Thursday, January 14, 2016

How to make a candy-filled cake for Valentine's day

Last Valentine's I wanted to make a special dessert for my girls. 

My husband and I had plans, but for them, I thought they would get a big kick out of a candy-filled cake. 

And I was right. They thought it was such a beautiful cake, but then when we cut into it, they squealed with delight. :)

They are actually quite simple to make. 

First, you have to bake a sheet cake in a jelly roll pan. Now, ideally you will have heart cookie-cutters that will work just perfectly, but if not, you can cut out paper versions to use as templates and just use a knife. 

You will need two solid hearts for the top and bottom, plus 3 or so hearts with the center cut out where you can fill it with candy. 

Once the pieces are cut, start stacking!

Put a solid piece on the bottom, and the hollow pieces in the middle. 

Once all the hollow pieces are stacked up, it is ready to be filled.

Once filled, just put the solid piece on top and frost it! I wanted to give it an extra nice fancy touch, so I also baked a little cake in a ramekin and cut it into the shape of a heart to put on top of the cake. What little girl doesn't love tiered cakes???

 It was a success and rather fun to make too. 

Now...what to do for this year???

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