In case you missed my guest post on Tip Junkie...
I love a good celebration, and all good celebrations include treats, right? I made these fun heart-shaped cake pops to give out to friends and family for Valentine's Day. Come along to see how to make your own!
I followed Bakerella's fabulous instructions to mix up the cake balls using a red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting. You simply crumble the baked cake and store-bought cream cheese frosting together! Instead of rolling them into balls, I decided to mold heart shapes. My heart-shaped ice cube trays created perfect little hearts. (If you don't have trays, don't stress! You can easily mold heart shapes by hand!) I let my hearts chill in the refrigerator for a full 24 hours.
The next day, it was time to dip those hearts in chocolate! I wanted both white and milk chocolate hearts, so I followed the package instructions to melt white (vanilla) candy coating and chocolate candy coating. I dipped the end of my lollipop stick in the chocolate and inserted it into the heart first. I let the chocolate on the stick get firm, and then I dipped the hearts into chocolate. I found the method that worked the best for me was using a spoon to coat the hearts.
I laid out all the hearts on wax paper to dry. Don't worry about the messy sticks--you can clean them up later!
After the chocolate hardened up, I dipped my fork in the opposite color of chocolate, and just drizzled the hearts.
I dressed them up with a little bow, but then I had an even better idea! Why not add festive Valentine messages to each heart cake pop??
I used the paper from Pink Igloo Designs' Hugs & Kisses kit to create these tags. Good news--you can print and download your own tags at the end of this post! (Thanks, Pink Igloo Designs!) After wrapping the hearts in clear cellophane wrap, I punched holes in the top and bottom of each tag, and just slid them on the stick!
Even if you don't give them away, they make awfully cute centerpieces to add to your Valentine's Day decor!
If you would like to make your own cake pops, you can choose from these 3 tags for your very own pops!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!