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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  • Sounds like a great treat. Look forward to making some next month!

  • joanne gentry

    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!

  • dawn cook

    very cute!

  • Dana Pugsley

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

  • love it

  • Ashley Morrissey

    Looks absolutely delicious!

  • Megan D.

    So cute and they look absolutely delicious!

  • christina moore

    Cute, my granddaughters would love this

  • Kirsten

    Oh, I have to make these. Easy AND delicious!

  • Julie Sullivan

    Omg, these cupcakes look delicious …Really easy recipe also..

  • These are cute cupcakes.

  • Catherine M

    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!

  • Lily Kwan

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  • susan smoaks

    these look delicious and so creative too!

  • kaitlin

    This is such a cute idea! I think I will make some this year!

  • Alison

    Those sounds good – will have to try them!

  • Toni F

    I wish there would have been blogs like this when my kids were little. Great stuff.

  • What a cute idea! I’m sorry I found this after Valentine’s Day.

  • dawn cook

    these are so cute! a must try! with different cookie cutters even…

  • Casey S.

    OMG these look so cute and yummy.

  • Michelle Northcutt

    Wow, that was pretty darn creative, and SUPER easy! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Karen Propes

    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.

  • william saylor

    This is a cute idea.

  • Rebecca R

    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!

  • lisa

    Cute and simple. Thanks.

  • 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!

  • Deborah D

    My niece &nephew will have fun using the cookie cutter to make the hearts!

  • Winningmama2013

    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!

  • Kelly F.

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

  • Deb Dorrington

    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

  • Melissa S

    These are adorable, I’ve bookmarked them for next Valentines.

  • Sharon Siqueiros

    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

  • Rosie

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

  • terri tillman

    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.

  • lauren p

    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

  • Steph

    Yum! I love cupcakes and conversation hearts – so this recipe sounds like a winner!

  • Oh these are so cute, and it doesn’t have to be valentine’s day to give a heart.

  • Oh these are so cute, and it doesn’t have to be valentine’s day to give a heart.

  • 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.

  • What a cute idea 🙂

  • Mer

    How clever! I think these would be perfect for a friend’s engagement party.

  • michelle oakley warner

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

  • Cassandra Grant

    I’m excited to try this!! Looks Yummy!!

  • Who would have thought of using pound cake…. what a wonderful choice. These are just too cute for words. Going on our must try list.

  • Debra C

    A cute idea and easy!

  • Cami

    how cute are these????? i am saving for next valentines day 🙂

  • lisa

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

  • Laura P.

    Super cute idea. I’ll have to remember this for next Valentine’s Day.

  • laurie damrose

    Those are cute and remind me of the candies.

  • Duh, why didn’t I think of this?! I have a wedding coming up and heart-shape cupcakes would be a neat idea.

  • krystal

    that looks veary delightful and delsih

  • krystal

    that looks so ggod and delish its literally making my mouth water

  • Debbie Welchert

    What a nice easy snack or dessert to make for my grandchildren. They will love it.

  • md kennedy

    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!

  • Bayle Stoneback

    what a cute idea! maybe next year i will remember to do :p

  • Michele Menefee

    Really cute idea. 🙂

  • Robyn L

    such a neat idea; thanks for sharing

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

  • Stacy Alfano

    These look so yummy!!!!! I’m going to have to make these!!

  • Teresa Koedyker

    Very cute idea!! Can’t wait to make these with my granddaughter!!

  • jo n

    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.

  • Holly Rhone

    those look really cute

  • Such a cute idea!! Definitely have to try this out!

  • samantha s

    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.

  • Eva Mitton-Urban

    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

    • How sweet… heart pancakes are such a cute idea!

  • These look so cute – this is a great idea for next V-Day!

  • Oh my…these look delicious!

  • Krystal V.

    looks so cute and delicious [=

  • lisa

    I love cupcakes. That is a nice project that the kids can help with and enjoy.

  • Michelle Elizondo

    This is beautiful. Perfect for a holiday.

  • Becca May

    wow!! these are too precious!!!

  • Christian Alejandro

    Great idea for V-day or a birthday!

  • Mahdi Martin

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

  • natalie nichols

    This is so cute! I’ll have to remember this when Feb. rolls around.

  • Dee Uy

    so cute and looks easy to make!

    Dee from MadameDeals

  • Maria Iemma

    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.

  • 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.

  • rebeccabasset

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

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

  • Anne Flickinger

    These are too cute! Very nice for Valentine’s Day!

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