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,

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242 comments on “Kisses to you”

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

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

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

  4. CUTE! Too cute!

  5. great idea with the straws!

  6. so cute and I love those straws!

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

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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. :)

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

  13. Angie,

    You have done it again.

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

    Just perfect!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

  15. Simply ADORABLE!! :-) Smack!

  16. 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.

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

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

  19. Soooo cute! Love the lips!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!!

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. As always, super cute!

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

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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!

  31. 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?

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

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

  34. 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!!!

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

  36. 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!

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

  38. happy lovers day to you! xo

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

  40. Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Those make me happy!

  42. 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!

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

  44. 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!

  45. Kissably cute! :) Happy Heart Day!

  46. 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!

  47. 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! :)

  48. 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!!

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

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

  51. 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!

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

  53. 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.

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

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

  56. 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!!

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

  58. Super cute!

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

  60. These are simply amazing. Beautifully taken photos as well…

  61. 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 !

  62. 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!

  63. so cute! I <3 them!

  64. 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…

    Love Iced Jems x

  65. 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!

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

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


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

  69. 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.

  70. You are amazing! Thank you!

    Greetings from Sweden.

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

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

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

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

    Classic Kenny Everett intro.

  75. 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!

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

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

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

  79. 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?

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

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

  82. 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! : )

  83. These are so cute! I made my first batch of cakepops for Valentine’s Day this year.. check it out!

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

  85. 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!

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

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

  88. 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.

  89. 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?

  90. 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).

  91. Leesburg, VA PLEASE!!! :)

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