Monday, February 10, 2014

Playing with my heart

Heart Cake Pops

I wanted to make some heart cake pops for Valentine’s Day, so I thought I would play around a little bit in the kitchen.

Like literally.

Cake Pops Toy

So, I broke out one of my Cake Pop toys that has a heart-shaped mold inside. I usually make shapes by hand, but this was sooooo much easier than hand shaping hearts which can take a little time.

These are rounded hearts, but you can totally use a small heart cookie cutter to shape them also. They’ll just look flatter.

First up… make a cake, crumble it and mix with frosting so you can get started shaping. Here are the Basic Cake Pop Instructions if you need them.

Making Hearts

Once you have rolled your cake balls, place one in the mold shape… (or shape by hand)

Cake Pops Press

Then just press.

Cake Pops Heart Mold

Remove any excess mixture and then pop out your little heart shapes from the mold.

Heart shapes

So cute.

Dipping

Dipping time.

Heart Cake Pop

Sweet hearts.

They’d be awesome just like this. Or drizzled with white chocolate or covered in sprinkles.

Simple and adorable.

But I decorated them up a little bit more ………

Strawberry Cake Pops

…… And turned the hearts into pretty pink strawberries.

Okay… stop here. If you make these, you totally need to use a strawberry cake for full effect. A big miss on my part, but I hadn’t settled on strawberries when the cake was baked. In hindsight… I’m totally kicking myself.

Strawberry Stems

To make strawberries, attach a tic tac or similar shape candy to the top of the coated cake pop. Let dry for few seconds and then use a toothpick to coat the surface of the tic tac with green candy coating and then use the toothpick to draw on the leaves on too. Let dry and then dot on white candy coating to finish them off.

Strawberry Cake Pops

Easy peasy.

tags

Hope you like these because I like you guys berry berry much.

Here’s the printable for the cake pop tags. Use them for Valentine’s Day or any day.

And remember you if you don’t have the toy, you can hand shape or use a small heart cookie cutter to make them, too.

xoxo

And have a sweet week!

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Megan said...

Those are FANTASTIC. Well done! I was wondering how you and other baking bloggers get icing to stay so smooth and glossy looking – If i tried to do those strawberry leaves, the green would either be:

Smooth looking but too runny
Thick enough but scrappy looking

Whats the magic?!

February 10, 2014 01:27 AM
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Bakerella said...

Hey Megan – I just heat the coating and let it set for a bit before using. It should be smooth and fluid but where it doesn’t set up too quickly. Using a toothpick really helps to get a feel of the consistency. And if it gets “scrappy” let it dry and then coat on top of it again with your toothpick.

February 10, 2014 01:32 AM
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mindy1 said...

Those look so cute and darling :D

February 10, 2014 03:07 AM
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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) said...

Too cute to eat! I love the little polka dot seeds. <3

February 10, 2014 03:54 AM
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Crystal Miller said...

These look fab I’m Gutted these still aren’t in uk toys r us yet. There triple price on amazon and various other websites. Any ideas when we can purchase in uk? My daughters would love these.

February 10, 2014 04:07 AM
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Debra Brungardt said...

Oh yummy!

February 10, 2014 05:26 AM
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mojeprzepisy.pl said...

:)

February 10, 2014 07:00 AM
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Casey @ The Maine Mrs. said...

Those are adorable (and your kitchen looks pretty amazing too)!

February 10, 2014 07:07 AM
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Marietta said...

So cute! Where can I get the toy kit?

February 10, 2014 07:26 AM
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nancy k said...

Theselittle hearts & strawberries look so adorable. I too had the same question as Megan. I have tried everything but the coating never seems smooth when I try to coat the pop. I have tried thinning the coating with a product noted in your first book and that seems to work a bit better. I am wondering if you have a specific brand you use? In my region I only have Wilton cating pieces or another product I purchase at a craft store. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

February 10, 2014 08:27 AM
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Sonya said...

