Ah, Valentine’s Day… That one day of the year that everybody loves, right? It’s just filled with hearts and roses and unicorns and happiness everywhere! Wait, what’s that? Oh, right… the people that aren’t in relationships don’t really like Valentine’s Day that much? Hmm… So maybe not everybody loves Valentine’s Day quite as much as those people in the heart-filled embrace of another, but that’s okay. We can all celebrate the day with yummy goodness!
In this great video tutorial by Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio, the YouTube food genius demonstrates how to make a beautiful heart-shaped cake topped with scrumptious roses without the need for a special cake mold. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but it also looks downright delicious!
To make the heart-shaped cake, you only need a few ingredients to get started. You’ll need to pre-make two cakes: one 8-inch round cake and one 8-inch square cake. You’ll also need some white buttercream, two pounds of fresh strawberries, and a piping bag with specific tips.
Next, you’re going to set your square cake on your cake board or plate and then you’ll cut your round cake into two equal halves. Take one half and place it on the side of the square cake and the other half on the adjacent side to create your square shape. Easy peasy!
Then all you have to do is cover your cake in buttercream and smooth it out so that the entire layer is even. Pop it in the freezer to set for 15 minutes. When you take it out, you’ll use your piping bag to add the side and edge decorations (watch the video for the exact technique).
Once the decorations are done, make sure you’ve washed your strawberries, cut the tops off, and dried them thoroughly. Then, you’ll just fill the top of the cake with the strawberries, placing the stem side down so they’re pointing up.
And that’s it, folks! You now have yourself a beautiful and delicious heart-shaped cake (made with no special mold or pan) to give to the love of your life!
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