Baking Minecraft Style: Valentine’s Day for Geeks

Baking Minecraft Style: Valentine's Day for Geeks

My boyfriend and I are both complete nerds. He however, had several nerdy loves yet undiscovered by me when we first started dating. You see, he had a love for Minecraft – an online game made of blocky looking characters where you can mine for minerals, harvest food and build an entire world. Basically, it’s … Read more

Cute Hello Kitty Cake

Cute Hello Kitty Cake

On the 29th of November 2012, my friend Emeka by name called me and said “Esther I have hurt my girlfriend and she’s mad at me, what can I do? I called her and she’s not answering and she won’t even reply to my messages” so I asked him what does she like? He said … Read more

Valentine’s Day Cakes Using Heart-Shaped Cake Pans

Valentine's Day Cakes Using Heart-Shaped Cake Pans

I decided to make a Valentine’s cake to take to a friend’s house for dessert so I just decided to be creative. I had two different size heart shaped cake pans so I decided to put them next to each other instead of stacking them. I used one white cake mix and separated the mix in each … Read more

Homemade Heart Shaped Birthday Cake

Homemade Heart Shaped Birthday Cake

I decided to bake my husband a special birthday cake this year for his birthday. I read a lot on how to make a heart shaped birthday cake but thought I would not be able to make the cake using fondant. So the day before the birthday I went to a bakery to ask him … Read more

Coolest Heart Shaped Box Cake

Homemade Heart Shaped Box Cake

The homemade heart shaped box cake is two 12” heart, dark chocolate, cakes. The cakes were covered in cream cheese icing. A cut-out was formed to make the indentation of the box in a heart shape, then covered with one large piece of pink fondant, colored from Wilton’s white pre-rolled fondant. A large piece of … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 0

This was my second attempt at working with the rolled fondant. A heart shape is much easier than a round cake when it comes to getting it to lay flat on the sides. I was just practicing and it happened to be around Valentines Day. Luckily my co-workers love cake. I designed this cake from … Read more

Coolest Valentines Chocolate Box Cake

Homemade Valentines Chocolate Box Cake

I made this Valentines Chocolate Box Cake with a French Vanilla cake mix, with homemade whipped cream and strawberries for the filling, and Wilton buttercream frosting/Wilton Fondant for the decor. I bought a $5 Russle Stovers box of chocolates at Walmart, and used it for a guide. After making two 10″ round cake layers I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 1

I made this two-tier cake for Valentines Day. I iced with white butter cream icing. Ruffle border on the bottom and rosette border everywhere else. I had just learned the Cornelio lace technique and was eager to try it out on valentine cakes. I also made roses that would match. Its a strawberry cake with … Read more

Coolest Valentines Day Cake

Homemade Valentines Day Cake

Basically I took 2 9″ round cake pans, cut them into heart shapes and placed sides touching together to make this Valentines Day cake. Decorated all with pink icing and piped on the lettering. This was for a school Valentine’s Day party. The kids all loved it. Very simple to assemble. They want another one … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 2

Each year I make valentine cakes and they are raffled off for our dancing club funds. This year we raised £40. It is a basic lemon sponge mix…baked in a heart shaped tin.The filling is lemon curd and butter icing. A thin layer of butter icing was spread all over the outside of the cake … Read more

Coolest Valentine Cup Cakes

Homemade Valentine Cup Cakes

I made these Valentine cup cakes for my boyfriend this weekend for Valentine’s day. I think the sweethearts candy are really cute so I decided to make these. A few days before I made the cakes I rolled out and coloured fondant (the pastels of Necco sweethearts) then used a cookie cutter to cut out … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 3

I was asked to make a Valentines Day cake for a couple’s party for church. Valentine cakes can be very easy to make, I made two 9×13 cakes and set them side by side and added two different heart shapes on top. I frosted everything with buttercream frosting and then added about 90 roses also … Read more

Coolest Valentines Cake

Homemade Vaelntines Cake

I decided to make all the Mum’s at my children’s playgroup a Valentines cake just as a treat. I used a heart shaped cake tin and baked a vanilla sponge cake tinted pink. Turn out to cool. When cool slice in half and apply filling. I did chocolate flavoured buttercream using drinking chocolate powder with … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 4

This cake was very easy to make and decorate. Start off with baking one 10inch round cake and one heart shaped cake using a cake mould. Once the cake has cooled, heat up some jam with a tablespoon of water and spread over the cake. Coat the top and sides of each cake, making sure … Read more

Coolest Valentine Bear Cake

Homemade Valentine Bear Cake

Our tradition is to use this Teddy Bear cake pan by Wilton for each of our children’s 2nd birthdays. My daughter’s birthday is near Valentines Day, so we decided to do a “Valentine Bear” party theme. Party decorations were easy with valentines day coming up! I baked two teddy bear cakes and stacked them on … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 5

This Valentine cake was a 2-layer 8″ strawberry swirl heart cake. I put strawberry jam between the layers and covered it in whipped icing. Red buttercream roses grace the top of the cake and hearts are piped on the sides.

Cool Homemade Valentine Cake

Homemade Valentine Cake

Here’s an easy Valentine cake made with the techniques I learned in my first cake decorating course. I used the middle-sized pan from a set of three heart-shaped cake pans to make a white cake with raspberry filling (be sure it is seedless). If you’re making cake from a mix, use only the egg whites … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 6

This is my very first cake that I have made for valentines day. It is a sponge cake with cream butter icing in the middle; the mixture is 6oz butter 6oz self raising flour 6oz sugar and 3 eggs. Mix butter and sugar till light and fluffy then add the eggs one at a time, … Read more

Coolest Valentine Assembly Line Cake

Homemade Valentine Assembly Line Cake

I got the idea for this Homemade Valentine Assembly Line Cake straight from Wilton’s 2006 Yearbook. I couldn’t find a horseshoe pan in any of the stores nearest to me, so instead I just used a 10″ round cake pan and poured my cake batter around an open coffee can placed in the middle for … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 7

This Valentines Day my kids and I decided to make a bear cake holding a heart. We used the Wilton Bear cake pan, chocolate cake mix, and vanilla, strawberry and chocolate canned frostings. The canned frosting is softer and when you use tip 18 for the “fur” areas it falls a little and I think … Read more

Coolest Valentine’s Day Cake

Homemade Valentine's Day Cake

I made this St Valentines Cake for my gorgeous husband. I used the following super light sponge recipe: 10 oz Tesco plain flour, 10 oz caster sugar, 4 fresh medium eggs, 2 oz Tesco cornflour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 7 fl oz Mazola corn oil, 7 fl cooled water. Sift all dry … Read more

Coolest Homemade Valentine Cakes and How-To Tips 8

I got the idea for this cake in a book, but made my own version of it for Valentines Day. This is a very simple and fun cake to make. Basically, I made two round cakes according to the cake package directions. Then I made a heart template out of paper. After the cakes were … Read more

Easy Homemade Valentine Cake Design

Homemade Valentine Cake Design

This Valentine Cake Design is my very first fondant covered cake. I got the idea from this website. It is a two layer chocolate cake filled with buttercream and sour cherry filling (somewhat like a black forest cake). I used store bought chocolate cake mix and a vanilla icing mix for the buttercream. I made … Read more