Item# WLPROJ-7914

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Cake

Item No. WLPROJ-7914
Amount
18 Servings
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
3 hr

You can't get any more classic than a heart-shaped cake to share or send to that special someone on Valentine's Day. This sweet treat is easy to whip up in the kitchen and topped off with a pink buttercream frosting and heart-shaped ring of fresh strawberries.

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Cake Ingredients

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Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons milk, heavy cream or water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure or imitation)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

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  • Notes:

    Getting the right consistency for your buttercream frosting

    Thankfully changing the consistency of your frosting is one of the easiest fixes! Our Frosting Consistency Chart makes it easy to achieve the consistency you need for your decorating project. Generally adding more liquid will thin down your frosting and confectioners’ sugar will make it thicker. Doing these will also affect the taste of your frosting, so be sure to sample as you go.

    Tips for coloring the buttercream frosting

    A little goes a long way. Try adding only a little at a time and mix it in well, checking to make sure you’ve achieved the right shade. When coloring buttercream frosting, remember that colors will intensify or darken after a few hours.

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