Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

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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.

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Awe. Some.

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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.)

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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.

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For the rest of the details I used the following…

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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.)

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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.

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Have fun!

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251 comments on “Valentine’s Day Cake Pops”

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

    So. Cute.

    Thanks, Bakerella!

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

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

  10. SOOOOOOO cute!!!

  11. 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!

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

  13. these are awesome!! SOO CUTE!

  14. 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!!!!

  15. AMAZING!! uber creative and adorable!!

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

  17. 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…

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

  19. 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 pops..do you have any idea how to make them…

  20. 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!

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

  22. So stinkin’ cute!!!

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

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

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

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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!

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

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

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

  33. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. These are soooo adorable.

  40. So cute … As always !

  41. 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!

  42. Absolutely adorable and so very creative! LOVE!

  43. Totally creative and beautiful!

  44. Just amazing

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

  46. 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!

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

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

  49. These are very cute!

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

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

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

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

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

  54. Aww these are so cute!!

  55. You are soooo creative!

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

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

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

  59. Cutest things ever!

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

  61. Those cake pops are awesome!

  62. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  69. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  77. 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)

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

  79. These are so adorable!

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

  80. 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!

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

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

  83. 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.

  84. 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!

  85. 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!

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

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

  88. WAY too cute to eat!! Adorable.

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

  90. Oh my gosh the pops get better! And I thought my Valentine Pops at http://www.icedjems.com were good – but these bears are amazing!

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

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