12 standard Rich Chocolate Cupcakes (see Recipe Center)
1/2 cup instant chocolate pudding or whipped cream
12 candy hearts with messages
3 cups Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (see Recipe Center)
1 4 1/4 ounce tube red Decorating Icing fitted with #16 star tip
72 heart-shaped red and pink candies
1. Cut off top (dome) of each cupcake. Scoop out 1 scant tablespoon of cake from center of each bottom. Fill each with about 1/2 tablespoon pudding. Place a candy heart in center and cover with cupcake top.
2. Frost cupcakes. Using icing, pipe a heart on each cupcake. Press red ad pink candies into frosting around cupcake edge. Makes 12 valentines.