Cupid Cupcakes

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Love, Jelly Belly style! If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, create these beautiful cupcakes with an assortment of jelly beans and confections and watch the sparks fly!

Recipe makes 22 Cupid Cupcakes.

Video Tutorial

Cupid Cupcakes
Recipe and photography courtesy of Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors of Hello, Cupcake!



  1. Divide the frosting evenly between 2 bowls. Tint one bowl light pink with the red food coloring. Cover the bowls with plastic wrap to prevent drying.
  2. Working on 1 cupcake at a time, spread some of either frosting on top of a cupcake to make smooth. Add Jelly Belly jelly beans, Cherry Sours, Petite Sour Hearts, Red Raspberry Hearts, Fruit Gems, and Licorice Pastels in desired love message patterns on top of the cupcakes (see photo for ideas).
  3. For the butterfly, arrange 2 pink Licorice Pastels, end to end, in the center of the cupcake. Place 2 red hearts on either side of licorice for the wings. Pipe antennae with the chocolate decorating frosting.