Cinnamon Frosted Cupcakes

I love cinnamon and when I saw these cinnamon heart candies in the store, I knew just what I was going to make. Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting,with the cinnamon hearts on top. These cinnamon hearts are one of my moms favorites, and she loved these cupcakes.


I just love all the heart shaped items they have out this time of year.

 

I made King Arthurs Tender White Cake into Cupcakes

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
1 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons cream
2 teaspoons cinnamon extract
White Americolor food coloring (about6 drops)
Beat shortening, sugar with cream and extract and coloring until creamy.

you will also need:
808 piping tip
clear sugar sprinkles
toothpicks for cinnamon hearts

Place frosting in piping bag with 808 tip, apply sprinkles right after piping, so they stick. Next put each cinnamon heart on a toothpick to stick into the top if each cupcake.

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  1. 1

    Those are so cute! I love all the adorable desserts people come up with this time of year, I want to try them all!

  2. 2

    You are a cupcake genius! I love the way the hearts stand up, the toothpick trick is great.

  3. 3

    These are wonderful Diane, I love cinnamon in everything and I just adore the way little hearts stand on the icing, so beautiful!

  4. 4

    Perfect! Your Mom is going to love these beautiful cupcakes. What a lovely daughter you are too ;)

  5. 5
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says:

    Cupcake perfection – simple, cute, delicious. Love!

  6. 6

    I love the frosting…I must get the 808 tip!!!

  7. 7

    Prettiest cupcakes ever and the buttercream sounds delightful!

  8. 8

    These are not only adorable, they are creative! I’m actually embarrassed to say I have never even heard of cinnamon extract! Cool! My husband love these because he love cinnamony things. I just posted some cookies with Red Hots in them. He’s a happy guy! :) Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! xoxo
    Cookin’ Cowgirl

  9. 9

    Diane, your cupcakes not only sound delicious, but they are picture perfect! The sugared frosting is lovely, and the cinnamon jelly hearts provide the perfect touch of whimsy and valentine-red!

  10. 10

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! I love how the hearts stand up. And cinnamon frosting? Yummy!

  11. 11

    Your cupcakes look so beautiful. I always have such a hard time icing my cupcakes for some reason…any tips?!

    http://www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

  12. 13

    the presentation is really great! i wanna eat them all now. haha

  13. 14

    Diane, you KNOW how I love a little SPICE in my food. ;)
    These sound perfect!!

  14. 15

    these are soo stinking cute and perfect!!

  15. 16

    Mmm, I must try these very soon. Thanks for sharing!

  16. 17

    I’ve seen that recipe before too, will have to try it! These look adorable and I love how the frosting looks! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  17. 18

    i was wondering how to made those hearts to stay there. the toothpick did the trick ;)
    Happy Valentine’s day Diane to you and yours!

  18. 19

    That frosting is piped on there so perfectly cute, and I love the sugar sprinkle. And the sweetly placed heart. Just perfect! I want to taste it!

  19. 20

    The picture of perfection!

  20. 21

    These are gorgeous! I just posted a similar cupcake yesterday, but used a pretzel rod to hold my gummy in! This is my first time visiting your site, but I just love it! Gorgeous pictures! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/02/valentine-cupcakes.html

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