Valentine’s Day Hack: Make heart-shaped cupcakes with a regular tin

By megret | February 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm | 46 comments | Hacks, Morsels

You don’t have to have a heart-shaped muffin tin to make fun heart-shaped muffins or cupcakes for Valentine’s Day.

Simply line a tin with paper liners, then drop a marble in between the tin and liner. (Balls of aluminum foil will also work.)

Heart cupcake liners

Carefully fill the liners to a little over 1/2 full (overfilling will cover the heart shape effect). Bake, remove from pan, remove marbles, cool, and frost.

Cupcake hearts

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  1. Vanessa (5 years ago)

    What a great yet simple idea.

  2. Jamaise (5 years ago)

    See, I told you! Really neat idea :))

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  13. Candyce (2 years ago)

    certainly worth a try for Valentine’s Day, or for someone’s birthday. I wonder if folks have had any problems with the marbles cracking or exploding?

  14. James Snider (2 years ago)

    Cool! I think that even I can do that. Thanks for the creative tip.

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    I always wonder how people find out these thngs work lol

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    What a great, simple idea! It is one of the items featured in my blot post on Valentine’s breakfasts. Thanks for sharing it :)

  27. Teena (2 years ago)

    Did this today with brownies. So easy and such a cute end result. Love it. Thanks for sharing

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    I tried this, it worked Great!!! Was a hit for our Valentines Banquet for church!! Thank you!!

  32. Jillian (2 years ago)

    Wow, I never knew that you could do something like this without the specific baking casts. I never would have thought about using a marble to make a specific shape. So cute! I am going to give it a try. Thanks for the post and the nice pictures :) Very inspiring.

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  41. Emma (1 year ago)

    How smart!

  42. Suzanne McClendon (1 year ago)

    What a clever idea. I’ll have to give it a try one day. Have a great week!

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    Some marbles will crack in the heat. A safer alternative is using round pie weights. Great idea for heart shaped sweets!

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    So simple and clever! On the list to do for Valentines Day.

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