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I’m so excited to share another creation I have been working on for Valentines Day. We had cookies for breakfast (why not?) and now here is my we-can-make-it-to-lunch-without-eating-it-if-we-really-really-try cake.
Introducing my Surprise Inside Heart Cake.
Pretty boring huh?
I loved the contrast in color and textures here.
You know I cant make a cake without a surprise inside.
Plus, its like in the title and stuff.
I gotta be honest. This was not easy. This is my second attempt at my Heart Cake.
It involves a lot of carving and vision and attention to detail, and well, I have been seriously lacking in those lately.
But I have lots of tips and tricks for next time, so I may even attempt a tutorial if warranted!
For the red velvet cake I messed around with a recipe from Magnolia Bakery.
*My only modification to the recipe is I like to add a little almond extract, and it seems that 1 tsp. is the perfect amount! And be sure to use CLEAR vanilla extract to get a white frosting.
Makes enough for one 2-layer 9-inch cake or 2 dozen cupcakes*
Would you like a little piece of my heart? :)
And since this was my second attempt that the Heart Cake (in two days!), I did not make the white cake from scratch. I used white cake from a box and followed the directions for the WHITE cake. No egg yolks allowed. :)
But, believe it or not, I have actually found a white cake recipe I really like and will be sharing that soon!