Here’s a fun and easy way to decorate cake pops for Valentine’s Day!
First, make your favorite cake pop recipe, form the balls and chill. (If you’ve never made cake pops, here’s a great tutorial).
I used Wilton’s candy melts for the outer coating. When melting your candy melts, it helps to use a deep narrow dish (like a drinking glass) so you can easily submerge the cake balls. (Just make sure the container you choose is microwaveable).
Once your candy melts are ready to use, push a lollipop stick all the way through a cake ball. Dip the cake ball into the candy melt, completely submerging it, then let the excess candy melt drip off.
Place the cake balls on their side on a piece of wax paper, then remove the stick. If you’re adding sprinkles, do that now before the candy melt hardens. I reused a couple sticks over and over to dip all the cake balls.
Once the candy coating is completely dry, push a clean lollipop stick into the cake ball, using the same hole you created when you dipped it. I used 3″ lollipop sticks for mine. You might meet a little resistance when pushing through the candy layer at the far end of the ball. Just push gently. A small chunk of the candy coating broke off a few of mine when I pushed the stick all the way through, but they still looked fine.
Now for the arrows.. I used a Fiskars pop-up heart punch to make the hearts for the arrow tips out of red cardstock. I used a tape runner to add a little adhesive to the back of the heart and stick it onto the lollipop stick. I think heart shaped stickers would work great for this too. For the “feathers” on the back of the arrow, I cut sparkly red pipe cleaner in approximately 1″ strips and just wrapped a couple around the stick.
And that’s it! Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
I hope the rest of your day is fantastic!!
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