Do-It-Yourself, Holidays

Easy Heart-Shaped Cake for Valentine’s Day

Baking cupcakes or creating a special treat just for the kiddos is a small gesture that goes a long way in my household. Now that February is upon us, I baked a super easy heart-shaped cake for Valentine’s Day. Here’s the quick how-to—the best part is that you only need things that you likely already own, and it’s oh-so clever!

It’s all about using the right baking pans. Use an 8- or 9-inch square pan and a complementary round pan. Bake your favorite cake recipe in both pans, or if time is of the essence, a single boxed cake mix is just fine.

Confetti Cake

After your cakes cool, cut the round cake in half. Rotate the square cake so it’s oriented like a diamond, and place the half circles along the top sides of the diamond.

Valentine's Day Cake

Voila! It’s a heart. If you need to trim the edges a bit (as seen here), no problem.

How to Make a Heart-Shaped Cake - Project Nursery

Lastly, frost with your favorite buttercream icing, and decorate with love, which is coconut in this household.Easy Heart Cake Tutorial - Project Nursery

Easy Heart-Shaped Cake Tutorial - Project Nursery

Now sit back and watch their eyes pop out of their heads when they say, “Wow! Mom, how did you do that?”

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