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Adorable Cupids Bow Valentine Cupcakes

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There’s no denying the cuteness of these Cupids Bow Valentine Cupcakes! These are the perfect Valentine cupcake recipe that packs so much flavor and taste. You’re going to want to make these bow and arrow cupcakes for Valentine’s Day!

And the best part? You get to use a boxed mix as the base! Could this Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe be any better? If you’re a fan of cupcake recipes, you’re going to love this simple dessert.

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No matter if you’re making these cupcakes for yourself or for someone else, there’s no denying the cuteness that these will bring!

Make certain when you’re making the bows, that you put the covered pretzel sticks on a wax paper lined pan so they don’t stick.

This recipe does make 24 fondant cupcakes so you might want to cut it in half to make less. (and don’t forget to get your pink gel food coloring or the frosting will be white!)

You’ll love making Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts like this one!

Cupids Bow Valentine Cupcakes

Since you get to make these cupcakes using a cake mix, there’s really not a lot to worry about. The main thing to remember is to use cupcake liners in the cupcake tin so that they don’t stick and are easy to remove. You’re going to want to let the cupcakes cool completely before you even start to decorate.

I’d also recommend using an electric mixer and a piping bag so that you can mix properly and decorate easily.

I love to make these cupcakes during the Valentine’s Day holiday. These are a fun treat to have at home or to share with family and friends.

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How do you know when cupcakes are done baking?

You can use the good old toothpick test! All you need to do is insert a clean toothpick into the center of the cupcake. If it comes out clean, it means that the cupcakes are done baking and ready to remove from the oven.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning doesn’t have to be stressful. You can easily make your own weekly meal plan for everyone in the family to enjoy. All you need to do is plan out the meals below to get organized and to get started.

Main Dish: Mediterranean Turkey Casserole

Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Leftover Boiled Potato Recipes

Refreshing Drink: New Years Eve Drinks for Kids

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Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make this Cupids Bow Cupcakes Recipe, why stop there? There are so many great cupcake recipes that you’re not going to want to miss any of them! I’ve gathered up some of my favorites to share with all of you.

Andes Mint Cupcakes are an easy and delicious flavor! One of my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe!

Rocky Road Cupcakes just might become your newest favorite treat.

These Apple-Shaped Cupcakes are perfect for fall snacking.

Trust me on this…You don’t want to miss out on these Lucky Charm Cupcakes.

These Teddy Bear Cupcakes are too cute!

Raspberry Cupcakes are like no other cupcake flavor.

Green Velvet Cupcakes are bright green and full of awesome taste. (like red velvet, but green!)

Cupids Bow Cupcakes Recipe

Can you freeze cupcakes after they’re baked?

You can. Just pop them in the freezer WITHOUT frosting. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy, just unthaw, frost, and eat.

More Cake Mix Recipes:

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Cupids Bow Valentine Cupcakes

These are the perfect cupcakes for Valentine's Day!


  • White cake mix + ingredients listed
  • ¼ teaspoon of pink gel food coloring

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of milk


  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • ½ cup of pink candy melts
  • 4-5 ounces of red rolling fondant


  1. Make cake mixture via box directions and add in pink coloring.
  2. Put mixture into cupcake liners in the tin and bake according to box directions.
  3. Let cool before decorating.  As the cupcakes are cooling, it's time to make the frosting.
  4. Beat the butter, sugar, and milk with a mixer. Start low and increase to high.
  5. Once the frosting is a bit stiff, put it into a piping bag with a #21 Wilton tip attached.
  6. Put the frosting on the cupcakes.
  7. Line a baking pan with wax paper and roll out the fondant until it's nice and smooth.
  8. Make 24 spheres about an inch in size.
  9. To make a heart, put the two spheres together with a point on the end. Do this to make 12 hearts.
  10. Put the pretzels on a pan. Melt the pink candy melts in a bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals and stir in between each time.
  11. Once melted, pour into a piping bag and cut out the tip.
  12. Make two v-shapes on every pretzel stick and let harden for about 20 minutes.
  13. Put one pretzel in each cupcake and then add a heart.

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