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I can’t wait to share this tutorial for heart 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 Valentine’s Day celebration.
If you are making something special you might like these darling Valentine treat tags.
Here’s What You’ll NEED
These cuties are so easy to make! All you need to make heart cake pops is:
- a baked cake
- a container of frosting
- lollipop sticks
- candy melts (good quality like Merkens for Clasen, it will help with melting and the taste)
- little heart cookie cutter (mine is about 1.5 inches)
How to Make Heart Cake Pops
First, break baked cake apart and mix with frosting. 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). Try adding about half the can of frosting little by little and continue adding more until it is about the consistency of play dough (meaning you can play with it.
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…
Now pop these suckers into the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up ………30 minutes later…. It’s showtime!!!!
Melt the candy coating slowing in the microwave your candy at 30 second intervals until melted. Once your candy is melted and mixed together its time to dip that sucker!!!
Candy Melting Tips
- Make sure not to overheat your candy by melting on too high of a setting or for too long; it will lose its consistency and harden or seize if it is overheated or if liquids are added.
- Candy is ready for molding, dipping or drizzling when the texture is smooth and resembles cooked pudding.
- If candy becomes too thick, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening per 10 oz. of candy; 2 teaspoons per 12 oz. This should not be necessary of you buy good quality candy coating.
Using the Microwave to Melt Candy Coating
Melt candy for 30 seconds at 50% power or defrost setting and stir. Continue to microwave at the same setting in 15-30-second intervals, stirring at each interval until candy is almost completely melted. If there are still small pieces of candy that haven’t melted, let candy sit for about 30 seconds and stir. This prevents overheating and keeps your candy nice and smooth.
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).:)
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!!