Since Valentine’s Day is this week, I thought I’d try my hand at some Valentine’s Day themed cake pops. I found some red, white and pink candy corn that would work well to duplicate Bakerella’s Flower Cake Pops. I bought a few boxes of conversational hearts to use for decoration as well. (I didn’t really need a few boxes, but I knew I needed extra to munch on or else I’d eat them all.)
One of the things I’ve been working on and trying to figure out how how to get the chocolate as smooth as I can on the cake pop. This is probably one of the most time consuming steps since I have to lightly tap the lollipop stick to get rid of all the excess chocolate while twirling it to keep everything smooth. Once they hardened up, I dipped a toothpick in the melted chocolate and “painted” a little bit on the back of a conversational heart and “glued” it to the cake pop. You have to hold it onto the pop for a few seconds so the “glue” can harden up or else the candy will just slide down the pop. I can’t believe the conversational hearts now say stuff like “TWEET ME”! Really?
The flower cake pops came out pretty good, considering it was my first time attempting something so involved. Just as the cake pops with the conversational hearts, I had to use chocolate to “glue” on each piece of candy corn one at a time, and hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it didn’t fall off. Making this half-dozen of Valentine’s Day Flower Cake Pops took about an hour and a half, which includes the dipping and glueing. I didn’t eat any of the flower pops, but I did munch on some of the candy corn, and I can only imagine that these cake pops would definitely send someone into suger overload. I gave them away to friends and was informed later they were pretty tasty!