Tuesday, April 3, 2012
DIY | Cupid Cake Pops
This is obviously an older project, but you never know when this might come in handy. Bakerella posted about making these cupcakes right before Valentine's Day. I looked at them for a long while and realized that these could be taken to the next level with some very simple tweaks. Hence, Cupid Cake Pops.
Time: 6+ hours
Expense: Moderate (depending upon how many items you already have)
Materials: Cake mix and appropriate baking supplies, construction paper or cardstock, lollipop sticks, cellophane wrappers, ribbons, candy coating, frosting, cookie cutter (1" or less) wax or parchment paper
You can go ahead and prepare your cake pops as usual, but use a cookie cutter to shape your cake balls into hearts. Then, you can either insert the lollipop sticks into top of the heart (to make arrows) or the base (to make hearts). Once the pops are firm, you can dip them into your choice of candy coating just like usual. Be careful of thick coating as it can obscure your shaped hearts.
Follow Bakerella's advice on adding paper hearts to the lollipop stick. To finish it all off, wrap in plastic and tie with ribbons—OR you can just eat them.