My perfect Valentine’s gift would definitely be something food related, so what better way to show appreciation to your loved ones than with some beautifully decorated cupcakes. These tutorials are definitely for those of you who want to try something more than just a few heart shaped sprinkles, but if baking isn’t your thing, then just pick up some ready made cakes and focus on the decoration instead.
Learn how to pipe a rose out of buttercream to top your cupcakes with Preppy Kitchen. Make a dozen roses for someone special or share them with your best friends.
If you want to make something with more of a crafty edge, then these fondant hearts, from Zoe’s Fancy Cakes, decorated with stamps and pens will be right up your street. You can use any shape or message, so they’re really versatile.
Mix things up a bit and turn your cupcakes into geometric hearts with this tutorial by Cakes by Lynz. There are 3 different levels of decoration, so there’s something for all abilities here.
If you love to bake and want to decorate the inside of your cupcake as well as the top, then follow this hidden heart tutorial from Cupcake Jemma.
Are words of affirmation your love language? Then these cute ‘love’ calligraphy toppers from Sweetie Darling Cakes will help you share your message. Her tutorial is very helpful and explains what could go wrong and how to fix it.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romance. In many parts of the world it’s a day to celebrate friendship too, so get decorating and send everyone a little bit of love!
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot, usually splitting her time between the UK and Peru. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.