#SharetheLovePWL with Cupcakes and Downloadable Tag Designs

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Pay it Forward and Show How Much You Care

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for expressing love and affection to your significant other, friends, and family. One way to show your love is by baking homemade cupcakes. Cupcakes are a fun and festive treat that can be customized to suit any taste or occasion. Here’s how to make Valentine’s Day cupcakes that are sure to win hearts.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with batter.
  7. Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating.

Decorating Ideas:

  1. Frosting: You can use any type of frosting you like, such as buttercream, cream cheese, or whipped cream. You can also color the frosting with food coloring to match the Valentine’s Day theme.
  2. Toppings: Sprinkle crushed candy hearts, sprinkles, or edible glitter on the frosting.
  3. Toppers: Cut out heart-shaped paper or fabric and attach it to a toothpick or skewer. Stick the topper into the center of the cupcake for a fun and festive touch.
  4. Writing: Use a food-safe marker or piping bag filled with melted chocolate to write love messages on top of the cupcakes.

Valentine’s Day cupcakes are a fun and delicious way to show love and appreciation for the special people in your life. With these simple ingredients and decorating ideas, you can create a batch of cupcakes that are sure to be a hit.

Share The Love…In Real-Life Tags and Wrappers

Share The Love cupcake wrappers! Affix the tag to the back, to make somebody feel special. Download our custom cupcake wrapper HERE.

Share beyond those you know. Drop goodies off at nursing homes, stores, Fire Stations, or a few blocks from your neighborhood. 

We have also created a custom #SharetheLovePWL tag that you can download HERE and print at home. There are many ways to use it, as you surprise people in the community with random acts of kindness this February.

With a handwritten note on the back, this makes for a one-of-a-kind way to lift the recipient’s spirits. 


Rebecca Barnes is the Publisher of Prince William Living magazine and Brides & Weddings magazine. She is a lifelong resident of Prince William County and a volunteer with OWL VFD. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a Grandma, visiting Walt Disney World, blogging at Sightseeing Sidekick, reading, and sleeping.


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