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