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Love Bug Cupcakes – Adorable Lady Bugs perfect for Valentine’s!

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Love bug cupcakes are a must make for Valentine’s Day!  These moist and delicious cupcakes go together quickly and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day or really for any holiday!

Love Bug Cupcakes

Since Valentine’s Day is all about showing your sweetheart how much you love them, a cupcake idea that will fit into that theme easily are Love Bug Cupcakes! 

This easy Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe will come together very quickly with ingredients like prepared cupcakes, white frosting, pink candy melts, candy eyes, confetti hearts, black licorice, pink food coloring and an edible food marker.

We think Valentine’s Day is a such a fun holiday since the whole family can get involved with the food!  Plus these adorable Lady Bug cupcakes would work perfectly for a classroom party!

Love Bug Cupcakes

 

Here are some questions you may have about the Lady Bug styled Love Bug Cupcakes: 

COULD I USE A BLACK EDIBLE GEL FOR THE MOUTH INSTEAD OF THE MARKER?

Yes, you would definitely use that. 

WOULD IT BE OKAY TO SUBSIUTE RED FROSTING FOR THE PINK AND THEN USE RED CANDY WAFERS INSTEAD?

Absolutely!  You can customize them however you would like!

Here is our recipe for these adorable Love Bug Cupcakes!  Enjoy! 

Love Bug Cupcakes

What’s Needed

– 6 Prepared Cupcakes
– 1 Can White Frosting
– 6 Pink Candy Melts
– Edible Candy Eyes
– Edible Confetti Hearts
– Black Licorice
– Pink Food Coloring
– Black Edible Food Marker

Directions

 

1. Scoop out about ½ of the frosting and place in a bowl. Add 1-2 drops of the pink food coloring and mix well.


2. Frost the cupcakes with the remaining white frosting. Then with the pink frosting, frost about ¾ of the cupcake leaving a little “V”wedge in the back. The pink will represent wings.


3. Cut little slivers of black licorice to represent the antennas. You will need 12.


4. Place a dab of frosting on the back of the candy eyes and place on the pink candy melts. Draw a smile with your edible marker.
3. In the front of the cupcake, place a lovebug head and 2 antennas. Then, place 3 confetti hearts on each side of the wings.
4. You now have a cute little love bug cupcake! Enjoy!!

Love Bug Cupcakes - Adorable Lady Bugs perfect for Valentine's!

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Prepared Cupcakes
  • - 1 Can White Frosting
  • - 6 Pink Candy Melts
  • - Edible Candy Eyes
  • - Edible Confetti Hearts
  • - Black Licorice
  • - Pink Food Coloring
  • - Black Edible Food Marker

Instructions

 

Scoop out about ½ of the frosting and place in a bowl. Add 1-2 drops of the pink food coloring and mix well.

Frost the cupcakes with the remaining white frosting. Then with the pink frosting, frost about ¾ of the cupcake leaving a little “V”wedge in the back. The pink will represent wings.

Cut little slivers of black licorice to represent the antennas. You will need 12.

Place a dab of frosting on the back of the candy eyes and place on the pink candy melts. Draw a smile with your edible marker.

In the front of the cupcake, place a lovebug head and 2 antennas. Then, place 3 confetti hearts on each side of the wings.

You now have a cute little love bug cupcake! Enjoy!!

 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 275mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 37g Protein: 3g

We love creating things as a family for Valentine’s Day.  Check out some of these fun and easy Valentine’s Day family ideas!

 

 

Chocolate Heart Candy Box

Chocolate Heart Box

or these yummy Rice Krispie Treats!

Rice Krispie Heart Treats

Another fun tradition that I love doing with my kids for Valentine’s Day happens to be making the cards that my kids will be passing out to their friends! You can find a couple of great ideas for homemade Valentine’s Day cards in these posts:

Printable Robot Valentines

Printable Lunchbox Love Notes

15 Free Fonts for Valentine’s Day

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