Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Heart-Shaped Cake

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

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So, you want to make a heart-shaped cake for your sweetie but don't have a heart-shaped pan? What do you do? Well, I found a PIN for that! As long as you have a square and a circle pan (of equal size, i.e. both 8") you can make your heart-shaped cake! It is a very simple baking project, even easier than what I thought it would be. If I can make a heart shaped cake by improvising, so can you! Let's check out that PIN...


Board: Valentine's Day
Pin: 78390849733780663
Source: http://happyhomefairy.com/category/valentines-day-ideas/

As you can see I baked both a circle and a square cake, about 8" in diameter. If you have smaller or larger pans, that is okay! Just be sure that the square and circle pans that you chose have the same diameter. We do not want a lop-sided heart now do we? :)

Now, for the hardest part! Cut the circle piece in two... right down the middle:

You will need to transfer both your intact square cake and the two circle halves onto a larger plate. I utilized a Christmas Cookie platter (just because of it's size) to construct my heart cake. Place the square cake down first, and then place on the circle halves. See below for a visual aid:

Lastly, just ice your heart cake in any fashion you would like. I chose a fluffy vanilla icing and a Valentine's sprinkle mix from Wilton's. The possibilities are endless. They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach! As long as you start with a yummy cake, I'm sure he will not mind how it's decorated. So, don't stress if you are not a professional cake decorator. As you can see, I'm not!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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