What You Need:
(Makes: 28 cupcakes)
1 package of white cake mix (regular size)
4 cups of confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup of shortening
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of butter flavoring, optional
2 tablespoons of milk
1 to 2 drops of red food coloring, optional
1 to 2 drops of yellow food coloring, optional
1 to 2 drops of blue food coloring, optional
What to Do:
STEP 1) Prepare the cake mix batter according to package directions for cupcakes.
STEP 2) Place paper or foil liners in a heart-shaped or standard muffin tin. Fill cups half full of batter. Bake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
STEP 3) For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla, butter flavoring if desired and milk until smooth.
STEP 4) Divide frosting into fourths if desired; place in four separate bowls. Leave one bowl untinted. Add one color of food coloring to each of the other three bowls; stir until well blended. Frost the cupcakes. Pipe the untinted frosting around edges and decorate tops with Valentine phrases.
STEP 5) Happy Valentine’s Day & Enjoy!