Red Velvet Holiday Bridal Shower Cupcake

For the bride who loves a classic luxe style and whose shower is taking place during a "red" holiday season such as Christmas or Valentine's Day, there's no more appropriate dessert to serve than this red velvet cupcake.

I originally styled these cupcakes for a Valentine's Day article but thought they would be gorgeous as bridal shower treats for a pre-nuptial affair with a holiday flair!

Simple red velvet cupcakes topped with lots of cream cheese frosting are gorgeously romantic on their own, but the damask pattern on the wrapper really bring the cupcakes to a whole new level of sophistication.

Heart Cupcake How-to:

Step 1: Bake a batch of Red Velvet cupcakes in baking cups and ice them with white frosting.

Step 2: Make a pattern for the cupcake wrap by wrapping white paper (or cardstock) around the cupcake and trimming it to fit.

Step 3: Place the cupcake wrap pattern on red-flocked or holiday paper, trace it, and cut it out. (I used paper from a holiday collection in a book by the company, me & my BIG ideas.)

Step 4: The heart rhinestone is actually a brad, which I simply inserted into the front of the wrap and secured the prongs in the back. But, you could use a rhinestone sticker or similar embellishment to adorn the wrap.

Step 5: Wrap the cupcake with the holiday paper and use tape to keep it closed.

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