DIY: Valentines Cupcakes or Muffins

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altDo you have a heart shaped muffin pan for Valentine’s Day?  Guess what?  You don’t need one! 

All you need are a few marbles, a regular muffin pan, and cupcake papers!  If you have kids in the house, there’s an excellent  chance you’ll have a handful of marbles laying around.

Oh, and you’ll also need your favorite muffin or cupcake recipe! How cute would a plateful delicious hearts be at your Valentine’s Day party?  Or to bring to your child’s class on Valentine’s Day?!  I know . . . so cute! This is so easy and fun, so let’s get started!

To make heart shapes, place a marble between the outside of the paper cup and the inside of each circle. Set aside.

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Fill each paper cup about 3/4 the way up with your muffin or cupcake batter.

Bake!

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Some Additional Notes:

Should your kiddos not have any marbles, a crumbled piece of foil will work, too! If your paper cup pops up and out of the pan when you insert the marble or foil, fill it with a bit of the batter first to weight it down.

I wish I could say I came up this fabulous idea on my own, but alas I’ve seen it done before — and I think it’s brilliant!