Valentine’s Day Cake Pops


I’ve already made some cake pops that look like conversation hearts, using pastel candy coatings and a heart-shaped cutter. They’re in my Cake Pops book. But, this weekend I wanted to try using real conversation heart candies to make some cute teddy bears look awesome.


Awe. Some.


These are large conversation heart candies. Not the little ones you usually see. They are about 1 inch tall and just the right size to place in front of teddy bear’s belly. (Found at Hobby Lobby craft store by the way.)


I’ve also already made teddy bear cake pops. They are in the book, too. But they aren’t the entire body… just the head.

So for these I thought Hershey’s Kisses would make perfect legs. Perfect enough to resemble a plush doll anyway.

For his arms, his front paws… I used brown M&M’s candies. I could have used a slightly larger candy, but these were pretty close to the color of the Kisses and the chocolate candy coating that I used for the bodies, so I rolled with it. Besides, it’s all I had on hand that was close enough to work and also look like he was holding the heart.


For the rest of the details I used the following…


Large jumbo heart sprinkles on the legs.

Black coated sunflower seeds for noses.

Black sugar pearls for eyes

A black edible ink pen for smiles.

Oh and chocolate chips to help shape the bear’s structure. (FYI – These are Ghiradelli chips. They are larger chocolate morsels and worked great since I was going for bigger ears. They are also a bit flatter, so they weren’t too pointy when placed in position for the nose.)


After rolling out your cake balls (see basic cake pop instructions here), chill in the freezer to get them firm and easier to shape. Take your ball and shape it kind of like a peanut. Use one of your heart candies to press on the front and flatten out the bear’s belly on the lower half.

Melt some chocolate candy coating. Dip the edge of two chocolate chips in the melted coating and insert into the bear cake pop shape for ears. Attach a third chip to the front of the bear’s face to help his nose protrude a bit. Insert your lollipop stick into the coating and then insert about halfway into the shaped cake ball. Return pops to the freezer to firm up again for just a couple of minutes.

After chilling, dip the entire body into the bowl of melted candy coating. Make sure the bowl is deep enough to dip and remove in one motion. The coating should also be thin enough to completely coat the pop without having to stir it in the bowl.

Gently tap off any excess coating. Attach nose, conversation heart and legs while the coating is still wet.

Place in a styrofoam block to dry.

When dry, you can dip your toothpick into some of the leftover melted coating and dot some in position for the eyes. Then just attach the sugar pearls. Dot some on the legs and attach the jumbo heart sprinkles. Apply a little bit of coating to one side of the M&M’s candies and attach them to the body so they appear to be holding the hearts.

Then just draw on some sweet smiles.

Voila. Huggable lovable bears.


Have fun!

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251 comments on “Valentine’s Day Cake Pops”

  1. you really are TOO AMAZING. wow.

  2. Hi, it was a blessing I stumbled on your site. Been looking for cake pops recipe, and I got right here..
    I would like to know if there is any other frosting I can use besides cream cheese? Here in our place cream cheese is quite expensive, and I haven’t found ready made cream cheese frosting so I really have to do it in scratch.

  3. Elle, I don’t know where you live, but I found black coated sunflower seeds today at Michael’s.

  4. Am so excited to try these! I can’t decide which is my fav! Lol xoxoxo

  5. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww I Like it very very much!! I love it!!
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    Un Beso muy gordo!!
    Tu E Chef

  6. I had to share this little tid bit of Info. I was watching a new cake decorating show on TLC and they are now calling what we use to make cake pops with “Cake Paste” cake and frosting mixed together and used it when they carve cakes to to help with the sculpting. I thought it was interesting and would share. Have a nice night.

  7. Hi Bakerella!
    I loooove your blog, and I’m always amazed at what interesting creations you come up with. I am preparing to make these pops for Valentine’s Day, but I’m having trouble finding the sunflower seeds. Any tips on where I should look for the ingredients you used?


  8. Now that I’m seeing these I think my cake balls & pops are WAY under the “normal” size for them.

  9. these are super, super cute! I will have to try! :)

  10. These bears are incredibly sweet! So cute!!!

  11. Your cake pops are always perfect and adorable. You are so talented.

  12. I love them, soo cute I’m planing to do em for the valentines day thank you <3

  13. these are just so brilliant! had to show my husband because they are so amazing, so very creative!

  14. Woman, you have out DID yourself! Those are absolutely ADORABLE.

  15. I just can’t believe how brilliantly talented you are…I vowed I didn’t need anymore cookery books in my life but I HAVE TOU HAVE YOURS!
    Everything I’ve looked at is so cute and inspirational.
    Thank you for sharing your special creativity with us all.

