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.
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.
Voila! It’s a heart. If you need to trim the edges a bit (as seen here), no problem.
Now sit back and watch their eyes pop out of their heads when they say, “Wow! Mom, how did you do that?”