Heart Cake Balls {cake pops}


Today we’re in for a treat! {{get it – “treat”}} How to make cake balls or cake pops are all the rage and today we’re learning how to created these darling heart cake balls from the oh-so-fabulous Alison!

Hello! My name is Alison, and I am the author of a little blog called Oopsey Daisy.  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!

How to Make Cake Pops

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.

Heart Cake Balls

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!  Click on the links below to download, and be sure to check out my blog for more free printables:
Free Printable tags! {click to print}
My name is Alison, and I am the author of Oopsey Daisy.  I am a happy stay-at-home Mommy looking for spicy ideas to beautify, repurpose, and simplify.  I love to make things for the people I love! I pull out a lot of stitches.  I make a lot of messes.  I scrap A LOT of projects that just don’t work.  (Don’t tell the hubs, though!)  Nothing I do is perfect, but every once in a while, I find a daisy among my oopseys.

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