I would NEVER drive a minivan because I hate the way they look and I am now secretly totally CRAVING one!  I think sliding doors would make my life so much easier!!
8.   I met my husband at work.  He is British and yes, he does speak with an accent.  But I really don't hear it anymore.
9. I don't think I am a very good writer.  After all I am a math geek, CPA.  But I think this blog is helping me become better and I hope you will put up with me.
10.  Every time one of my sweets is featured on another blog I am amazed.  I can't believe that someone else likes what I have baked.
11. I don't think I am that creative!  I am good at getting inspiration from other people and trying to make it my own.
12. I think I am pretty laid back, calm and nice.  But don't mess with my kids.  Remember that movie - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle - ?  The one with Rebecca De Mornay?  I am her - breaking kids arms on the playground if they mess with my babies!

Bridget's Questions for Me:
1. Whose your role model?  Hmmm - that is a hard one.  I have to say my Mom.  She is the kind of Mom I want to be and she is a strong woman.
2. Savory or Sweet? SWEET!!!  Although - I do like savory too!
3. Besides blogging..what's your next go to hobby?  I love to scrapbook also.
4. Goals for 2012?  Finish Rachel's baby book (she's almost 2) and lose those baby pounds :0!
5. Favorite thing to eat?  Chocolate
6. What's your guilty pleasure? Time alone, a.k.a. peace and quiet!
7. Favorite T.V show?  NCIS, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, Modern Family and Parenthood.  I couldn't pick just one!
8. Favorite thing to bake/cook?  Cupcakes.
9. How did you get into blogging?  I took a Wilton cake class and decided to bake something every week to practice my skills and get better.  Blogging was a way for me to keep track of what I had done and for my friends to see.  It has become a much bigger part of my life that I thought it would and I had no idea such a great community was out there.
10. What's your favorite thing to do on a weekend?  Relax and actually spend time with my husband.
11. If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go? There are so many places I haven't been.  But I have been to Australia for 3 weeks and it was so great.  I would love to go back - 3 weeks was not enough!
12. What's your favorite website? PINTEREST!  I could waste spend months there!



OH MY!!!  Back to the cupcakes: 


I first saw these cupcakes on Glorious Treats and I fell in love with them.  They are so cute and sooooo easy to make.  Bake your favorite cupcakes and make your favorite buttercream.  Once the cupcakes are cooled use serrated knife to cut the top off.


Then use a cookie cutter of your choice, I chose a heart.  The cookie cutter should be about 1" in size.  If you aren't sure just make sure that it would fit on top of a cupcake leaving a cupcake rim around the edge of the cutout.


Then frost the cupcake.  Carefully put the top of the cupcake back on over the frosting and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  That's it!!  Easy peasy.  I love these cupcakes and will be making them for every holiday :)







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72 comments:

  1. I loved this idea when I saw it on Glorious Treats, too! So easy. And is it just me or is there totally a straight-faced little dude on your cut-off cupcake? He's got two little eyes and a little line for a mouth. I don't why he'd be so sad about being a cupcake--maybe losing his hat? Am I crazy? Don't answer that.

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    1. Hahahaha! I totally see it! That was not planned. I love this idea - so many possibilities. If you are crazy then I guess I am so no answer :)

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  2. Hi Susan! These cupcakes are adorable! Love the filling :) I can totally relate on no.7! lol Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks! Glad I am not the only minivan coveter!

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    2. By the way, I have a surprise for you on my blog :) Hope to see you there!

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  3. oh I saw those too and wanted to make them, they look great!

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  4. Super cute cupcakes! :) I need to do some checking, but I heard GFC was going away just for non blogger users (those that use Wordpress but have the GFC gadget). Wonder if we'll still have ours?? Hmmm...

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    1. Thanks Dorothy. Yeah, that is what I heard too. Who knows, just thought I would add the other ones in case someone wanted to use them. I really like google reader to keep up with my blogs - but I think that will still work for now!

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  5. fun getting to know "you" thru the questions - how cute! These cuppies are so pretty, I just love how they turned out!

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  6. Uh oh...first Picnik and now GFC! {gasp!} Good thing you distracted me with your cute heart cupcakes :) And thanks for sharing your questionnaire - it's fun to learn more about all of you gals! I have to side with your sister a bit because when we are in Chicago, I find it hard to leave too! Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I love Chicago too, but I want her with me!

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  7. So beautiful! I love this idea with the pink heart!

