Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Sweeter Valentine's Day (with a Heart Cake)

Let me preface this post by saying that I am not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. I really don't like all the commercialization of this "holiday," I don't get mad if my hubby doesn't spoil me, and I don't really get why we're supposed to be romantic just one day a year. Plus, how romantic is romance when it's compulsory?

BUT we were going to a dinner party last night. I had offered to bring dessert. It's a few days before Valentine's Day. And we had all hired babysitters. So I decided to go for it and make this cake I saw on i am baker.

Now, this is not the most beautiful cake I've ever decorated. In fact, it was one of the messiest. But with the red velvet crumbs, it made it look like it was supposed to be messy. Anyway, this cake is all about the inside... so here it is:

heart cake inside

Such a fun surprise inside the cake! I've never made a cake like this and I would never have been able to figure out how to do it on my own. Thankfully, all I had to do was follow i am baker's tutorial and if I can do it, you can do it, too.

I have to admit, I committed a total party foul by cutting this cake open before the dinner party. I had to get pictures before it was devoured. Plus I wanted to make sure I hadn't put it together upside-down or anything. =) I shoved the piece back in and smoothed the frosting over it and it was barely noticeable. Everyone forgave me.

Here's a close-up of the red velvet heart:

heart cake close-up

So in spite of myself, I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. My sister had a link to this on her blog too, and my brother made it for a vday present for my sister (he had never made a cake before!)! Yours turned out awesome! It looked completely complicated! Such a fun treat for your friends!!

  2. Behk, oh my goodness, it did look complicated! I was reading the tutorial and looking at the cake in front of me and still could not tell how in the world it was going to turn out to be a heart. I am so NOT an abstract thinker.

  3. Wow! This is incredible... and unbelievable.. !!

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