  16. very very CUTE:)

    Happy Valentines Day!

  17. Can you tell me why I am having to coat my pops twice?
    If I don’t some of they start bleeding a liquid. My balls are fairly firm so I don’t understand why this is happening.
    This has happened with brownie pops and cake pops.

  18. ommg these are absolutely adorable
    you have so much talent it’s ridiculous!!

  19. Are you freaking kidding me?!?! AMAZING! I have to make some!!!!

  20. Hi Bakerella! Just wanted to say that you make some amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing all of your tips and gorgeous photos. Fun fun fun!!

  21. These little valentine bears are too cute for words. You never cease to amaze me! I have been baking forever, but you have outdone yourself and everyone I know who has also been baking for a long time. God bless you for this wonderful gift you have shared with all of us. You keep going, girl!

  22. so adorable I don’t think I’d be able to let them go

  23. These are fabulous! I love how you’ve shaped them into little bears. Everything you do is so creative and professional.

  24. Bakerella: I tried to make some but the cake kept breaking from the middle. I really want to make them for the kids, so help please!

  25. Oh, you made me hungry. Very specifically hungry.

  26. I had to run right out and buy the book …
    tomorrow at my house I am having girl friends over for a craft day…
    and we are going to make some CAKE POPS !!!!


  27. Wow these are amazing!!

  28. Awww, these are just so ADORABLE!!!!

  29. Thank you SO much for this idea. I was trying to figure out what to do for my kids’ school classes instead of the typical card and sucker deal. This is just too cute. Now to decide between these or simple cake pops that have a heart drawn on them. Those are easier to syran wrap making transport easier.

  30. Oh my goodness!!! Those are adorable! I haven’t made any cake pops yet, but I think these will be my first attempt! My dd’s bday is 2 days after valentines and this would be perfect to have!

  31. So cute. And, score. It’s a great snow day project.

  32. These are so incredibly gorgeous – I wouldn’t dare touch them let alone eat them. ;) I’d love to try making them but I think I’d be too scared of failing – if you’ve never made cake pops before, what would you recommend starting with?

  33. These are so adorable. I just got your book and I can’t wait to dig in. You are so talented.

  34. Oh my gosh, Ms. Bakerella, I just passed out on cuteness overload! I have to make these! :)

  35. Hi Bakerella!

    These are soooo cute!! Question…how do you attach the hershey kisses to the body after you have dipped the whole body in chocolate without having them fall off? Is there a technique that i should be aware about?

  36. These are adorable. I have tried to make cake pops and am an epic failure. You are my hero.

  37. Absolutely killer and you gave such wonderful instructions. I will have to try these.

  38. So cute! I love how creative you always are.

    I saw this today and it made me think of you, the original. I have your book (of course), and my sister-in-law and her mother made it out to your Toronto show. My niece even made it on to your website! (She’s the one that likes pictures). Anyways, this is what I saw:

    Hope there aren’t any copies…

  39. how cute is that? you are truly inspirational!

  40. I love these! Their so cute. Going to have lots of fun making these! <3

  41. I’m so overwhelmed! I just ran across your book at our local target! I bought it of course and have been obcessed ever since! You are truly inspirational and gifted! Thank you!!!

  42. these are super CUTE

  43. Hello, I have a question in general about making cake pops/balls. Have you ever had problems with the chocolate coating cracking after it dries? and if so, how can you remedy that? Any tips would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

  44. You can really tell alot of love went into these?! Absolutely precious.

  45. U’re a genious!!! I’d love to have some of the bears for valentine :)


  46. So cute – can’t wait to try them with my son! Oh, and when a facebook friend was looking for a cake recipe, I referred her to your blog, and a ton of other people mentioned how they followed your blog or had your book. You are very loved!

  47. cute! cute! cute!! Extra cute! … I’ve spent the last 3 days just reading and reading your old entries… I love every single one of them… n_n

  48. These would be great for Australia day.. but instead of brown teddy bears.. they were coated in grey candy coating.. and held leaf shape candy :D (spearmint leaves)

    Thank you for sharing these Bakerella :D

  49. I’d feel sooo guilty biting his head off…Oh, wait, he’s Chocolate? Notta problem *Ü*

  50. I just wanted to tell you I totally appreciate someone who has an amazing blog…that is viewed probably by millions and still only blogs about once a week. It’s so overwhelming with all those bloggers out there that somehow amazingly make like 5 crafts a week and blog about it! i am always amazed by what you create…but so grateful to know that you are human and don’t do it five times a day! Love your blog…keep it up!

