Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Cupids Arrow Cupcakes

Published on February 8, 2013 by   ·   4 Comments Pin It
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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.

Image via Bakerella

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.

Image via Bakerella

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.

Image via Bakerella

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.

Image via Bakerella

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)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line trays with cupcake papers.
  • Stir Ener-G Egg Replacer with water in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together with another wire whisk.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
  • Pour into cupcake pans and drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Makes 24 cupcakes

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

  • Sift sugar and set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
  • Then, add the sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.
  • And frost away.

Original recipe and images via Bakerella.  Veganized by us.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Darlinda says:

    Adorable!! Love these. GGA has the best recipes.

  2. OMG! Those are so sweet. My daughter and I made some Love Bug Brownie Bites today out of Pure Bars (http://www.rawdorable.blogspot.com/2013/02/last-minute-love-bug-brownie-bites.html). I’ll bet she’ll want some Cupid Cupcakes next :-)

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