Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How to Make a Heart- Shaped Cake

Today I made a Red Velvet Heart Cake for Valentine’s Day. But the focus of this post isn’t the Red Velvet Cake recipe, it’s the process on making a heart cake. Making a heart cake is surprisingly simple. All you have to do is… Did you really think that I would tell you the secret already? No way! Keep reading to find out. :)

Heart Cake

Wow! My cake was actually pretty difficult to make because we ran into a lot of problems in frosting the cake. My cake turned out kind of messy, because my cakes that I put together were a little on the crumbly side.

Heart Cake 1

First off, you start by making a round cake and a square cake. Try to make them as close in height as possible. I’m sorry to report that I used a red velvet box mix for this cake. I wanted to save time and effort.

Heart Cake 2

Next cut the circular cake in half. I used a tape measure to cut it exactly even.

Heart Cake 3

Then you take the two half circle cakes and you connect them to the square. My half circles were a little bigger than the length of the square sides, but I cut some edges and it worked out okay.

Heart Cake 4

Frosting the cake was difficult. The top of the cake was very tender, and it ripped when we tried to spread frosting over it. By being even more careful, my Mom and I were able to spread the frosting over the cake without damaging it a lot.

Heart Cake 5

I ended up throwing some Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top. This cake wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough. The heart shape is really cool and it is great for Valentine’s Day. Want to impress someone? Most people will think that this cake came straight out of a bakery. And trust me, that’s a good thing. :)

And even a kid can make a heart cake… Like Me!

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Heart Cake

How to Make a Heart- Shaped Cake

Yield: 1 heart shaped cake

Here's a super easy way to make a heart-shaped cake.

Ingredients:

cake mix, prepared as directed (or your favorite 2 layer cake recipe)
favorite frosting recipe (enough to frost a 2 layer cake)

Directions:

1. Prepare the cake batter, and divide between two pans- an 8-inch square pan and an 8-inch round pan- that have been sprayed with nonstick spray). Bake as the recipe directs.

2. Let the cakes cool completely, then remove them from the pan and onto a wire rack.

3. Find a cutting board or large platter that will fit the large heart cake. Place the square cake on point (one corner pointing down). Cut the round cake in half and place on the upper sides of the square to form a heart shape. Frost the cake and decorate as you wish!

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11 Responses to “How to Make a Heart- Shaped Cake”

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    Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier — February 11, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    What a neat and easy way to make a heart shaped cake! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction — February 11, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    The cake looks adorable and delicious.
    Annamaria

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    aumama — February 12, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    Well done !!!!son … hope to see more wonderful tips …live long n heathy life

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    Missy @ Dot-to-Dot Connections — February 12, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    This is great! My 9 year old daughter loves to bake and decorate cakes too. I’ve pinned this for her :) As for your comment about “even a kid can make a heart cake”, I have to point out that my 9 year old is better at making and decorating cakes than I am ;) You are doing a great job!! Keep up the good work, both with the baking and also with the blogging!

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    Karen Wolff — February 12, 2014 @ 8:26 am

    fantastic idea for those of us who do not own heart shaped pans but would love the heart shape!

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    Paulette Cantrell — February 12, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    Great job I will borrow this if you don’t mind:)

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    katie — February 12, 2014 @ 11:43 am

    Such a cool concept and I love that you can use pans that you already have on hand–no need to buy a speciality pan :)

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    Lynna — February 12, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    I love this easy trick to make a heart shaped cake!

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    Amy — February 14, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    Great idea!!! tip for icing easier.. freeze cake pieces for about 30 minutes.. it will also help with the amount of cake crumbs in the icing also!! great job!!

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    ERIKA — February 19, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    Looks great.

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    Lauren — February 24, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

    I have never thought to do this! …I just need an excuse to make a cake… :)

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