A Heart and a BIG Kiss!

I haven’t done much decorating for Valentine’s Day but I thought I would highlight a couple Valentine theme cakes I have made in the past along with a few easy tips and instructions for making them so you can make them for your sweethearts!

The first cake was requested from a mom/grandma for her kids.

I do not have a heart shaped pan soooo – the easy way to make a heart cake is to take 1 square cake and the same measurement round cake to make the heart. For example – you will need 1 – 8″ square and 1 – 8″ round or you could use 1 – 6″ square and 1 – 6″ round or any size you want for the number of servings you need.

Set the square cake on point – so it looks like a diamond. Cut the round cake in half and place the halves on each side of the top 2 edges of the square.The picture is easier to understand!

Now you are ready to decorate your heart cake! I used pink and red buttercream to pipe the fantasy flowers. The red heart border was easily piped with a round tip. The pink swirls and hearts were quite labor-intensive free hand!

The other rather fun cake for Valentine’s Day that I have done in the past was a large Hershey’s Kiss cake. I used 2 6″ round layers and 1 half ball pan stacked. I then carved it down to a “kiss” shape. Frosted in chocolate frosting with a fondant white strip to emulate the paper tag. Crinkled up aluminum foil adds to the realism!

This is definitely a crowd pleaser and lots of fun to do!

So – have fun with your food and show some love on Valentine’s Day.

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