Monday, February 14, 2011

Kisses to you


Big sweet kisses.

Literally lips made of candy, cake and frosting. Can’t go wrong with that.

I really hadn’t planned to make these. I was just playing around with some Valentine cookie cutters I recently bought from Hobby Lobby – one of which happened to be kissing lips – and they turned out kinda cute. Kinda funny… especially when you walk up to someone holding them in front of your face and pretend to kiss them. Or maybe that’s just kinda weird. You tell me. Anyway, I kinda like them, so I thought you might to.


Plus, I had these super duper cute paper straws that I wanted to use for the big day. (Thanks Sugar Diva) So I decked out my paper sticks in paper straws. Turns out you can slide them right on for an extra pop of color. (Pun intended.) Place a bit of melted coating in one end to help it stick to the stick because it’s not really a snug fit.


To make the lip shapes, follow the basic instructions for cake pops but make your balls a bit bigger. At least based on the cutter I was using, they needed to be bigger. They also need to be chilled and firm to make it easier to shape. Then all I did was form the cake ball to the inside of the cutter, making sure the corners of the lips tapered down. Who wants blocky lips? Blocky no. Curvy yes. After you’re happy with the shape, you can use a toothpick and/or lollipop stick to draw a separation line for the top and bottom lip. Make it pretty defined or the candy coating will coat and cover the line too much and you won’t be able to tell there is a separation. Remove the lips from the cutter and then reshape any hard edges with your fingers.

Then, dip away.


Big kisses and lots of love to ya,

Alecia said...

As always, so adorable! What a wonderful treat to wake up to on Valentine’s morning.

February 14, 2011 01:04 AM
The Mrs said...

I just stared following last week but already LOVE (pun intended) all the ideas! Thanks for sharing!

February 14, 2011 01:09 AM
Emily said...

So adorable! They kind of remind me of the old-school wax lips. And I love anything that reminds me of childhood days!

February 14, 2011 01:09 AM
Jessica said...

CUTE! Too cute!

February 14, 2011 01:09 AM
Gail B said...

great idea with the straws!

February 14, 2011 01:18 AM
Donna said...

so cute and I love those straws!

February 14, 2011 01:27 AM
Stef said...

So fun! But….You really gotta stop, because I just can’t keep up with my Bakerella to-do list!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011 01:32 AM
Becky @lovetobeinthekitchen said...

Wow! So cute. You are so creative. Thanks for all your ideas. I’m surprising my husband tomorrow with heart shaped cake balls. :)

February 14, 2011 01:38 AM
Bubble and Sweet said...

Cute I made some Vampire Lip ones for Halloween and would have been much easier with a cutter like that. The straws are adorable.

February 14, 2011 02:02 AM
Lina said...

I love it! And, I love hobby lobby…i drive an hour and a half across the Canada/USA border just to go there!
Just tried your red velvet cake recipe and it turned out amazing!! Thanks again!

February 14, 2011 02:07 AM
Katie T said...

OK, I’m thinking these would be fantastic for any kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show themed party or something, ’cause that’s immediately what I thought about when I saw those big ol’ lips. :)

February 14, 2011 02:08 AM
Lady Jennie said...


February 14, 2011 02:13 AM
Susana @ Dulce Sobremesa said...

So fun!!!

February 14, 2011 03:20 AM
Eloïse said...

Darn cute, as usual, really want to kiss them!

February 14, 2011 03:24 AM
PupCakes said...


You have done it again.

Brilliant and funny and sweet and cute all at the same time.

Just perfect!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011 03:35 AM
shabunam said...

You always come up with cute and adorable things , how beautiful !!!!!!!

February 14, 2011 04:00 AM
etta said...

Simply ADORABLE!! :-) Smack!

February 14, 2011 04:11 AM
Lynda Taylor said...

These are just so super cute.

I also want to thank you for your fab blog.
I made choc whoopie pies for Valentine’s because of you and my family loved them!!
There are none left!

So Happy Valentine’s day and kisses to you too.

February 14, 2011 04:12 AM
Vivian said...

i think lips are cheesy (:
but i do love the paper straws! :D

February 14, 2011 04:18 AM
MaryMoh said...

Wow…sexy red lips…perfect for Valentine’s Day. I just love them :D

February 14, 2011 04:42 AM
Libby said...

Soooo cute! Love the lips!

February 14, 2011 05:36 AM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

I love those straws!!!

February 14, 2011 06:47 AM
Katrina said...

I absolutely love these little lips of sugar! I’m baking from your cake pop book for the first time today!! I’m going to make the conversation heart pops. Woo hoo!

