These were the product of a happy accident.
I didn't add quite enough water to my dumpling dough (even though I've made it many times before), so it ended up being a little drier than usual and pretty tough to roll into neat balls that would stick together.
I made like 3 balls before I gave up and started to make little cubes instead. N joined in and made pyramids since he decided cubes and spheres were too hard to make. Plus, I added a little heart out of the last of the dough for a little fun :)
All of the shapes cooked up fine, I usually let them float around on the surface for a minute or two before fishing them out of the water.
Give shaped dumplings a try, they make your soup cute!