These are adorable!!!!!!!! Thank-you for making me smile first thing in the morning; seeing these cute strawberries is a great way to start the day :)

February 10, 2014 09:25 AM
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Judy Sommer said...

Where can I pick up this mold set? Thank you.

February 10, 2014 09:32 AM
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Joyce said...

I love this “toy” kit. Bought it at Toys R Us when you first announced it. The strawberries are adorable! Thanks for mentioning the strawberry cake mix – great to reinforce the flavor.

February 10, 2014 09:34 AM
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jenny Flake said...

Angie, these strawberry cake pops are the cutest!!! Hope you have a great week! Miss you!

February 10, 2014 09:35 AM
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Janine (sugarkissed.net) said...

I love it when a simple design is super cute! Plus it’s a bonus that everyone will know what kind of cake to expect before even biting into the cake pop.

February 10, 2014 10:41 AM
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Stoich91 said...

:O The cute I cannot handle

February 10, 2014 10:48 AM
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Hava said...

You are amazing, they are adorable!

February 10, 2014 10:49 AM
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youngmi said...

every one of your creations just blows me away. love these!

February 10, 2014 12:31 PM
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Anita said...

I <3 it:)

February 10, 2014 12:50 PM
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Izzy said...

These look so sweet and easy to make! Thank you.

February 10, 2014 12:52 PM
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Joy said...

That pink pop is perfect!

February 10, 2014 12:56 PM
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Amanda said...

A perfect treat! Love the pink :)

February 10, 2014 02:23 PM
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Monica @ Mocha and Moccasins said...

These look perfect! Strawberries are a cute idea for Valentine’s Day, and also a nice summer idea!

February 10, 2014 05:08 PM
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Grisel Morales said...

These are absolutely adorable! I want to make them for a Strawberry Shortcake themed 1st birthday party. I don’t see the set of molds available online at toys r us anymore. Does anyone know where they can be purchased? Thanks!

February 10, 2014 05:15 PM
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Bakerella said...

Thank you so much guys!

Crystal Miller – I’m not sure. There’s a scandinavian version and at it was also available in Australia. I’ll definitely make an announcement if it becomes available in the UK.

Marietta – Toys R Us in the US carries the Ultimate Set

nancy k – Try using make n mold. You can find it at Hobby Lobby and AC Moore stores or their online site as well. Just heat the coating on medium for 30 seconds at a time and stir in between. The slower you can heat the better.

Judy Sommer & Grisel Morales – Oh no. It looks like this Mold Set is selling out at Toys R Us. You might still find one in stores. The Ultimate Set with the stand, original molds and tray is still at toysrus.com though.

February 10, 2014 09:36 PM
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This American Wife said...

Please tell the diameter and manufacturer of the scalloped paper punch you have used for the cute labels. Adorable cake pops. I’ll be looking online to purchase. Thanks!!

February 11, 2014 02:26 AM
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greenwick said...

So precious! And it’s fun to see what you do with the molds. I love the strawberry seeds, reminds me of retro 90s puffy fabric paint.

February 11, 2014 02:39 AM
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Lisa said...

So cute!! I can never get mine to look as smooth as yours. Maybe I’m just too impatient!?!

February 11, 2014 05:25 AM
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OneFabIdea said...

These look so adorable!

Check out our Valentine’s Day cupcakes at OneFabIdea.com…Hope to inspire like you!

February 11, 2014 10:13 AM
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fusiafscrapping said...

Absolutely cute!

February 11, 2014 04:53 PM
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amy said...

This is such a berry good idea! :P haha

so cute xx

http://www.yummei.com

February 11, 2014 05:40 PM
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Jana said...

I bought the Ultimate Cake Pop Set but I can find where to buy the extra mold set that has the heart mold. Toys R Us doesn’t carry it anymore. Help, I would love to make them with my daughters.

February 11, 2014 07:13 PM
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Kelly said...

these are just so cute!

February 12, 2014 08:51 AM
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Diana said...

These are adorable! You always make the cutest cake pops!

February 13, 2014 09:29 AM
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Lori said...

