Need a Valentine idea? These pops are a great fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day and are a sure way to delight your children and their friends!
Although you can't see the inside of these pops I used the Oreo Cookie and cream cheese recipe. However, red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting would be another great recipe for Valentine's Day Pops!
For me making these pops was an exercise in practicing my writing skills on cake pops.... something that always makes me feel a little uneasy... mostly because I don't do it enough.
There are bottles you can buy to put your melted candy wafers inside for writing but I find that snack bags worked just as well for me. It allowed me to get the writing size just the way I wanted it and after I'm done, I can just toss the bags in the trash. No clean up!!!
I cut a very small hole in the front. These bags are shown after they had been cut and used so you can see how little I cut off.
Too big of a hole and you have less control. Make sure melts aren't too hot when you are writing or it can crack the base coat of your pop. If that happens just let it cool down a bit.
If you are feeling a little nervous when you begin or if you just want to practice, grab a sheet of wax paper! It's a great way to see what your design will look like before you put it on your pops and also to get a feeling for the flow of the bag.
I did this with these pops because I wanted to gauge how big my heart should be, what the placement would look like and to see if I could make those squiggly lines without having a goopy mess plop all over my pop!
To make a solid heart use a paint brush. I start on the left and draw a small line, then get more candy melts on my brush and the same on the right side. Round out the tops and meet at a point at the bottom.
You can add ribbons or name tags for school parties or gifts. These name tags were made from a sheet of white scrapbooking paper bought at my craft store by the sheet. I typed the names on my computer and left enough space in between each name set so that I could cut them out in tag shapes and punch a small hole at the top to attach to my ribbon.
These pops were made with the heart shaped cake pop mold. It's fast and easy and gives you the same shape and size so that all your pops are uniform without having to do a lot of hand work before you get to the fun part of dipping.
Happy Valentine's Day!