Wilton Valentine’s Day Cake Pops {Review & Giveaway}

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If the way to a man’s heart is truly through his stomach, I think I’ve got that covered this Valentine’s Day. In my experience homemade treats make great Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone in our lives! Wilton makes this even easier with all their fun Valentine’s Day baking products and ideas that make even the simplest treats look amazing and hard to resist.

Baking and decorating can be so easy and fun if you have the right tools. A great case in point is with cake pops.  I had made cake pops before but always had to be quick. If you have ever worked with melted chocolate or candy melts you know that getting and keeping the right consistency is tricky and you run the risk of burning your chocolate while trying to maintain the right temperature for dipping.

I found the Wilton Chocolate Pro Melter a lifesaver! I really wonder how I ever did without it. With both a melt and warm setting, it is easy to achieve and maintain great results!

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It also leaves plenty of time to decorate after your pops have had a chance to harden. By placing a bit of melted chocolate on the back of decorations it acts like glue and you can easily add to your cake pop. Tweezers and toothpicks really work well for this process.

I loved using the candy eyeballs to create these fun Valentine’s Day people. I like to think they are in a love triangle, with both guys trying to get the attention of the girl in the middle. I quartered mini marshmallows and with some white candy melts I easily attached them with my tweezers. Cute, right?

And because I love toasted coconut, I created this monster. I think coconut makes for great fur, don’t you? I actually felt bad watching my husband devour him. He was almost too cute to eat.

To see the Wilton cake pop recipe and more Valentine’s Day cake pop ideas, see Amazing Cake Pops: Wilton Style and Toasted Coconut and Cherry Surprise Cake Pops on my co-authored baking blog, Oh My! Sugar High.

And because I know how you all love a giveaway, I’ve got the following prize pack to give one of my readers!


Visit the Wilton Online Shop to purchase the featured products online or check your local craft store including Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and AC Moore. Target and Walmart are also carrying seasonal Wilton products!


{ Giveaway }

One of my lucky readers will win a Wilton Valentine’s Day Prize Package as shown above worth over $50!

MAIN ENTRY: Check out these Wilton Valentine’s Day ideas and tell me something you’d love to make!

Want more entries? (Of course!) After answering my question do any of the following and leave a comment telling me what you did. Each is worth one entry unless otherwise noted. Your comment is your entry so please leave the appropriate number of comments for each extra entry.

-Subscribe to A Piece of Cake blog by Wilton
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-Enter the Valentine’s Day Prize Pack giveaway at Oh My! Sugar High
-Enter any of my other current giveaways (leave a comment for each)
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This contest will end on 2/9/11 at 11:59 pm CST. U.S. residents 18+ only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before I draw another winner or do a live giveaway.

Disclosure – As a Wilton Mom Ambassador I was provided with the Wilton products used in this post, while baking ingredients were purchased by myself. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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