February 14, 2011 06:51 AM
Amy said...

oh so super cute. My kids preschool class next year will be so cute holding up big red lips and pretending to kiss each other!! You are the most awesome baker!!

Thanks for the ideas for next year!! Wish I was closer to the next two stops!! Start coming towards Pittsburgh/Buffalo….

Love this!!

February 14, 2011 07:48 AM
Lynn @ Sprinkles of Flavor said...

Thanks for the supercute, simple idea of sliding our cute paper straws over our sticks!!! Why didn’t I think of that!!! anyways….

Thanks for sharing as always!!! Love, love, love!

February 14, 2011 07:53 AM
Anna (Sugarized) said...

This is so adorable! LOVE the heart straws! :)

February 14, 2011 08:00 AM
Kristen@PrettySweet said...

Too cute! Love this idea! Like other people have said, it reminds me of the wax lips…but I’m preeettttty sure these are tastier.

February 14, 2011 08:19 AM
Kenni said...

I love anything involving lips. They’re my favorite Valentine’s related thing, I love them more than hearts.

February 14, 2011 08:33 AM
Cassie said...

As always, super cute!

February 14, 2011 08:34 AM
Caroline said...

So cute! I could see these becoming fun wedding favors, instead of fake moustaches to wear during pictures – fake, edible cake lips!

February 14, 2011 08:43 AM
Sarah DeLeo said...

Happy Valentines Day!! And those are simply gorgeous!!

February 14, 2011 08:48 AM
Heth said...

I love the straws! Where in the world are you finding them??? I saw the milk shake ones and loved those, but I REALLY love these! Thanks for inspiring once again Bakerella!

February 14, 2011 08:48 AM
Kim said...


February 14, 2011 08:51 AM
Raechel said...

I think I am going to make this as well :) I am making the fondant cake box cake for my boyfriend and I have cake balls in the fridge ready to be dipped! I might go ahead and reshape a couple :) Happy valetines day!

February 14, 2011 09:38 AM
Anne @ Baking Me said...

I love these, so cute!

February 14, 2011 09:41 AM
Medina said...

They’re really nice! I’m so impressed how smoove you can make them. Are they exfoliated? *^_^* Really, how do you get the cake pop creations to smooth?

February 14, 2011 09:47 AM
Lizzie said...

very cute!

February 14, 2011 09:51 AM
Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes said...

These are SO cute! Happy Valentine’s Day Bakerella!!

February 14, 2011 10:37 AM
Jennifer said...

Super cute! Why am I reminded of Rocky Horror Picture Show?! I expect them to start singing to me :)

February 14, 2011 10:53 AM
Regina Davis said...

Absolutely adorable. I love all of the ideas you throw out here!!!! I have one question—with cake balls or pops—do you always use 1 pound of icing–can you use much less, especially if you are like me and have somewhat of a dislike of most icings???? Just curious how to make the pops work if you use less icing….
Thanks for everything!!!

February 14, 2011 11:05 AM
Karina said...

Yes I agree – totally look like wax lips, but those taste nasty and these taste yum. The paper straws totally make it. Adorable.

February 14, 2011 11:38 AM
Anita said...

You are amazing! I’m such a huge fan of yours and I love all the ideas and tips you offer. Very generous of you to offer so much of your creative knowledge to all of us.
You keep rocking it girl – you are such a great role model for women everywhere!
Love all of your Valentine goodies and wish you a sweet Valentines Day too!

February 14, 2011 11:55 AM
Jenette Marie said...

I’m obviously not the only one who thinks so… but those straws are SO cute! :)

February 14, 2011 12:03 PM
annawithlove said...

happy lovers day to you! xo

February 14, 2011 12:18 PM
christine said...

wow these are so cute! i’m absolutely in loveee with the heart straws! now i need to go shopping… :)

February 14, 2011 12:21 PM
Daniella said...


February 14, 2011 12:37 PM
Laree said...

Those make me happy!

February 14, 2011 12:46 PM
art said...

WOW, there are no shops in England that sell such sweet things like them heart cookie cutters! Oh and the pretending to give someone a kiss with them thing is not weird, it is just exactly what i would do lol. Those straws are amazing! Do you know a place where i can buy candy coating in England? Super Bakerella i need your help!

February 14, 2011 12:48 PM
Diane {} said...

Very cute! I love lips. I love making lip cookies link to
and lip candy
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I will have to make some lip cake pops soon :)

February 14, 2011 01:29 PM
Foodies on the Fly said...

I wish we had a Hobby Lobby in Florida! Love the straws and the blog!

