Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a holiday all about sweethearts and sweets, so to celebrate, my friend L and I got together over the weekend and made cake pops.

It was the first time either of us had made them, and boy is my arm sore…from patting myself on the back! We were pretty excited about the results. I knew we better not try any over-the-top designs, so we stuck with basic white- and chocolate-dipped cake balls topped with sprinkles. L brought some really cute Valentine lollipop bags and ribbon, and believe me when I say that even a less-than-perfect cake pop looks great packaged in a cute bag tied with ribbon.

I was shocked to learn that we didn’t have any styrofoam in the house. My handy husband came through by drilling holes in some foam core and taping it on a cooling rack. It worked well, but next time, I’ll make sure we have styrofoam.

Of course, there were some flops. Perfect for snacking though!

If you aren’t up to speed on cake pops, this video from Bakerella, the inventor of cake pops, will catch you up.


  1. this looks fun to add to a candy bar! 🙂


  2. What a beautiful Valentine’s Day treat!
    Funny you should mention the styrofoam. My youngest daughter needed some for a project last month, and I had none in the house either. I had to go on a scavenger hunt of local stores to find some!

  3. So very pretty. You did a beautiful job making, frosting, wrapping…wow.

  4. How beautiful! I’ve not yet made cake pops-these are so precious! I love them all, but especially the ones with the lines of sprinkles!

  5. Cute cake pops!

  6. Wow, your first try?? They look great! I’ve actually never made cake pops, but I’d gladly help you eat yours 🙂

  7. These are adorable! They are so pretty and perfect for Valentines Day. I hope you had a good one.

  8. Too adorable! And I love the way you wrapped them.

  9. Beautiful cake pops! Believe it or not, I’ve had the Bakerella book since it came out, but have never gotten up the guts to make any. That will soon change!

  10. I showed off the pictures and blog post to some co-workers who like cake pops – lots of compliments all around about these. They’ve been very popular here at parties and I love that you makde them for valentines treats.

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