Conversation Heart Cupcakes

Conversation Heart Cupcakes

Here is a cute Valentine’s Day treat to take to your kids school. It’s a fun twist on the conversation heart candy. I meant for this to have words in frosting on the tops but I did not have the right frosting tip at home when I made them. So, I suggest writing cute phrases on the tops in frosting after you’ve made them. It’s a cute way to make them unique and the kids will have fun reading them. I made chocolate cupcakes and topped them with pound cake dipped in frosting. Yum!


  • Box of Cake Mix
  • Red, Green, Yellow, Orange and Purple Food Coloring
  • Frozen Sara Lee Pound Cake (10.75 ounces each), thawed
  • Conversation Heart Candies, optional for decoration
  • Vanilla Frosting

You will also need a ziploc bag and 3-inch heart cookie cutter. I found a set of various sized heart shaped cookie cutters at Wal-Mart for a few dollars.


Bake Cupcakes as directed on cake mix box. You can use whatever flavor you prefer. I used chocolate.

Cut your pound cake in half horizontally and use a 3-inch heart-shape cookie cutter to cut out hearts.

Conversation Heart Cupcakes

Spread vanilla frosting on the top of the cupcakes.

Place one pound cake heart on the top of the frosting on each cupcake. Make sure to press down enough that it does not fall off.

Conversation Heart Cupcakes

Place cupcakes in the freezer for 30 minutes or so.

Use one small microwaveable bowl for each color of frosting you will make. Add vanilla frosting. Do these one at a time. I put a couple of large spoonfuls in each and added a tiny drop of the desired food coloring. Stir. Place each one in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Stir.

Take one cupcake out of the freezer and dip into the colored, microwaved frosting. Make sure to cover the pound cake. Let the frosting drip off into your bowl. Set aside. Keep doing each cupcake and colors as you desire.

Take remaining vanilla frosting and color with the food coloring you would like to use for your phrases on top of the pound cake. Spoon it into a ziplock bag and use to write the phrases. Do whatever you like. Be creative. Get inspiration from your candy hearts.

Place cupcakes on a platter and use the conversation candy hearts as decoration and filler.

Enjoy your delicious cupcakes!

Melanie Kampman

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  1. This is a really cute idea…I hadn’t thought about using pound cake, a perfect size for these cute little cakes. I love it, thank you!

  2. Very simple to make and I think my grand daughters would enjoy making them with me Cute idea Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great idea for a Valentine’s Day party at school or work. I will definitely add a greeting on the top with icing. Thanks for the great idea and recipe!

  4. On the Wilton site I say these with a bear. We have the bear pan, so with your receipe (THANK YOU) we can make this for her class next year. We can use these for a lot of occasions. I didn’t know they would be so easy. Thanks again.

  5. So cute and looks so delicious! I’m not very creative when it comes to things like that so I turn to the web for ideas 🙂 Thanks!

  6. This is a really neat idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind for next year, but it would also work well for anniversaries. Thanks!

  7. These look so good, but way sweet at the same time. My daughter would be bouncing off the walls after just one of these. Lol!

  8. These look great, an AWESOME idea for Valentines Day. I’ll have to keep this in mind for next year 😉 Thanks ♥

  9. They look so yummy that I wish I had seen these before Valentines Day, but next year for sure. I am so hooked on cupcakes that I have gained weight and these won’t help

  10. I’m going to a bridal shower in a couple of weeks and all of us are bringing something. I’m going to make these and use paper doilies to make a design on top with powdered sugar. These will be perfect and so pretty!! Thanks for the idea

  11. these are so cute! I’d love to make them for church fair! I’m printing & keeping! Easy & fun!

  12. these are cute and i bet they taste a whole heck of a lot better than those icky little candy hearts do. now that it is almost st patricks day you could make them in the shape of clovers and color them green.

  13. This is such a cute idea. I may try some st.patricks day ones as someone else had suggested. I love the basic concept though. Maybe next year

  14. I love the fact that if I want a reliable recipe I can just pop in here and get one.These little cupcakes look deliciously tempting to make.I sometimes wonder if you are a chef because your recipes appeal so much to me.

  15. these are great for anytime, just a little something to show a little extra love, too cool,great idea thanks a bunch

  16. Those are cute and and look tasty too. Everyone brings baked goods but these are a bit more individualized.

  17. Great idea and a great “cheat” with the pound cake – I ‘ll have to keep it in mind for other holidays and times I want shapes on cakes, cupcakes, etc. Thanks!

  18. What a cute idea! I am going to try these with other shapes too for this summer! Like stars for Fourth of July! Thanks!

  19. How cute. Sort of wish my children were still that young to enjoy these. But then again, they are sweet… children will still love them.

  20. I love this recipe so much! It’s our 7 year anniversary today so this weekend I will be making this treat. Thanks for sharing because it’s just lovely.

  21. At any age a novelty dessert seems to intrigue children, as does the case with my 9 yr old son Evan. Routinely cut hearts in the pancakes that I cook on Sundays – still to this day gets a chuckle out of him and a smile.

    eva mitton-urban

  22. I love this idea! I make chocolate cupcakes, often and this would be a fun spin to put on them! Double treat!

  23. My daughter just got engaged and I will be throwing her a little party for family and friends. I will make these cupcakes and put their names on the frosting, what a neat idea.

  24. This is a really cute idea and I personally think they would be ideal for a bridal shower or valentines day.They are just so nice to present to anyone you love.

  25. Such a cute Idea! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

    Thanks for the Post, Picture’s and the “How To”.

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