February 14, 2011 01:38 PM
Gisela said...

Once again, super cute idea. I decided to make cake balls and chocolate covered strawberries for my hubby today, instead of buying chocolates. My 3 year old and I had a blast making them with chocolate fudge cake inside. Messy, but fun. My husband LOVED them! Thanks for all the fun and sweet ideas! Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011 02:11 PM
katie moon said...

Kissably cute! :) Happy Heart Day!

February 14, 2011 02:48 PM
Heidi said...

Sooooo cute! I’ve seen lips done but they were not even close to being this cute! I wish I had as much creativity as you!

February 14, 2011 03:07 PM
melissa:) said...

cuuuutee! i love these!!! bakerella is such an awesome website!!!! You make smile!!! I dont even like baking, but the more i make the items on this website i have more fun then i ever realized baking could be! love love love! :)

February 14, 2011 03:51 PM
Lynnette said...

Just got the opportunity to pick up your book. Soooo cute, I can’t wait to try it out. When will you be in NE PA??? Soon I hope!!

February 14, 2011 04:34 PM
Magdalena Vargas said...

HAPPY Valentines day!!!!!! LOVE these so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!

February 14, 2011 05:05 PM
Dana said...

Sooo cute, as always Angie! :) Happy Valentines!

February 14, 2011 05:13 PM
CakeStory said...

Oh how funny would it have been to walk around work all day holding these up to our lips as we wished each other a Happy Valentine’s!

February 14, 2011 06:23 PM
Maryanne said...

Wow, these are awesome! I’m definitely impressed by how smooth that candy coating is.

February 14, 2011 06:24 PM
Carrie Funk said...

My daughter really enjoyed your book at Barnes & Noble when we were waiting on Dad Saturday. Wish you would come to Lubbock for a book signing :-)

The lips are super cute, will have to remember for next year!
Hugs from W TX.

February 14, 2011 06:50 PM
Sarah said...

I love how they look shiny, like they are wearing lipstick.

February 14, 2011 06:58 PM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

I just knew you would come up with another cake pop idea for Valentine’s day! These are too cute!

February 14, 2011 07:05 PM
Danielle said...

I wish you would have had these on your site a couple of days before Valentine’s not the day of!! We’ll maybe I will make them next year. Thanks for sharing!!

February 14, 2011 07:31 PM
Melissa said...

So cute!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Check out what I made using your Valentine’s Day tags. They turned out pretty well!

February 14, 2011 07:52 PM
Kimmie said...

Super cute!

February 14, 2011 08:13 PM
Jo @ MostlyFitMom said...

Adorable, of course. I am constantly amazed at your creativity, and the fact that just the sight of cake pops can make me smile. :)

February 14, 2011 10:03 PM
KitchenArtistry said...

These are simply amazing. Beautifully taken photos as well…

February 14, 2011 10:10 PM
holly said...

So cute! I just thought I would mention that you were talked about in this weeks people magazine. I’m sure you already knew that though !

February 14, 2011 10:17 PM
Amanda said...

So cute and festive!

February 14, 2011 10:24 PM
keri wong said...

you are seriously amazing and continue to inspire me! i made cake pop bouquets for valentines (which i’ll post pics of soon) and they were a hit! i even got asked to make favors for a party for people i don’t even know! what a compliment. thank you for all of your inspiration, bakerella!

February 15, 2011 12:38 AM
Mae @ Passionatemae said...

too cute! :)

February 15, 2011 12:46 AM
Kara said...

so cute! I <3 them!

February 15, 2011 10:15 AM
Iced Jems said...

Fantastic idea to put the paper straws over the sticks! Never fail to amaze! :D

I made some cute rose cake pops, with a full tutorial if anyone wants to try…
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Love Iced Jems x

February 15, 2011 11:30 AM
Sophia said...

I love Valentine’s Day desserts, and yours looks so, so delicious! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Valentine’s Day Recipe Contest! You could win a GreenPan Stainless Steel Todd’s Perfect Gourmet Cook Set!

February 15, 2011 12:03 PM
Emily said...

Adorable! I think a mustache on a stick would be hilarious also!

February 15, 2011 01:04 PM
Blair said...

Love them! beats my simple chocolate lips that I make every year.


February 15, 2011 02:06 PM
Elizabeth said...

Happy late valentines day Bakerella! These are so cue I’m going to try this with Easter shaped cookie cutters

February 15, 2011 02:31 PM
Seanna Lea said...

Awesome! I love the lips. I really need to see if I can convince one of my local shops to add a few more things to their lineup for next Valentine’s Day.

