Sam’s Smart Cookies- Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Small Bakes

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These cupcakes were made originally for a wedding. They are vanilla cupcakes topped with a vanilla swirl of buttercream and finished with tiny heart shaped sprinkles. I loved the gorgeous butterfly cupcake wrappers which were fiddly to do up but worth it as they were so pretty.

Although I originally started off baking cookies and other small bakes it is amazing how cupcakes have taken off in the last three years or so since I started up Sam’s Smart Cookies. It was funny as more and more customers were coming to me for cupcakes I did wonder about changing my business name for a while. I love making cupcakes and decorating them even more but personally I find eating them rather too sweet. I would prefer a nice fresh warm scone or a chewy flapjack.

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My luxurious chocolate cupcakes come in several different chocolate designs for Valentine’s Day. I made these with handmade sugar roses.
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This version of my wedding and Valentine’s Day cupcakes is made with white chocolate. They are also topped with handmade sugarpaste roses and were baked in pretty spotty tulip style cupcake cases.
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These cupcakes are the similar to the ones above featured in the butterfly cupcake wrappers but this time I added some special heart cupcake wrappers I was given as a present.
In the previous two years I had requests for Whoopie Pies. I don't make these very often but I enjoyed making these chocolate whoopies with marshmallow frosting topped with giant red hearts!
In the previous two years I had requests for Whoopie Pies. I don’t make these very often but I enjoyed making these chocolate whoopies with marshmallow frosting topped with giant red hearts!
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These mini Love Heart themed cakes were made for someone who loves the sweets of the same name! I used a heart shaped silicone mould to bake chocolate sponges then coated them in buttercream and pastel fondant icing.
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My personal favourite way of serving the Valentine’s Day chocolate cupcakes. I bought these chocolate heart truffles from Marks and Spencers to top these beauties.
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These cupcakes were rosewater flavoured cupcakes inspired by the recipe in the Primrose Bakery cupcake book and topped with rosewater pink buttercream. I made the glittery wonky hearts to top them along with some sugar sprinkles.

I am really looking forward to baking some more Valentine’s Day cupcakes over the next couple of days.  It has been amazing how some people love to give cupcakes to their loved ones to show them that they care or even to treat themselves. My husband would not thank me for these as he says he doesn’t like sweet buttercream even though I have seen him munching on my leftovers!  Haha, caught in the act!

Happy Baking!

Love Sam xx

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