How to Make  a Heart-Shaped Cake

How to make a heart-shaped cake from a box mix for Valentine's Day. Perfect for beginner bakers. No special cake pan required!

Step 1:  Prepare the Cakes

Follow the directions on the box to prepare a round cake and a square cake.

Step 2:  Make the heart shape

Cut the round cake in half. Then, place the square cake with one point toward you, like a diamond.

Place the cut side of the round cake halves against the top sides of the square cake to make the arches of the heart.

Step 3:  Frost the Cake

Start with a crumb coating. Then, continue frosting the cake all over, including the sides.

What is crumb coating a cake?

This is a thin layer of frosting applied to the cake to prevent any crumbs from showing through on the final product.

How to Crumb Coat a Cake:

1. Add a heaping dollop of frosting to the center of the cake. Gently spread. 2. Fridge for about 20 minutes to “set” the crumb coat.  3. Continue the process.

Step 4: Decorate the Cake

Add sprinkles and other edible decorations as desired. Get the kids in the kitchen to involve them in the process, too.

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