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Have a Heart Cupcakes

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


  • 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


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

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