I wanted them to be special but I also wanted them to be simple. I used a box of strawberry cake mix and a jar and a half of strawberry frosting. Not only were the strawberry cupcakes pink but Southerners love strawberry cupcakes so a win all around. The easiest way to frost a cupcake is to place it in a piping bag and swirl it up on top. I then tossed on a few valentines sprinkles and there's your cupcake!
For the topper I used the ballerina dress from the Cricut cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up. I cut out two dresses for each cupcake. I taped a mini bamboo skewer to one dress to secure it and then using a glue stick, I sandwiched the skewer with another dress. Make sense? Dress, skewer, dress.
This was one happy ballerina!
*** If you are interested in these toppers but are unable to make your own, feel free to send me an e-mail at thecreativevault(at)hotmail(dot)com to inquire about purchasing.