Valentine’s Day Heart Cake

One of my favorite bakers and bloggers – Amanda at I am baker and also I am mommy – posted a link to her Rose Cake Tutorial last week on twitter.

I first fell of my chair, then I died, then I tweeted her back something like “OMG that is the most amazing cake EVER and I must make that for my daughter’s 6th birthday” and then I picked myself up off the floor and forwarded the link to her tutorial to everyone I know alive. True story.

Truth be told, I have never made a layered cake before. I grew up in a household of misguided sheet cakes – served in pyrex with canned frosting. (counseling has helped me get over this situation..almost).

I am assuming Amanda knew of my lack of professional baking mentoring, so generously offered to come to my home and make my daughter’s cake.  ANOTHER TRUE STORY.

I then wondered if she was single…

Turns out she is not.  (but I love her anyway) So on Sunday I decided to completely ignore my kids for 2 hours and make a cake for for Valentine’s Day as a practice for Esther’s birthday in 2 weeks.

Esther is having a “hearts theme” birthday, so I thought I could take Amanda’s Cake and make some tweaks for us – make the roses into heart and use a smaller decorating tip so the hearts were more “kid scribble” than glorious roses, and make it a traditional 2 layer cake with one layer pink and one vanilla.

And guess what y’all – I MADE A FREAKIN’ ‘cake!

I may do a slightly larger tip for my hearts next time and also use a fruit filling between the layers for more flavor..but I was so happy with the results.

.and you MUST use Amanda’s Buttercream Frosting recipe.  Best.frosting.ever.

My hips are happy.

What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Sweet Treats?

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  1. says

    It’s beautiful and looks SOOO good! You did an excellent job Momma.

    One of our favorite treats that I make pretty much every year are Valentine Linzer cookies with jam. I tweeted a pic last night. They are SO good! 🙂

    happy Valentine’s Day!!
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  2. Larissa Warne says

    Beautiful cake Tracy! I always feel sorry for kids who eat those nasty cakes from the store. Major YUCK factor for me. Especially those big piles of red icing. My daughters birthday is in Feb and I think it is a lot of fun to do something with red/pink/hearts that you see around VD. Happy Birthday Esther!

  3. Sahnya says

    Beautiful cake! If you need a chocolate counterpart I’ve recently discovered Pioneer Woman’s Pots de Creme. A to die for and too darn easy blissful chocolate experience!