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

Posted by  ·  January 21, 2012  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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). ๐Ÿ˜‰
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).๐Ÿ™‚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… ย 

Me and my crazy Olivia!


  1. Jen
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
    So cute!!! Can you tell me what containers you use to melt your chocolate? (those blue bowls look nice and tall and skinny, great for dipping!) thanks!!
  2. Monday, July 30th, 2012
    I LOVE this idea! Thank you for such a great tutorial! I have included it in my Pinterest Cake Pop treasury too!
  3. Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
    These are sooooo cute! Iโ€™m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
  4. Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    The pops are so cute, and I am loving all the owls! Great inspiration.
  5. Fawn
    Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    Maybe I'm missing something, but you don't bake these? What cake dough looks like Playdoh? Are you using a boxed cake mix or what?!
    • Saturday, January 21st, 2012
      Lol. Not cake batter, you are mixing cake that has already been baked. Bake the cake first (using whatever recipe, can be boxed or scratch), crumble the cake up, add the frosting little by little until the mixture is the consistency of Playdoh. :)
  6. Susan Brown
    Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    Thank you!! I was just asking what was in the heart containers on the Shindig web site. They are perfect! I am going to attempt my first try at cake balls for Valentine's Day!!
  7. Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    Wonderful photos :) Great colour inspiration. Your baby is so cute too :))
  8. kellie
    Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    Love this idea! Thanks so much!
  9. Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    Great tutorial ~ can't wait to try these! Going to your blog now.
    Thank you!
  10. Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    So cute! They look so yummy! I may have to make some of these to give my girls at the gym :-) Great post!

  11. Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    So cute !!!