Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, and pink food coloring until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract; mix until combined.
Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, alternating between flour and milk; mix until combined.
In a small bowl, add baking soda to apple cider vinegar. It will fizz up! Mix thoroughly and add to your batter; mix just until combined.
Scoop batter into cupcake liners – no more than ⅔ full, or use a #24 disher to scoop batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Check cupcakes around 15 minutes to avoid over-baking. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cupcake, if it comes out clean it is done. Remove cupcakes from oven and allow cupcakes to cool in cupcake pan for 5 minutes; transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Cupcakes should be cooled completely before frosting.
In a microwave safe bowl, add pink melting wafers and paramount crystals. Microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir slowly. Replace in microwave for 15 second increments until melting wafers are completely melted.
Using a piping bag or spoon fill ribbon chocolate mold cavities; gently tap mold on table to evenly distribute chocolate. Allow chocolate in mold to cool slightly before placing in refrigerator to harden. Chocolate should take about 5-10 minutes to harden in fridge.
Once pink ribbons have hardened, gently tap mold upside down on table to remove. Continue the pink ribbon process until you have enough pink ribbons for all your cupcakes.
Gently press a pink ribbon chocolate onto each frosted cupcake. Eat & Enjoy!
Store Pink Ribbon Pink Velvet Cupcakes in an airtight container; will keep 3+ days.¹ 1%, 2%, or whole milk will work. I used 1% milk.² Optional: Paramount crystals help keep chocolate shiny and smooth, as well as alleviate sugar bloom and fat bloom. You do not need them, but they are recommended.