Monday, February 14, 2011


I have to admit that I'm not a die-hard fan of Valentine's Day. I mean I love all of the pink and red stuff associated with it. But I've never celebrated the day with much fanfare, and I have zero expectations associated with it. I personally prefer 365 days of small gestures of love and respect (and equitable division of household labor) to one day with one grand gesture that will be forgotten. It just feels like the most contrived holiday of them all. And while I'm certainly appreciative of any small gesture to mark the day, it's just not something I get excited about.

But... that didn't stop me from doing some V-day related baking. It all started with a commercial that's been running all the time on tv advertising mail order chocolate covered strawberries. This made me have a crazy craving for chocolate covered strawberries. Of course, this time of year the grocery store strawberry offerings are sad, but I still dipped a few strawberries to satisfy the craving. They're not Godiva, but they'll do.

Dipped Strawberries 02

I also marked the occasion with some cake pops. I found mini ice cream cones at the grocery store, which were perfect for this version. So I set to work...

Mini Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops 02

I ran out of peanut M&Ms for the "cherries", so I made a few Valentine versions...

Mini Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops 01

I've made quite a few cake pops in the past few years. Cupcake pops. Christmas pops. Valentine cake balls. Graduation pops. And in the world of cake pops, I think these are actually pretty easy. There's really no need for perfection when dipping. The dripping adds a bit of authenticity and looks like melting ice cream. And even the screw ups are kinda cute too...

Oops Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

~RaenWa~ said...

Those cones are so cute. Glad to hear you had a nice Valentines Day.

cindy said...

Can you tell me which grocery store you found the mini ice cream cones? Love your are sooooo talented. Thanks for sharing your creations!

L said...

I found the cones at Hy Vee. I'm not sure if you are in Iowa or not, but that's where I found them. The box looks like regular sized cones, but they are called "Kids Cones."

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