Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame. Darling, you give love a bad name!
We saw these gorgeous little babies on Bakerella and knew they were ripe for veganizing.
Here’s our revamp of their decidedly un-vegan takes;
To make these love struck cupcakes, you just need to insert a 6-inch lollipop stick through the top part of the cupcake papers.
You can use a toothpick to pierce through the paper on each side to make it easier to push the stick through. Hold the paper on each side as you push the stick through so the paper doesn’t separate from the cupcake.
Then you can cut out sweet little hearts to attach to each end. You can download and print the hearts here.
Actually, cut out the hearts ahead of time so you’re prepared.
Attach the small heart to one end with a small piece of tape and cut two slits through the larger heart to allow the stick to slide through.
Cut along the white lines on the larger heart for a more feathery look. I decided not to because I thought they looked cleaner this way.
Or if you are more prepared, you can look for two different size heart paper punches and some pink or red heavyweight paper and save a lot of cutting time.
To decorate the cupcakes, use an Ateco Tip #807 to swirl on a mountain of vegan creamy cream cheese frosting.
Then sprinkle a few tee-niny heart sprinkles right on top.
But if you want to make them even easier, you can simply insert the arrow straight down through the frosting and into the cake below.
You can turn them into bleeding heart cupcakes, too. So easy!
Just attach a few hearts sprinkles upside down onto the frosting.
You can use jumbo, regular and miniature heart sprinkles.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Ener-G Egg Replacer – 2 1/2 teaspoons Egg Replacer plus 4 tablespoons water mixed separately
1 cup grapeseed or canola oil
1 cup soy milk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 oz. red food coloring (make sure it doesn’t have cochineal – beetles ew! in it)
Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. vegan cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup Earth Balance butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
Original recipe and images via Bakerella. Veganized by us.