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  8. These are gorgeous!! I love this idea, thanks for sharing! I'm going to pin this for sure!

    Willa

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  9. Love these,thanks for joining us at Creative Monday :)

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  10. What an easy fun idea! Thanks for posting this....I love projects that look difficult, but are so easy!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  11. I love the way these look! They're different, but so cute!

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  12. Thanks for linking these to Tea Party Tuesday - they are gorgeous!

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  13. Oh my gosh...I love this cupcake idea!!!! They are ADORABLE!!!

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  14. Loved learning more about you! These cupcakes are such a great idea and they are so pretty! I'm sure they taste just as perfect as they look ;)

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  15. I have been wanting to try these, I think I will now seeing how cute yours turned out! =)

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  16. This is a wonderful and very creative idea, and the result is beautiful!
    Very sweet and romantic - I love it!

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  17. I saw these too on Glorious Treats and thought they were super fun!!! I love the hot pink in your chocolate cupcakes...I agree, they need to be made for every holiday:-)

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    1. Thanks. Yes - every holiday. You will see them again. So easy!

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  18. These are super cute! I might have to make cupcakes just to make these! I look forward to reading your blog! Have a wonderful week!

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  19. Susan....I have awarded you teh Versatile Blogger Award!! Stop by and take a look!!
    http://www.randeesorganizedchaos.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  20. ADORABLE!!! Hope you share them in my famous linkz party tomorrow!!

    -Heather
    @www.made-famous-by.com

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  21. these are absolutely gorgeous........love your space..joined up using the gfc..and fb.

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  22. very cute! I have seen these around and have always wanted to try them!

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  23. This is very cute and sounds really easy to make a cupcake look so beautiful.

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  24. What a great idea - I'm definitely doing this! I loved how these looked on our bloghop this month. Sending you lots of #chocolatelove!!

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  25. OOooooh, I am SO not good at baking - these make me drool! Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to our Sleepy Sunday blog hop party!

    Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

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  26. They are so pretty & lovely!!.Perfect for this month. If you get a chance, pl link with my event too
    Decorating Challenge- Valentine’s Day Ideas

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  27. These just bring a smile to my face! I love the creative idea and I bet these cupcakes are quite the crowd pleaser! Well done!

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  28. Mmm what a smart idea of making heart cupcakes!

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    1. Gloria at Glorious Treats is a genius! These were so easy.

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  29. You are so sweet! I'm amazed too at when people feature me. it's my fav! I'm also making these cupcakes but I think I'm doing red velvet..we'll see. I have so many things to make for my styled vday shoot this weekend. Keep up the great work!!!

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    1. Yum - good luck this weekend. I bet it will be great!

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  30. Mmmm,....these look so amazing. I would never have the patience to make these so you'll just have to come visit me with some. :) Thanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

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  31. Hey! I think I could actually make these! (That's saying a lot, I'm no good in the kitchen, LOL.)

    Following you now via linky followers. Thanks for visiting me at Happy Hour Projects. :)

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  32. Love this thanks for resharing! May have to d for my girls, not excited to hear that google connect is going away, first picnic now this what is up with Google!

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  33. these cupcakes are adorable! glad that you were able to join us for the #chocolatelove bloghop!

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  34. Oh no - I didn't know GFC is going away! Bummer.

    These cupcakes are such a cute idea. I am definitely going to be making them - thanks!

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    1. Thanks. I have heard they may be keeping GFC for just blogger. We will see!

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  35. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  36. Your adorable idea has been everywhere :) Thanks for linking up in my Valentines Day link up! Here is your pin on pinterest!

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  37. Susan, I did it, I made these! Blogging about them tomorrow with a shout-out to your post. Thanks for the share!! :)

    Also don't forget, there's a Valentine-themed link party going on this week at Happy Hour Projects too if you want to share your projects from this year and get some last-minute inspiration!

    http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/02/share-love-valentine-link-party.html

    Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

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  38. Hi There!
    I'd love it if you come to my blog and enter this in my linky party, called A Themed Baker's Sundy where the theme is Cupcakes!
    Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  39. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week.

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  40. Your cupcakes looks amazing with the pink hearts.
    I'm following you on Linky too.
    Pat

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  41. nice to meet you!! I drive a minivan...haha! your chocolate cupcakes look fabulous!! I am your newest linky follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  42. Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays Susan! I hope to see your newest posts tomorrow :) Have a fabulous weekend!

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