February 15, 2011 03:10 PM
Pernilla said...

You are amazing! Thank you!

Greetings from Sweden.

February 15, 2011 04:12 PM
Sweet Charity said...

These treats make me want to pucker up! Don’t you wish we could celebrate Valentines day once a month?

February 15, 2011 04:42 PM
Marcia Hoang said...

wow forming those lips look like a lot of work! they turned out great!

February 15, 2011 06:28 PM
Jean said...

I made mine using a heart cookie cutter and shaped the balls into the heart. /Everyone LOVED them.

February 15, 2011 07:14 PM
Anonymous said...

I could only think of this when I saw these pops. About 20 secs in.

Classic Kenny Everett intro.

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February 15, 2011 08:06 PM
Candace said...

EEEE! I work at hobby lobby and I would have never thought to use the lip cookie cutters to make cake pops! Those are so so so cute!

February 15, 2011 10:21 PM
Amy said...

I LOVE your creativity!!! When I need a smile I always know exactly what site to visit first! Thank you!!! :)

February 15, 2011 11:11 PM
Laura @ GotChocolate said...

DUDE! Where’s the Chocolate?????????? Half-kidding! Though lovely lips look so awesomely DELICIOUS! Imagine how yummy they’d be dipped in Chocolate!!!!!!!!!

February 16, 2011 12:15 AM
Darlene said...

Are any of you selling the pops you make? what are your prices?

February 16, 2011 12:42 AM
siddhi said...

so cute!!! absolutely love them:):)
i just started following your work. and im gonna have to say…. you are truly inspirational!!!
also, the red candy coating, is there ant substitute for it? because they dont sell candy coating where i lve:( is there any way i can make this at home?

February 16, 2011 01:32 AM
béa said...

superbe blog
on ne peut plus le quitter tellement ça donne envie
une petite question. Les cakes pops existent ils en version salé ?

February 16, 2011 12:54 PM
melanie said...

I don’t think I can wait ’till next Valentines to make these for everyone!!! They are just too awesome!!! (as usual)

February 16, 2011 05:50 PM
Angela Willis said...

I do not believe this, Angie. Did you read my mind?
On Valentine’s Day afternoon, I took some paper lips and mustaches (on sticks) to my kids valentine’s day party at school. While making them I was wishing that you had done them as cake pops… weird…
now, you need to make mustaches! : )

February 16, 2011 06:51 PM
Loretta said...

These are so cute! I made my first batch of cakepops for Valentine’s Day this year.. check it out!
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February 16, 2011 07:02 PM
Nicole @ The Dirty Oven said...

OMG! So making these next year. Tops anything that I made! Wow.

February 16, 2011 10:06 PM
Debbie Pamment said...

I love ALL things cooking and crafty and found your blog some months ago!!! I’m sooo excited to now be the proud owner of your book after finding it here in Australia – I’ve been looking everywhere for it! Your blog has soooo much information but I DO love a goos book to sit and look at! AND the best part – I found somewhere local that sells all the specialists bits – can’t WAIT to try my first batch of pops!

February 17, 2011 12:26 AM
caz said...

whats a substitute for candy melts?
dont think we have them here in australia..
but i love your stuff! simple amazing!

February 17, 2011 05:26 AM
aquapuff_82 said...

that is not funny thats weird but the cake pops are cute

February 17, 2011 08:13 AM
Darlene said...

I am trying to make the wedding cake bits. Can anyone tell me if they should be like dough when you are done with them before putting the chocolate on them. I double my cake mix and used the Wilton’s pre made icing in the tub. That icing has a smell to it that I did not like. I just need to know if they would come out cake or very doughy. I need to make them today to have them ready for Friday night. 55 wedding cake pops.

February 17, 2011 10:47 AM
Sarah said...

We’re making cakepops for my birthday party and are wondering how early can we make them ahead of time, can we freeze them? and how long do cakepop’s last?

February 17, 2011 01:32 PM
Star said...

I make some cake pops of sorts (ok more like cake candies) anywho I found that by pouring chocolate into the molds (not filling them just enought to cover the bottom and sides in a thin layer) than letting it harden its real easy than to take the cake/frosting mix and push that into the mold (leaving space at the top) and then pouring more chocolate over that and letting them set up you can than pop them out and VOILA you have cake (candies, bites?) and in any shape you want I of course did heart ones to go inside the valentine heart box I made of yours (which everyone loved).

February 17, 2011 03:51 PM
Debbie Maston said...

Leesburg, VA PLEASE!!! :)

February 17, 2011 05:53 PM
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