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Mini ways to say Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heart Cake Pops [1]

I made mini and many cake pops for you this past weekend. I had this idea I wanted to try just using basic round pops and color to make a sweet little display. So I set out to dip enough cake pops to get the job done. That turned out to be 350 plus. Yikes. Not quite sure what I was thinking … Around number 70, I was really starting to reconsider. I thought … oh my gosh I have to make five times that many. But when I start something I can’t let it go until I get to the end and see how it works out. I know this project doesn’t help you much for this year, but I thought the heart display could totally work for a lot of other things besides Valentine’s Day.

So keep reading below for the how to… or check out my big “mini” giveaway at the end of this post. It’s a mini way for me to say Happy Valentine’s Day!

Okay, here we go.

You can’t tell in the picture, but these cake pops are tiny. Like Cake Dots instead of pops. So tiny that you use a toothpick to dip them with instead of a lollipop stick. Yes a toothpick. The cake balls are actually about the size of a penny. But they are small for a reason.

  1. Regular size cake pops would take up a lot of table real estate.
  2. The lollipop sticks would be much taller and people would have a harder time viewing the design from above.
  3. I figured the proportions out so they would work on a pretty standard size piece of styrofoam to make it easier to recreate and transport.
  4. I only had to make one cake. Score.
  5. Mini is major cute.

steps [2]

I based the display design off of a template (see below) I made so that it works with a 12X18 inch or 12X20 inch sheet of styrofoam you can find in craft stores. Then I worked backwards to figure out how many cake pops you’d need to make the the shape look right. Once I had that, I knew how big to make the cake pops. Or how little.

A couple of things to note.

Sprinkles [5]

Use multi-color non-pareils for the second candy coating color. Minus the static.

Baby Cake Pop [6]

Super cute.

When all the pops are done, prepare your display.

styrofoam [7]

Heart Mini Cake Pops [8]

Full of heart.

Mini Cake Pops on Toothpicks [9]

But you can also rearrange them for a different look …

LOVE Mini Cake Pops [10]

And spread a little love…

XO [11]

… Or some sweet hugs and kisses.

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Here are the 11X17 inch templates [4] for each.

LOVE Cake Pops [12]

And because I love you guys and all things mini, here’s a little giveaway for you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Good Luck.

We have a winner! YAY!

Congratulations to Brenda! Hope you and your Peanut Butter Man enjoy the mini iPad!

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Giveaway sponsored by me.