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How to make a heart paperclip dessert topper

Inside: How to make a heart paperclip dessert topper!

In honor of our anniversary weekend, I wanted to make a little treat that Matt and I could enjoy together. These miniature lava cakes are incredibly rich and quick to whip up. To add a little more love, I added these cute heart paperclip dessert toppers! Here is how to make a heart paperclip. I purchased the festive red and white paper clips a while ago and was pleased to put them to such sweet use:).

Heart paperclip dessert topper

Heart paperclip

I love these! Since they are so easy to make you could use them to brighten up everyday snickers at the office just as well as they could adorn a multitude of fancy bridal shower desserts. This how to make a heart paperclip dessert topper can go on any treat, lunch, or snack to help brighten your love bugs day!


A few treats to add your heart paperclip topper too!

Now that you know how to make a heart paperclip here are a few of my favorite desserts to make for a fun Valentines party!


How to make a heart paperclip

Heres how to make a heart paperclip topper, simply bend a paper clip into shape with your hands. The heart is an easy three bends. First, bend the long side over and out, then shape the second side inward to make the heart. Third, twist out the bottom to stick into cakes, cupcakes, and treats of any kind.


For a yummy chocolate treat, make this easy Lava Cake!

The cakes are especially wonderful right out of the oven so if you plan to have them after dinner it is best to chill the batter in the cupcake tray and stick in the oven to bake and serve hot! I love adorable Valentine heart shaped ramekins and now you know how to make a heart paperclip they would pair perfectly!


Miniature Chocolate Lava Cakes

For a yummy chocolate treat, here are what you need for the Miniature Lava Cake:

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 ramekins
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 cup chocolate
  • 10 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour


  1. Microwave to melt 1 cup of chocolate with 10 tablespoons of butter on high for about 90 seconds

  2. Stir as you go.

  3. Mix in 1/2 cup flour and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.

  4. Add 3 eggs and 3 egg whites to the bowl and mix well.

  5. Finish the batter off with 1 tsp of Vanilla.

  6. Bake in small ramekins or a cupcake tray for 10 minutes at 425 degrees.

PS. Grateful for nine years of love, travel, babies and gooey chocolate treats.


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  1. Lava cakes may seriously be my favorite thing to make, since they’re so simple, yet so fancy in a way.

    Love the idea of the paper clip hearts! Great addition.

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