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Heart Cake pop tutorial- Perfect Valentine Party {guest post}

Hi y’all! My name is Kate Petronis and I’m the face behind the cakes, parties, and everything else that’s sweet over at And Everything Sweet. I love anything crafty whether its food or felt, but I have a BIG passion for children’s parties and desserts!!

I absolutely love Skip To My Lou, and I’m so honored to be able to share this tutorial for my sweetheart cake pops with all you fantastic peeps. :) These cake pops are so simple to create and make the perfect little bite sized dessert for your Valentines Day celebration.

These cuties are so easy to make! All you need is cake, icing, lollipop sticks, candy melts and a little heart cookie cutter (mine is about 1.5 inches).
First step, mix cake and icing. If you have never made cake pops before you’ll need to play around with the amount of icing you add to the cake. I wish I had an exact measurement, but I don’t. I add my icing, little by little, until I reach the consistency of play doh (meaning you can play with it). ;)
I know mom! I’m stopping…
Ok, on to the next step…
Flatten your play doh work of art into a pancake about 3/4 of an inch thick…

and cut out your hearts…

Dip your lollipop stick into melted candy melts and then insert into the heart. (The candy melts help the cake to stay on the stick)

Now pop these suckers into the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up.30 minutes later…

Its showtime!!!!
Add a generous dollop of shortening to your candy melts and microwave your candy in 30 second intervals until melted. (the shortening helps thin the chocolate making it easier to cover)Once your candy and shortening is melted and mixed together its time to dip that sucker!!!
BEAUTIFUL!!! Now, set your heart pop on waxed paper to dry. Once dry you can eat them, gift them or just look at them (and even take a few pictures b/c you’re so proud of how cute they turned out).:)These little heart containers (they’re found all over the place in the Valentines Day isle) are the perfect size for these little treats!

You can check out the rest of the party below…  

Me and my crazy Olivia!

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