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How to Make a Heart-Shaped Cake


Learn how to make a heart-shaped cake just in time for Valentine’s Day! After all, what’s Valentine’s Day without a variety of heart-shaped dessert ideas? With our helpful heart-shaped cake tutorial, you’ll be creating an extra-sweet Valentine that your friends and family will love.

Now, let’s get started!

Step 1: Bake an 8” square cake and an 8” circle cake using Paula’s Basic 1-2-3-4 cake recipe and homemade frosting that is dyed to your desired color—we opted for a pretty pink that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Step 2: Cut the circle cake exactly in half.

Step 3: Spread frosting on the cut edges of each side of the two now-semi circle cakes, and attach them to adjacent sides of the square cake.

Step 4: Apply a thick layer of frosting on top to cover the seams.

Step 5: Now, frost the cake on the sides and the top, creating a pretty swirled pattern with your spatula.

Step 6: Lastly, decorate the Valentine’s Day cake to your liking with fresh florals, berries, sprinkles, or a chocolate drizzle. We love the look of these spray roses in a contrasting shade. They add an extra element of glamour and romance.

Step 7: Voilà! You’ve got a gorgeous heart-shaped cake ready to serve this Valentine’s Day.

This heart-shaped cake tutorial is just what you need to bring a little extra sweetness to your Valentine’s Day. So tell us—how will you decorate yours? Let us know in the comments below!

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