Totally Original, DIY Heart-Shaped Food

Serve a little love this Valentine's Day with bacon, potatoes, cake, and other food in the shape of you-know-whats.

Compiled by Rachel Hofstetter
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    Bacon Hearts

    Why didn't we think of this: shape bacon into hearts before baking, and they'll hold their form from oven to plate.

    Inspired by The Paper Mama >>

    Roasted Potato Hearts

    Everyday potatoes go cute with this simple recipe. Make a whole batch of hearts, or just add a few to a side dish of regular cubed spuds.

    Get the recipe at Hanielas >>

    Pepperoni Hearts

    Cut out tiny little hearts with a cookie cutter or scissors, and even pizza gets romantic! Alternate plan: call your local pizzeria and ask if you can order a whole pie shaped like a heart.

    Get the recipe at One Charming Party >>

    Oreo Hearts

    Start with store-bought Oreo Cakesters, add a cookie cutter, and you have heart magic.

    Get the recipe at Bakerella.com>>

    Heart Cinnamon Rolls

    Take a moment to twist regular cinnamon roll dough into Cupid's treat.

    Get the recipe at Poppies At Play >>

    Surprise Heart Cake

    Don't show all your hearts at once—save one for a dramatic finale when you slice into this gorgeous, showstopper cake.

    Get the recipe at I Am Baker >>

    Eggs in a Heart

    Here's a fun take on 'Toad in a Hole' eggs and toast—simply use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or a knife to make the egg's holiday-themed hole.

    Get the recipe at Food 4 Tots >>

    Heart Pancakes

    Give pancakes a double dose of Valentine's flair: red velvet cake flavor plus pretty heart shapes.

    Get the recipe at Recipe Girl >>

    Strawberry Heart Cupcake

    A single strawberry finds its true calling as a heart topper.

    Get the recipe at  A Party Style>>

    Heart Fairy Bread

    This sprinkle-topped treat from Australia is known as "Fairy Bread" and becomes a Valentine's Day surprise with a see-through heart window.

    Get the recipe at Paper and Cloth >>

    Heart Marshmallows

    Turn an afternoon cup of hot chocolate into a Valentine's treat with homemade vanilla marshmallows.

    Get the recipe at Baked Bree >>

    Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

    These individually-sized cakes take some time to make, but the result is total wow.

    Get the recipe at Hungry Happenings >>

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