Conservation Heart Cake Pops are a fun, family friendly Valentine’s Day dessert. The coated heart shaped cake balls are served on sticks and decorated with cute conservation heart sayings.
My family likes to celebrate Valentine’s Day by doing fun things as a family. I enjoy making fun themed snacks (Muddy Buddies and Pretzel Bites) and treats (Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts and Oreo Hearts). But of course, you need a dessert to be part of the celebration too. Inspired by the popular Valentine’s Day candy, I made Conservation Heart Cake Pops.
If you don’t know what cake pops are, they are basically cake balls covered in a candy coating and served on sticks. To make Conservation Heart Cake Pops, you need to bake a cake and allow it to cool. Then you crumble the cake into fine crumbs and add in frosting. Form the mixture into heart shapes and place in the fridge to chill for an hour. Then dip a lollipop stick into the melted wafers and insert it into the cake heart ball. Each heart gets fully dipped into the different colored melted wafers. When the candy coating is hardened, the hearts can be decorated with the conversation heart sayings using writing icing. The Conservation Heart Cake Pops are a fun, kid friendly Valentine’s Day dessert.
- 16.5 oz box of cake mix
- ¾ of a 16 oz. container of frosting
- 8 oz. bag of white melting wafers
- 8 oz. bag of green melting wafers
- 8 oz. bag of pink melting wafers
- 8 oz. bag of orange melting wafers
- 8 oz. bag of yellow melting wafers
- Wilton Candy Melts EZ Thin Dipping Aid, shortening or oil for thinning
- 30 lollipop sticks
- Pink writing icing
- Bake a 9x13 cake according to package directions. Allow cake to cool completely.
- In a bowl, crumble cake into fine crumbs and mix in about ¾ of the container of frosting.
- Form cake mixture into 1½ inch balls and shape into heart shapes. Place hearts covered in the fridge for an hour or more.
- Melt wafers in the microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals. Stirring after each interval until melted. If mixture is thick, thin by using Wilton Candy Melts EZ Thin Dipping Aid, or mixing in 1 tsp. shortening or oil at a time until desired thinness.
- Remove several cake hearts from the fridge at a time.
- Dip ½ inch of a lollipop stick into the melted wafers and insert it almost half way into a cake heart. Allow the cake pop to rest for 30 seconds or a minute to let the melted wafers harden onto the stick.
- Dip the cake heart fully into the melted wafers while holding onto the stick.
- After dipping, gently tap and rotate the stick to remove the excess candy coating.
- Repeat the melting and dipping process with the different wafer colors.
- After candy coating hardens, use pink icing to write the conversation heart sayings onto the cake pops.