My daughter reminded me today when I picked her up from daycare that next week is Valentine’s Day. I suppose I should get my rear in gear because that means this weekend is the last minute mad dash for parents to get all those tasty treats prepared in and effort to look as if they’ve just been sitting around Pinteresting for weeks, and waiting for this day to get here. (Yes, I’m fairly certain that “Pinteresting” is a legitimate verb now.) I’ve still got to create some of those fancy little cards to get passed around in class, but these amazingly cute and easy Heart Shaped Cake Treats are going to make everything come together with perfection. In case you still need a show-stopper of a Valentine’s Day treat, here’s how you too can whip up some of these:
Heart Shaped Cake Treats
1 box of strawberry cake mix
1 container prepared white frosting (not cream cheese)
1 package pink candy wafers
1 package red candy wafers
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1 container of heart sprinkles (optional)
Making The Hearts
- Bake the strawberry cake following the directions on the box (work smarter not harder right?). Allow the baked cake to cool completely then remove from the cake pan and put into a large bowl and crumble.
- Add ½ of the container of the prepared frosting and blend the frosting with the crumbled cake by working the two together with your fingers. (You don’t absolutely have to use your hands, but I find it easier and faster to do it that way.)
- Test to make sure that you have used enough frosting by making a ball out of some of the cake/frosting mixture. Add more frosting if the cake is not holding its shape.
- Once you have the proper consistency, form a small ball and fit it into the heart shape mold. Once the molds are filled pop them into your freezer for about 15 minutes. During your wait you can prep the chocolate.
Preparing the Chocolate
- Pour the pink and red candy wafers into separate bowls and place one bowl in the microwave to melt at a time following the directions on the package.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and using forks, dip the cake pop hearts into the melted candy making sure that both sides of the heart are covered thoroughly with the candy coating.
- Return the coated cake pop hearts to the freezer for another 15 minutes to harden the candy coating.
Once all of the heart shaped cake pops are coated, melt the white chocolate in the microwave following any package directions. Use a spoon or small plastic squeeze bottle drizzle the melted white chocolate over each of the hearts and put in the refrigerator for a few minutes for your white chocolate drizzle to harden.