It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day! To give you some ideas, I will be posting a few Valentine's Day recipes over the next few weeks!
"Happy Valentine's Day sweetie, from one heart cake pop to another!"
Pictured above are most of the materials you will need to make these pops.
Materials you will need:
20 uncoated cake balls
1 pound red chocolate candy coating
Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
20 lollipop sticks
40 white heart sprinkles
6-12 pink heart sprinkles (optional)
Black edible-ink pen
For basic cake pop instructions click here.
I used these jumbo heart sprinkles that can be found almost anywhere around Valentine's Day. I used the white hearts for the eyes and the pink hearts to make the bows.
I used the larger heart shaped cookie cutter as a guide to frame the heart pop. The heart was not quite as big as the large cutter but not as small as the small cutter. To form the heart, I rolled out a regular ball and flattened it slightly. I then used the top part of the cookie cutter to shape the top of it and the bottom of the cutter to shape the bottom.
Here's what they looked like pre-dipped. I used a vanilla cake and my own chocolate butter cream icing for these pops. After they set in the freezer for about 20 minutes, I dipped each lollipop stick into the red candy melts and inserted a stick about half way into each one.
I transferred the melted candy coating into a smaller narrower container.
Which made it easy to dip...
After a little tap, tap, tap, I immediately adhered the heart eyes to the pops. Once they dried, I used my edible ink pen to add all of the details: the eyelashes, eyebrows and smiles.
All of the pops rested in a styrofoam block to continue drying before being packaged.
How cute...a family of heart cake pops!
All packed up and ready to be delivered!
Happy Valentine's Day!