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DIY Conversation Heart Cake Pops

Valentine’s day is closing in and if you’re in need of an original idea, I’ve got the perfect one. Send your special messages in a special way! These conversation heart cake pops are an especially thoughtful way to convey a special custom message to those you admire this Valentine’s day.

Cake Pop Conversation Hearts

This conversation hearts cake pop tutorial is easy. It doesn’t involve shaping by hand. Instead, you’ll  roll out the cake pop dough with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to cut out the heart shapes. SI used a small cookie cutter, so my cake pops were about 2/3 the size of a regular cake pop.

You’ll need:

  • Cake pop dough
  • Candy coating for dipping in a variety of pastel colors
  • Red candy coating for piping message
  • Paramount crystals
  • 1½” heart cookie cutter
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Plastic wrap
  • Toothpicks
  • Ziptop bag
  • Waxed paper
  • Cake pop stand or styrofoam block

Step 1:

Line your work surface with wax paper. Use this tutorial to make cake pop dough. Roll dough to a 1″ thickness.

Rolling out dough

Tip: Use two upside down cookie sheets as a guide for your rolling pin. They’re usually exactly 1″ high. Make sure to place waxed paper in the space between. Roll out small amounts of dough at a time.

Step 2:

Heart Shaped dough

Use a small 1½” heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts. Place hearts on a waxed paper–lined cookie sheet.

Gather the dough scraps, ball them up and repeat Steps 1 and 2. Refrigerate the hearts.

Step 3:

Candy Coating

While the hearts are chilling, melt each pastel-colored candy coating color in a different bowl. Read through this melting and dipping tutorial to properly melt coating and tips for the next step — dipping!

Tip: Pastel colors can be made by mixing white coating into regular bold colors. The ratio should be 3 to 1: 3 parts white to 1 part regular bold color. For example, 3 parts white to 1 part red will make pastel pink.

Step 4:

Remove hearts from refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 5 minutes. In the meantime, gather your sticks, coatings and stand.

Dip ⅓” of a cake pop stick into candy coating and push it through the point of the hearts until it’s about halfway through the heart. Do this for the remaining pieces.

Step 5:

Dipped cake pop conversation hearts

Dip each cake pop into the candy coating by submerging it until the coating meets the stick. Then, pull it out in one motion. While still upside down, gently shake the cake pop side to side to allow the excess to drip off.

Tip: If you notice any air bubbles, gently pierce them using a toothpick.

Place on the stand to dry completely.

Step 6:

Melt a handful of red candy coating and pour it into a corner of a zip-top bag or piping bag. You can use this to pipe your desired message on each conversation heart cake pop.

Snip the tip of the bag with scissors and carefully pipe your message on each side of the heart. Make sure that the candy coating is not too hot — otherwise it may cause cracks on your coated cake pop. It should be about body temperature.

Cake Pop Conversation Hearts

Tip: Use a toothpick to etch your message into the cake pop coating first to make sure it fits and use that etch as a guide for piping.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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