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Valentine Heart Cupcakes

My co-worker Clover asked me to make some cupcakes for her and I was able to get the dozen she needed out of the batch I made for my other cupcakes.  However, these had be fancy, a.k.a. difficult.  I was okay with this because I was exchanging the cupcakes for her famous fudge.

Of course she saw the domed look and wanted this.  Of course I've never tried this before and originally said it wasn't happening.  Then a video caught my eye from a YouTube channel I follow for Fondant Patchwork Cupcakes.  So it wasn't as difficult as I thought!

They turned out really well.  The first few did anyway.  Definitely have to keep the fondant on the thicker size and you can't let the fondant dry out otherwise it will crack and will not cover on the edges nicely.  She wasn't lying in her tutorial!   It takes A LOT of icing under that fondant to get this affect.

I like the look of this technique.  It's very clean.  However, I would not do this for more than 2 dozen at a time.  It took me 90 minutes to decorate 14 dozen cupcakes and it took me the same amount of time to do 1 dozen of these cupcakes.  Yikes!

Miss Clover was happy and some people at work sampled a few and really like the extra icing.  They thought it was like having a filling.  I did try the quilting affect on one of the extra ones I had and wasn't thrilled with the outcome.  Miss E was the lucky recipient of that cupcake in her lunch on Friday.


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