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Have a Heart Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min.

Every now and then we all need a little love! Bake up a dozen of these little cakes as a thank-you gift or for Valentine's Day. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Have a Heart Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Aqua blue food coloring or coloring of your choice
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Red shoestring licorice, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • Aqua blue colored sugar or color of your choice


  1. Tint 3 tablespoons icing with food coloring; set aside. Frost cupcakes.
  2. Using a toothpick, draw a heart into the icing. Following the pattern, gently press licorice into frosting to form heart.
  3. Fill heart with colored sugar. Pipe colored icing onto curved ends of licorice to hold in place.

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