To honor such a beautiful depiction of love, I made “Spaghetti and Meatball” cupcakes. They look complicated, but are surprisingly simple. All you need are a handful of ingredients and you have a sweet treat perfect for a date night or even a Lady and the Tramp movie night.
- Batch of cupcakes, your choice of flavor
- Vanilla frosting
- Strawberry preserves
- Ferrero Rocher hazelnut candy or chocolate
- Piping bag or Ziploc baggie
- Round decorating tip
Once the cupcakes are cool, pipe the frosting all over the cupcake. Pile the frosting strands one on top of another to resemble spaghetti.
Spoon half of the preserves into a small bowl. Add about a teaspoon of water. Stir. Then pop the bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds. This is to thin out the consistency of the preserves. Place the candy, one at a time, into the preserves bowl. Toss it around to coat completely. Spoon the candy over the cupcake. Drizzle some extra preserves over the top of the cupcake to make it ‘saucy’.