It’s officially the week of all things hearts, flowers, sweets and LOVE! Happy Valentine’s Day! We have our traditions that we do every year (including a big heart shaped box of chocolates for each kiddo on Valentine’s Day)…but I also love to create something new, fun and unexpected each year too! This year I came up with these adorable mini pound cake hearts. I had them ready for the kids after school yesterday. It was such fun and festive way to welcome them home!
Here’s my secret…I used store bought pound cake! It made whipping these together super quick and easy, but you could also make your own homemade! Maybe I will next time?? I purchased the Sara Lee frozen pound cake and didn’t even thaw it first! I cut slices and then used heart shaped cookie cutters to make my adorable little ‘cakes’.
For the frosting I used white candy melts and dyed them 3 shades of pink! Simply dip one side of the heart into the candy melts and you get the sweetest little cake. My kiddos loved the way the topping hardens, they said it reminded them of a cake pop! I’ll take that as a compliment 🙂
I decided to keep my very plain and simple in just varying shades of pink, but you could also add sprinkles or other fun toppings!
Slice pound cake into 1/2 inch slices. Then use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out the heart cakes. Place hearts into the freezer for 2-3 hours. The cakes need to be completely frozen in order to dip successfully into the candy melts.
Once the hearts are completely frozen, then follow directions to melt the candy melts. Once melted, separate into bowls and add food dye. I used three shades of pink by adding 1 drop to the first bowl, 2 drops to the second, and 3 drops to the third.
Using your hand dip one side of the heart into the melted candy. Swirl around so that the top is fully coated. Let dry on a cookie rack. Candy will harden. If you decide you want to add sprinkles, just be sure to do so before the candy hardens!