My kids and I love to do Valentine crafts so this year we made a video for you and the special kids in your life of a quick, easy, and fun Valentine cupcake topper that you can make together.
I used boxed cake mix for my cupcakes and homemade butter cream icing but you can just as easily use store bought icing, too! It’s not about making it from scratch so much as it is spending the time together and having fun as a family.
These are great for class parties or a special family dinner. What better way to celebrate having wonderful people in your life than to sit down around a dinner table? Hope you enjoy this video from Brady, Katy, and myself. My recipe for icing is below.
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Butter Cream Icing
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2 tsp butter flavoring (can use vanilla in it’s place)
- 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 2-4 Tablespoons water
In large bowl, cream butter or margarine with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add butter flavoring. Add one cup of confectioner’s sugar and 2 tablespoons water, beating well on medium speed. Add remaining sugar and beat until well blended. Scrape down sides if needed. If icing needs more water, add one tablespoon and beat again until light and fluffy. May add an additional tablespoon if necessary (close your eyes real quick and see if you can spell necessary off the top of your head. If you can, you’re a better person than I am!).
Ice cupcakes and let kids decorate! Be sure you put sprinkles on as soon as you are done icing so they will stick.
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.