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,