Angie. I wish you would give a tutorial on dipping your cake pops. Yours always look perfect. Mine are o.k. but I know a lot of other people need help too. Do you add something in with your chocolate? I use a touch of melted shortening.

February 13, 2014 10:24 AM
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Trisha @ KMR Cake Pops said...

I love, love, love the strawberry cake pops…you are so creative :)

February 13, 2014 06:00 PM
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cheryl said...

Why not have a little boy on the box cover too?
Why do the manufacturers of such things think only girls like to bake!! So annoying!!!

February 13, 2014 08:16 PM
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Elisha Baba said...

These cake pops are wonderful, and all of your creations are inspirational!

February 14, 2014 09:13 PM
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Rose said...

hey
i just found this side and i think your creations are AWESOME! and i just love your cake pops
it is maybe to early but i want to bake some nice cakes to my confirmation but i don’t know how they should look like…
so i thought that maybe you could give me some ideas?

February 16, 2014 07:29 AM
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Gianne Paula Lopez said...

You’re so good. I wish I can also do that as good as yours. Pls. check my page and comment, for me to know if I do good in baking and for me to improve. Thank you.
papaulopez.blogspot.com

February 17, 2014 02:40 AM
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dani said...

cant tell you how happy i am i found your blog!
I loveeeeeee it!
Dani x

February 17, 2014 11:52 PM
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Jenisse said...

Hi, I`ve been following you for 3 years or so, everybody loves my cake pops, but I`ve seen that they tend to crack after the coating is dry. It seems like the filling wants to burst out of the candy coating. When I don`t coat them in the whole surface, and they have a little hole in the base, they don`t do the cracking…..

February 19, 2014 12:20 AM
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Hannah said...

How do you get the candy to be so smooth after dipping the pop? I can’t figure it out… I have a little crockpot I tried, so I constantly had heat to the candy, but it wasn’t really working :/! I tried to microwave the candy and that wasn’t enough heat to keep it hot!

February 22, 2014 10:31 PM
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CHefgirl said...

it is so simple looking, yet it looks so good… i wanna bite it…

February 23, 2014 09:26 PM
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Iquo said...

These are seriously the cutest things ever! I wouldn’t even want to eat them because they’re so pretty! (That’s not true! I would eat them lol!)

These are just lovely!

Iquo

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iquoismusic.com

February 26, 2014 04:24 AM
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Jane G said...

Hi – I read your post and thought this would be such a neat product for my kids and I to do togehter. I live in Canada so checked out Walmart only to find out they are not carrying any of the products any more. I checked out Toys R Us in the US but the shipping costs are just as much as the prodcut, and that doesn’t include border fees. Can you please tell me where else I might be able to purchse cake pop products at a reasonable price? Thank you.

February 26, 2014 07:48 AM
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Angie H. said...

Those look super cute! The heart was amazing and then the strawberry was brilliant :)

February 28, 2014 12:40 AM
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Beth Eastwood said...

Wow! These are amazing, I’m itching to make the heart shaped cake pops. I made some last year as you can; http://myownbakeoff.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/cake-pops.html
And they were a lot easier than I expected!

March 3, 2014 11:50 AM
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fiocchifiocchi said...

<3
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March 14, 2014 12:07 PM
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Fun Photos said...

wow!these are wonderful

March 18, 2014 12:28 PM
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Lynn @ Beautiful Cake Pictures said...

Very cute idea, will try to make them with my kids. Hopefully will come out as cute as yours with a cookie cutter. Always enjoy to see what you will come up with next.

March 21, 2014 02:01 PM
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OLGA LOPEZ said...

wow yummy in my tummy so delicious and the pop machine is so cute.
Olga

March 22, 2014 10:34 AM
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lemondedis said...

these are too pretty ! thank you so much for sharing ! i posted the link here : http://fr.pinterest.com/lemondedis/cakes-cake-pops-cupcakes-cookies-autres-gourmandis/

November 2, 2014 05:23 AM
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