I made this Valentine Cake Design from boxed cake mix and used canned frosting but have learned this cake would do much better if I had used butter cream. Canned frosting, while convenient, just did not seem to hold up as well as a homemade butter cream recipe would. Its very basic and it is the very first cake I have ever made.

I bought a heart shaped pan and this pan WILL use and entire box of cake mix so please make sure you adjust your cooking times accordingly (I had to double the cook time from the box suggestion.) When cake is totally cool you can use a cake leveler if you have one but if you’re a newbie like me a serrated knife will work but make sure you’re cutting it straight across. Cool entirely and decorate it.