Bloody glass cupcakesHere at Readers Lane, we have a conflicted-at-best approach to commercialized “holidays” such as Valentine’s Day. But no matter how you feel about February 14, we have a one-size-fits-all recipe for your valentine: Bloody Cupcakes! (Yes, it’s a Martha Stewart recipe. Don’t cross her.)

Aggravated at your spouse? Seethingly resentful toward your ungrateful kids? Need the perfect stalkerish snack to leave on your ex’s doorstep? These frightening little cakes, impaled with bloody shards of sugar “glass,” will say it all for you.

Of course, the cake part is really just a standard vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting — the bloody glass is the key. So if you want to get creative, you could get a heart-shaped cake pan and force that special someone to eat your bleeding heart (or, er, another anatomical part). Or use this alphabet baking pan to spell out your grievances as sweet bite-size treats.

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