Heart-Shaped Cake




Introduction: Heart-Shaped Cake

I came up with this one year when I needed something quick for Valentine's Day.

- cake mix
- frosting
- 8" square cake pan
- 8" round cake pan

Step 1: Bake the Cake

Make the cake mix as you normally would, dividing the batter between the two pans so that they're roughly the same height. Bake and let cool before starting on the cutting.

Step 2: The Surgery

1. Cut the round cake in half.
2. Cut 2" of the end of each half.
3. Take the 2 larger pieces and arrange them above the square, forming the top of the heart.
4. Take the 2 smaller pieces and arrange them on either side of the square, completing the curves.
5. Cut the bottom of the square into a V shape and remove the excess.

Step 3: Frosting

The cake might be a bit lumpy, so make sure you have plenty of frosting on hand to fill in the gaps. This one's a yellow cake with butter creme frosting (plus a bit of red food coloring).

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    14 years ago on Introduction

    For a fatter shaped heart, with less "puzzling" involved, you could just cut the round cake in half, and stick each half onto two adjacent sides of the square cake. If you don't mind cutting off scrap anyway, you can always trim that down to a more pleasing shape from there. Nice heart though!


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    I've also seen it done where the square is cut diagonally and rearranged as a big triangle, with the halves of the round placed on top.