So after I made my Valentine's Day cupcakes, I made Valentine's Day cake pops! I split my batter between 24 mini-cupcakes in my last post and one large 9 inch round cake that made about 30ish cake pops.
I had white, pink and red candy coating to use for these cake pops and a variety of Valentine's Day sprinkles to choose from that I've been snatching up at the grocery store when I see them. I chose to leave the pink ones un-sprinkled for a little contrast.
To form the heart shape, I used a cookie scoop to form a ball, rolled that into a tighter ball with my hand, which I pressed and fit into a small heart shape cookie cutter and then gently pressed out of the cookie cutter. It's quite a bit of extra work for the heart shape, but Valentine's isn't the same without heart shaped cake pops!
After each heart was dipped, sprinkled and dried, I packed each in a small plastic bag tied with pink ribbon. I ate one to test, mailed a package of 12 to my family in WA (which arrived very quickly with minimal damage!!) and gave the rest away to people here in town.
All in all, I was very happy how these little cuties turned out!