Would you like to know how to make some special Hidden Heart Cupcakes? Because you know how everyone loves biting into a cupcake only to find a hidden heart unless you’re anything like me and you miss the heart altogether because you’re too busy stuffing your face.
These little suckers require a bit more time and effort than normal vanilla cupcakes, but they’re totally worth it just to see the person you love, or the person you’re trying to tell you love be surprised by what’s inside.
INGREDIENTS FOR ICING
· 1 1/2 cups white sugar
· 1/2 cup water
· 3 large egg whites
· 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
· 1 tsp vanilla essence
· Pink gel food colourant
· Blue gel food colourant
1. In a stovetop safe glass bowl combine sugar, water, egg whites, and cream of tartar and then mix on high with a handheld mixer until combined, about 30 seconds.
2. Then place the bowl on top of a pot of boiling water (water should only be about 1-2 inches deep) and beat with the mixer for about seven minutes until stiff peaks occur.
3. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Beat for a further 2 to 3 minutes. The icing should be smooth, glossy and firm.
4. Tint the marshmallow frosting with whatever colour takes your fancy.