  51. OOPS I mean I can’t….. ;oP

  52. LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOOVEEE THEM! I can way to make those adorable bears.

  53. Very Cute. But I need a side view. Also can you put up a video of you actually dipping cake pops so I can see how you do it.? It’s hard to get all of the pop covered smoothly. I’m missing something here. Maybe it’s the bowl I dip it in or the amount of chocolate I use? HELP!!!!!

  54. I love these!! So clever and cute and can’t wait to try them for V-day!

  55. Those are the cutest cakepops!! I don’t know where your ideas come from, but I’m glad they do – keep ’em coming!

  56. OMG! Seriously? You are too cute.

  57. love ’em!

    Would be hard to eat these creations. Not too hard though.

    These are the ROSE cake Pops I made! —> Happy Valentine’s Day.

  58. Super cute! That’s all I need to say! Cute!!

  59. I love these!! I’m going to try them for my Kindergarteners class! You mentioned that the coating needs to be thin enough to coat comepletely without having to swirl. I think this has always been my problem!! How do you thin it out??

  60. you are an amazingly talented woman!!! Thanks for inspiring us all :)

  61. Beautiful! Not that you don’t already know it but you are so talented!

  62. These are soooo cute and adorable. You are so awsome with all these cute ideas! :)

  63. im so jealous, here in ca. we don’t have hobby lobby….):
    but otherwise, i love the cakepops, they are so cute! ?

  64. Love love love these! Was trying to think of a new and different Valentine pop….PERFECT!!!! Thank you Bakerella…you’re amazing!!!

  65. Love these! Too cute!

  66. Brilliant! I can’t wait to try these. I have not had much luck getting my coating so smooth. Maybe I should try thinning it out some more.

  67. These are adorable!

  68. Your creativity amazes me! It amazes my husband too.

  69. So cute. I am inspired and a little jealous. I really have only mastered the cake pop ghosts, these seem too advanced. Something to work for! You are Awe Some!!!

  70. Too ADORABLE and too AWESOME!! You are so creative!!!!

  71. Hi, Bakerella,
    I just wanted to tell you again that even though I don’t bake at all, I always click on your site because you inspire me to be more creative. Thanks!

  72. Awwwwwwww so cute !!!!

  73. Those are too cute. Loving them.

  74. Aw, so cute! I might have to make them for a special 4 year old preschool class!

  75. I am doing a valentines day theme over on my blog this week and I would love to feature these if possible? P.S. Love your blog! Seriously you have the cutest ideas!

  76. You never stop being soooooo creative! You are truly blessed with a great gift and talent!

  77. Wow cuties….

  78. Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhh! Every time I try to come up with a cake pop design, my mind goes blank! But now I think why didn’t I think of teddy bears?! I’m just not that creative. *sniff* Anyways, I bought some cute little paper popcorn containers the other day, and I can’t think of a way to use them (other than popcorn, of course). Any ideas?

  79. Wow, these are adorable! I love them! I think it would take me an entire week to turn out something as awsome as this.

  80. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these are adorable!

  81. Wow! Those are amazing!

  82. Adorable!!! Might try these this year but might go a bit simpler too. We’ll see. But thanks for the inspiration!

  83. I love these! I got your book for Christmas and am having a fabulous time making delicious treats for my twins. Thanks for the inspiration!

  84. Ah, I love bears! This is so cute. I really want to make these now… but they’re too cute to eat!

  85. These may be the cutest pops you’ve made. Very creative.

  86. OMG!! I LOVE, L-O-V-E, these. I can’t wait for a Cake Pops Holiday edition. For that matter, I want a Cake Pop Disney edition too! And More Every Day Cake Pops edition. I’m totally copying these. As a hobby baker, I’m not creative on my own, and I adore these ideas.

  87. You have seriously out-done yourself! So cute!

  88. I can’t wait to make these super cute Valentine’s cake pops. Can someone tell me how and when to add the hershey kisses legs? I couldn’t find that step in the instructions. Do I add them before or after they are dipped? How are they attached? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

  89. OMG!! These are so freaking adorable… Cant wait to try these!! I simply love Mondays to see what you come up with… and its always something amazing…. thank you! =)

  90. Soo CUTE! I cant stand it!! I think i will attempt to make these in a few weeks!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  91. Question: Do you attach the hershey kiss legs before or after dipping them in the candy melts? I’m seriously considering trying these, they are so adoprable! You are a genius!

