DIY Cupid's Arrow Cake Pops

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Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or Singles Awareness Day this year, you can still count on enjoying all the sweets! Take a stab at this simple and fun Valentine's Day cake pops tutorial with a bloody twist.

(Image: Rache Metz)

Things You'll Need

  • Boxed or homemade cake of your choice
  • Canned or homemade frosting of choice 
  • Red chocolate melts
  • Red decorating gel 
  • Seedless raspberry jam
  • Heart cookie cutter
  • Gold edible glitter (optional)
  • Cake sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Pencil

Step 1: Bake Your Cake

Bake your cake per the instructions on the box/your homemade recipe.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Tip

  • Lining your cake pan with tin foil helps aid in an easier clean up! You can pull the cake out and save yourself a trip to the sink to scrub the caramelization off.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 2: Cool & Crumble

Allow your cake to cool entirely. Cut it up into sections (making it easier to handle) and crumble into a large bowl.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 3: Mix, Roll & Shape

Once you've crumbled your cake, grab your choice of frosting and scoop one large spoonful. Mix that thoroughly and add more as needed until the texture is like play-dough.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Grab your heart-shaped cookie cutter and scoop out enough cake mixture to fill it up. Roll it into a smooth ball so it sticks together, then press it down into the cookie cutter.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Press your cake ball into the heart cookie cutter, making sure to mold it completely to the shape.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Then, gently push your cake out of the mold.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 4: Chill Cakes

Chill the heart cakes in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes until firm.

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Step 5: Fill the Cakes

After the hearts have chilled for a bit in the fridge, take them out and cut them in half.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Carefully hollow out one side of each heart with a spoon. Then fill the hollow side up with the seedless raspberry jam.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Take a bit of frosting and pipe it along the edges of each heart like glue to bond the tops back on. Then place the cakes back in the fridge to chill for another 10-20 minutes.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 6: Add Cake Sticks

Melt down your red chocolate and dip the tip of your cake sticks into it.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Place the sticks into your heart cake pops anywhere you'd like. I got creative and went for different angles. Remember that this is supposed to look like Cupid shot his arrow into the hearts from afar, so have fun with it!

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Add some of the melted chocolate to the seam where the frosting was to secure it more.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Place the cakes back in the fridge until the chocolate dries and firms.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 7: Dip the Hearts

Take your hearts out of the fridge and cover them in the red melted chocolate. Shake the excess chocolate off and place the cakes on your cookie sheet to harden.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 8: Add Arrow Tails

You can detail your cake pop arrows however you'd like. Get creative and switch up the colors or patterns.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Things You'll Need

  • Glue gun
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Sketch out an arrow tail shape and trace it multiple times onto your construction paper, then cut them out. Cut two tail pieces for each cake pop you are making (example: 10 cake pops = 20 tail pieces).

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Hot glue the sides of the arrow tails back-to-back onto each tip of your cake pop sticks.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Cut diagonal slits on each tail, then fray the slits a little bit to give them more texture.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 9: Add Glitter

For more flare, add gold glitter as the "love dust" on the tip of Cupid's arrows.

(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 10: Pipe On Some "Blood"

You can find food decorating gel at most grocery stores. Pipe the gel around the base of the cake stick so that it will drip down like blood.

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)

Step 11: Display & Devour

The cakes are now ready to set out and serve! They instantly enhance any dessert table and are absolutely delicious. The raspberry filling is the perfect touch (and a refreshing complement to the chocolate).

(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)
(Image: Rachel Metz)
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