Valentine Cake Pop Bouquet Tutorial (2024)


This is a step-by-step video tutorial demonstrating how to make the Valentine's cake pop bouquet cone (with penguin cake pop) as shown in the photos. I spent many many hours troubleshooting and problem-solving to get the right combo of cake pops (and pretzel rods), in the right sized cone, in the right sized box. In this tutorial, I'm sharing everything I've learned so that you can learn how to recreate the same boxed set in about 25 minutes...instead of several days ;)

This tutorial is best for someone who has made cake pops or cake balls before. This is not an "Intro to Cake Pops" tutorial. Some cake pop "basics" will be covered in this video, but those skills are not the primary content.

In this tutorial, you'll learn:

*How to reproduce the ice cream cone bouquet shown in the photos

*How to hand-sculpt a cake ball into a penguin and heart shape

*Tips for preventing or fixing common mistakes made when making cake pops

*How to make your own piping bag with parchment paper

*How to pipe with melted chocolate (candy melts)

*How to prevent lollipop sticks from "yellowing" over time

*Tips for arranging your bouquet and packaging it for gifting or sale

*Where to purchase all the needed supplies (including purchase links for just about everything!)

Along with the video download, you will receive a supply list with hyperlinks to purchase needed supplies. Please reach out if the links don't work.

PLEASE be aware that the supply list was created with a bakery business owner (including home-based bakery-owners) in mind. I'm a home-based bakery owner myself, so that is the perspective from which I designed the supply list. If you are a hobby baker, hoping to recreate just one or two boxes (versus 20+ boxes, as a baker might offer for Valentine's Day), you may find the cost of "bulk" supplies prohibitive.

This tutorial is still useful for teaching sculpting techniques, as well as the tips & tricks listed above. However, some users have been disappointed that the links provided in the supply list (the same links I used to purchase my own supplies) are for bulk-purchasing, not for individual or small quantities. Please be mindful of that when considering an investment in this tutorial.

Along with the video download, you will receive a supply list with hyperlinks to purchase needed supplies. Please reach out if the links don't work.

The information provided in this tutorial is confidential, for use only by you, the purchaser. Certainly, you can reproduce the finished cake pops / product(s) for your own use, including for sale at whatever price you choose. However, sharing techniques, recipes (if included), or any other content covered in the tutorial is strictly prohibited. Do not "reteach" the techniques. Do not share the supply list or the links within it. Do not discuss, or ask questions about, the techniques shown with anyone other than Becca Aronowitz, the creator. This includes engagement in forums such as Facebook groups, as well as posting work-in-progress, behind-the-scenes, and similar "DIY-style" content on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter.

To be clear: you can post videos, pictures, etc of your finished product(s), but do not show the creation of the product(s) or share the resources included in the supply list.

Your purchase of this tutorial serves as an agreement to the terms above.

Immediately after purchase, you'll receive an email with links to all the digital content. For that reason, no refunds can be offered.

For the best use experience, this video should be opened and downloaded using a computer. However, it can still be accessed and viewed on a mobile device or tablet. For iPhone users specifically, PLEASE click through the step-by-step images within the description photos for instructions for viewing. Some of the newer/updated iPhones will show the download icon & list on the top left side of the Safari screen, instead of the top right side, as shown here (in the slide labeled "Step 3").

There are now TWO versions of the same video available for download with purchase. The file labeled “Valentine Cake Pop Bouquet Tutorial - FULL RESOLUTION” is the original, full resolution document. However, a smaller, more condensed version is now available, more suited for phone downloads/viewing. That file is labeled “V alentine Cake Pop Bouquet Tutorial - REDUCED RESOLUTION.” Both videos are identical, with the exception of viewing quality. Please keep this in mind as you consider how/where you’d like to watch the tutorial :)

IPHONE USERS, PLEASE READ: For photo instructions on how to view this video on an iPhone, please click through the step-by-step images within the description photos (directions are in the pink boxes within the screenshot photos). For the best user experience, this video should be opened and downloaded using a computer. Viewing on an iPhone is possible, but you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open your email
  2. Click on the .mov file. Then click "Download" (do not click "View" if you're trying to watch the video using an iPhone)
  3. Wait for the file to download. It may take a few minutes. Please make note of the screenshot showing how "downloading" might look on your iPhone
  4. After the file is fully-downloaded, click on the file name to view/watch. Some of the newer/updated iPhones will show the download icon & list on the top left side of the Safari screen, instead of the top right side, as shown here (in the slide labeled "Step 3").
Valentine Cake Pop Bouquet Tutorial (2024)