  92. The bears are so cute! My DIL & I are going to make the conversation heart pops for my Granddaughter’s day care, this year, but this will be our inspiration for next year ! Thanks!

  93. I love the way your mind works! you are a true inspiration :D

  94. And if anyone knows an alternative to Hersheys Kisses in the UK that would be great!

  95. Oh my gosh the pops get better! And I thought my Valentine Pops at were good – but these bears are amazing!

  96. What fun! I want to make some! :)

  97. WAY too cute to eat!! Adorable.

  98. Adorable! We are planning on making the conversation “Sweet Hearts” for Valentine’s Day and are so excited!

  99. Honestly, how do you not run out of such adorable ideas!!!! Love, love, love them!!!!

  100. Ha…these are right up my alley, as you can see from my email address! I love bears and these are just the sweetest. Thank you Bakerella for sharing these guys!

  101. These are so innovative! Thank you for sharing your secrets! I’ve tried cake pops a few times but they always seem to fall off the stick into the melted chocolate, no matter how long I keep them in the freezer or small I make the cake ball on top. I use the Wilton Candy Melts because it’s affordable. Any suggestions on how to thin it out?? I’d really appreciate your input!

  102. Adorable!
    I was already planning on making heart shaped cakeballs for valentine, but I should really try these too!

    I just need to find out where I can find Hersheys Kisses.

  103. So cute! Love, love, love your cake pops :)

  104. Those are amazing! Some how you always manage to outdue yourself.

  105. Way to go! You did an outstanding masterpiece! You mentioned on your book signing tour in Nashville that you wanted to make a full body bear! I’m glad you did and shared it in time for Valentine’s Day! Woo hoo!

  106. These are so adorable!

    How about some Green Bay Packers cupcakes next for super bowl parties? Okay and maybe that other team too.

  107. so cute, this made my excited for Valentines day!

  108. I <3 these!!
    You amze me every blog! I am going to attempt these but maybe just make 2. I will try to make them look like an old ;O) bride and groom and put them on top of my parents anniversay cake for their surprise 40th party. :O)

  109. I think those are my favorite cake pops as of yet! Amazing! So adorable!!!!!! :)

  110. so cute! i just love valentine’s day sweets!
    mini valentine cupcakes

  111. Oh man. These are so stinkin’ cute, I can’t take it!

  112. i made cake pops , some of them had tiny cracks….. can u tell me why? maybe im doing something wrong…..HELP!!!!

  113. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day! I love seeing the different pieces that you put together to create each cake pop design. =)

  114. These are so beary sweet Angie!!
    LOVE ’em!!

  115. Two Hershey kisses? These must be really heavy. Way cute, though.

  116. I don’t even like or celebrate Valentine’s Day, and these are too precious! With a little modification, they’d be great for a baby shower too, i think. Thanks for sharing all your brilliant brain storms!

  117. You are a baking genius! if I tried to do it they will look like valentine orks! lol

  118. You are amazing!!!! These are so cute!

  119. cute, cute, cute! clever kisses for feet;)

  120. adorable! love the little hearts on the feet… too cute!

  121. Amazing. Totally want to try them. They look tricky!

  122. I need to try these. Way too cute.

  123. These are just too freaking adorable! I’m going to have to try and make them. Thank you for being so creative and sharing your ideas!

  124. Those cake pops are awesome!

  125. Oh my gosh. I’m dying over here. These are the cutest things EVER!

  126. Cutest things ever!

  127. So cute, I may have to make some of these for my daughters class for v-day!

  128. These are just un-bear-ably cute!

  129. Very Cute! Mine are on the way. Not quite as intricate, but they will be posted on my blog shortly!

  130. You are soooo creative!

  131. Aww these are so cute!!

  132. What a warm way to start off my Monday! Those bears are so sweet!

  133. OMG, so cute! These might be one of my favorites:-)

  134. Adorable! I kind of like the naked, legless bear, too. Does that make me wierd?

    Oh, and Greetings from Rike’s northern neighbor, Denmark :)

  135. Wow – that is sooo cute, i love your blog and what you do!!! Greets from Germany.

  136. These are very cute!

  137. Well. These brought rather unpleasant memories of my ex, whom I affectionally called ‘Bear’, but these are cute nonetheless.

  138. These are just too adorable! Gonna attempt to have the patience for these…

  139. Oh my, seriously, it was my birthday last thursday, as a gift i’d really like to adopt me! Plus i live in South France, you’d love it!
    You are such a genious! I LOOOVE what you do!

