Hope you ladies had a lovely, LOVE filled weekend. After cooking me dinner and gifting beautiful flowers, hubs surprised me and paid for my facial Saturday! Best husband award goes to him!
I mentioned that I was making Valentine’s dessert on Friday and hoping to share my how to today. Well here it is!! They aren’t the greatest pictures (all iPhone) but it was easy & delicious! p.s. don’t be jealous of my orange counters. I mentioned we are in the midst of re-doing things, right?!
I found the recipe via Pinterest but it’s from the blog, I Wash, You Dry. Mine isn’t nearly as pretty as hers though!
This is a really easy recipe and comes out looking like it took a lot more work that it does. As you can see, I always drink when I bake 😉 Maybe that’s why my cake isn’t as pretty…hmm?! A few tips, have more 8″ round cake pans, I only had one so cooking the 4 separate cakes took a while. For photo purposes, having bowls all the same look and size would have been better but I worked with what I had. I believe the recipe calls for 12 drops of red food coloring in the darkest pink however I didn’t think it was contrasting enough so I added more.
My frosting didn’t come out like it was supposed to, I think. It wasn’t as thick as I think it should have been but taste is all that matters, right?! You live, you learn. Hence why my cake looks a little lopsided, slippery frosting. Also, what you can’t see is the back of the cake wasn’t so pretty. I was impatient and didn’t wait for the cakes to cool before cutting with the cookie cutter so it may or may not have missing pieces.
I love that this cake is easy like I said, but also can be adapted to a larger cake and in any color you want. This was the first time I had done something like this (other than mini apple pies) and overall I think it was a success! It was fun, tasted great and the hubs loved it!! Isn’t she cute!