Here are some valentine cake pop ideas for that day of hearts. Cake pops are an excellent alternative to the traditional cake and have become exceptionally popular in recent times, due to how easy it is to customize them in a variety of different ways. These small cake balls on a stick have even been used as wedding favors on several different occasions, due to how versatile they are. However, cake pops are more popular on valentines day than any other holiday- and with good reason. So let’s get started with a few valentine cake pop ideas.
Valentine Cake Pop Ideas
Pink, red and white are the three most popular colors on valentines day. Unfortunately, people do not realize that there are more pink, red and white flavors than just strawberry, cherry and vanilla. While these three flavors do make good cake pops, they are far too common. Pink lemonade, pink champagne, pink grapefruit and raspberry are some flavors that most people do not expect in pink treats. White chocolate, coconut, pineapple, almond, champagne and pear can easily replace traditional vanilla. When it comes to red, red velvet cake and apple make wonderful replacements for simple strawberry; or one can make strawberry with a twist, such as strawberry-orange.
Any cake other than chocolate can be dyed pink or red with food coloring mixed into the batter.
When it comes to presentation, the first thing that people will notice is the way that the cake pops are decorated and these valentine cake pop ideas will make yours stand out from the rest. While there is nothing wrong with a simple frosting, there are many ways to make cake pops elegant-looking. Melted white chocolate or almond bark, while producing an appealing creamy white shade on their own, can easily be dyed to any color imaginable with just a few drops of food coloring.
Rolling a frosted cake pop in shredded coconut or crushed nuts can add not only an interesting textural appearance, but a nice contrast in flavor as well. Edible pearls, glitter, gold or silver leaf and sugar crystals can be dusted across a frosted cake pop to add an element of elegance. A quick and pretty swirl pattern can be made by dipping the tines of a fork into melted chocolate and drizzled or swirled across the frosted pop. Wrapping and tying the stick with a piece of ribbon or lace after the pop is decorated ties the design together.
It is important to make sure that the cake pops go well with the chosen decor. For example, if fine china, white lace, white roses and candles adorn the table, a cake pop frosted in melted white chocolate and decorated with edible pearls will look far better than a colorful pop. If the kitchen or dining room decor is done in bright colors, then use complimentary shades for the cake pop frosting- and white can be used sparingly as an accent color.
Here are some valentine cake pop ideas for display. The most common way to display cake pops is to stand them on a plate or saucer. However, it is far more appealing to display them in an interesting manner; such as placing one or two stem-first in a small vase with a thorn-free, long-stemmed rose. Tying several cake pops’ sticks together with a length of ribbon creates a cute and playful edible bouquet. They can be fastened to the top of small gift boxes with a pretty ribbon, which adds an unexpected, thoughtful element to the gift’s presentation. However, when tying the pops to a gift box or creating an edible bouquet with them, it is important to wrap the edible end in a piece of clear cellophane, tied with ribbon or lace, so the frosting or chocolate coating does not smear.
There you have it. I hope these valentine cake pop ideas help you decide exactly what you would like to prepare on that day of hearts.