  140. I was thinking…Too Stinkin Cute (but someone else beat me to that comment!) Anyway, they are adorable. You are amazing!

  141. Just amazing

  142. Totally creative and beautiful!

  143. Absolutely adorable and so very creative! LOVE!

  144. These are so adorable and creative! And you are so sweet and giving to not only share your creations with us but even show us how. Thank you!

  145. So cute … As always !

  146. These are soooo adorable.

  147. You are so talented! I love this so cute!

  148. These are way too adorable to be eaten, I swear!

  149. Cute cake pops! Your never-ending creativity amazes and inspires me!

  150. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww these are just the sweetest ………….to cute to eat……….

  151. Supercute! Supersupercute!! You are so creative.

  152. these teddy bears are adorable! (:
    they remind me of garfield’s pooky bear! :]
    you just keep on getting better and better bakerella ^^
    happy early valentine’s day :D

  153. Your imagination is incredible! I am so impressed that you can continue to creat new and unique cake pops! I’m not worthy!!

  154. How do you continually out do yourself over and over!?! I will be making these. PRONTO!

  155. These are so darn cute I can’t stand it and the little hearts on the feet are just too sweet.

  156. These are absolutely adorable. Gosh!! You are soooo artistic. Thank you for always sharing your ideas with us and allowing us all to copy your creations. :0) Your talent is really amazing!

  157. You’ve done it again! AMAZING! I love your inspiration!

  158. Oh my! I can’t believe how cute they are! I was sure I’d never be able to make them, but after reading your recipe, I think they might actually be doable for me.

  159. These are SO CUTE! You must never sleep since your brain is always whirring along to come up with yet another masterpiece.

    One day you will have to post photos of your kitchen and all of your sprinkles and candies and goodies you have to have on hand to create all of this wonderful edible art!

  160. Amazing!!! You are so talented and I love your book!!! Still waiting for you to visit the Honolulu Williams-Sonoma!!!

  161. these are sooo adorable! you are soo creative !

  162. How can you not love these little guys? They’re so clever! The little hearts on their feet are the cutest.

  163. So stinkin’ cute!!!

  164. How cute are those! I think I might have to give these a try!

  165. Awww! These are so cute! Can’t wait to tell my family and co-workers about them. I am like a walking Bakerella advertiser! lol!

  166. these are really cute for the valentines day…You are really very very talented person…i have a request for you.i want to make some butterfly you have any idea how to make them…

  167. Cute, cute, cute, you are amazing! Such great ideas and they all look so perfect.

  168. I’d love your input on how I could make cakepops (or something as good) last the 15-23 day journey to my hubby stationed in Afghanistan! I’ve only got a few days to get them in the mail for Valentine’s Day, but brownies in vacuum sealed bags are the only treat I’ve come up with so far…

  169. Wow! These are adorable! Everything you do is amazing! how do you do it?!

  170. AMAZING!! uber creative and adorable!!

  171. So stinkin’ cute!!! I just made some ice cream cake cone pops for my nieces birthday and I got so many rave reviews! Bakerella, you are such an inspiration!!!!

  172. these are awesome!! SOO CUTE!

  173. Wow! These are awesome! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  174. Every new cake pop post just blows my mind! They are so dang adorable and so creative! We have your book but haven’t yet had the courage to test out the cake pop waters. I think we need to very, very soon!

  175. SOOOOOOO cute!!!

  176. Angie, these are just so cute! Very creative with the kisses. Love it!

  177. ahh! you should change your name to cutearella.. or bakeacutie! these things are just sooooo adorbs!

  178. yay! Have been checking all day hoping to get a new inspiration for a valentine’s day project~

    So. Cute.

    Thanks, Bakerella!

  179. adorable!

    i just saw something in Walmart that would work even better for arms. Hershey’s Drops, they’re like M&M’s, but without the candy shell.

  180. Okay, those are too cute to eat! Oh my goodness, how incredibly adorable. I’m hostessing a Valentine’s cookie decorating playdate (for 4 yr olds)…we might have to make these!

  181. Too cute. I don’t know how you come up with all these possibilities. I just got your book and it’s a bundle of gorgeous pink cuteness. I love the koalas cakepops.

  182. OMG! I love love loveeeeeeeeee these. They are so adorable.

  183. ..p.s….these are soo adorable..but i’m FINALLY gonna make the too cute snowmen pops first! Very excited :)

  184. Love, Love these!! Thanks again Bakerella :o)

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