How do you arrange a cake pop bouquet? ›

For Bouquet: PLACE white foam ball inside decorator bucket. Tie decorator ribbon in bow around top of bucket. Place paper crinkle on top of foam ball to cover. Arrange 18 to 20 cake pops, as desired, by inserting into foam ball base.

How many cake pops does 1 box of cake mix make? ›

Your cake mix should be moist enough to shape into a large mound and keep its shape. Roll your cake mix into 1 inch balls using the palms of your hands. You should be able to get 35-40 cake balls from a single batch of cake mix. Pour one entire package of white chocolate candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.

How do you package cake pops? ›

You should use bubble wrap and sturdy boxes. Also, you can put the custom tissue paper at the box bottom and lay pops in alternating directions. Both ideas are good, so we will let you decide which one suits you more.

What not to do when making cake pops? ›

Don't make your cake balls too big or they may fall apart when you dip them. Do scoop and form only a few portions at a time. It'll help prevent your dough from drying out. Don't keep the unformed dough exposed to air (again, it will dry out).

How long before an event should you make cake pops? ›

If you have guests or you are making cake pops to send guests home with, it's important to give them fresh cake pops, because you can't be sure when they will eat it. You can make such one or two days in advance, but not longer than that. However, cake pops can be stored up to seven days if refrigerated.

Are cake pops cheaper than cupcakes? ›

Less expensive – Generally speaking, mini cupcakes are less expensive than cake pops because they can be produced in larger quantities and quicker.

What is best to dip cake pops in? ›

You can dip the cake balls into pure white chocolate, which is what I prefer for best taste, but that stuff is pretty expensive. And you need a good amount for all 40 cake pops! You can use candy melts/candy coating instead.

Should I leave cake pops out overnight? ›

Keep them in a cool and dry place on your counter, and they'll stay yummy for about a week.

Can I refrigerate cake pops overnight before dipping? ›

Your mixture can be prepared a couple days in advance and kept in the fridge until ready to use. You can even form the cake balls a day ahead and let them chill in the fridge for easier dipping.

Do you freeze cake pops before dipping? ›

Place each cake pop onto a baking sheet and transfer to the freezer for about 15- 20 minutes. Don't keep them there too long or they will become too cold and cause the hot melted candy to crack after you dip them. Thin out the candy melts before dipping– Meanwhile, melt the rest of the candy in a bowl.

How do you package a dozen cake pops? ›

put your pops in the individual compartments. Next put a layer of either candy pads or a cardboard sheets or even your square cake cardboard bases! Then put the next Cake Pop Insert in, in the opposite direction, keeping the weight of the box even on both sides.

Can you make cake pops 2 days in advance? ›

These can be made up to 10 days in advance if stored in the fridge. If stored at room temperature, they can be made up to 3 days in advance. Do cake pops need to be refrigerated? No, but they will last longer in the fridge.

What is the best way to decorate cake pops? ›

Dip your cake pops in a layer of chocolate or Candy Melts and cover with sprinkles before leaving to cool. This has to be the simplest of cake pop decorating ideas, but it doesn't make it any less effective! Change up the colors and sprinkles to suit any theme, from baby showers to kids birthday parties!

How do you present cake pops creatively? ›

Another great and cheap idea is to simply put each cake pop in a cellophan bag and tie a ribbon around it. It is a little more time consuming to do that with hundreds of pops (I have been there before!), but it sure looks cute and special! I have seen such a cool idea as well by Abigail Barnes on Paper And Cake!

How do you display cake pops for a birthday party? ›

Here are a few ideas for showcasing your cake pops:
  1. On a cake pop stand: A cake pop stand is a specially designed holder that allows you to display your cake pops upright. ...
  2. In a bouquet: Create a bouquet of cake pops by arranging the pops in a vase or container, using toothpicks or lollipop sticks to hold them in place.
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