Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Try It Tuesday - Cake for Your Valentine.

Do y'all read Craft Gossip?
Why not?

It's a daily collection of short blogs that encompasses almost every aspect of crafting.
I loves it! 
So many ideas, so little time.

The other day I stumbled across this entry:

Well, I do love my pound cake. 
I think I make a mighty fine one indeed.

But look what Toni Dash of  Boulder Locavore did to her pound cake!

Isn't that pretty?

I just had to make this for BillHubby in honor of Yucky Mushy Stuff Day  
St Valentine's Day.
Neither of us ever make a fuss about this "Hallmark Cards Holiday."
But BillHubby has a sweet tooth.

I used two box cakes mixes.
One Red Velvet and one Devil's Food.

I did stray on one aspect. 
I didn't cut the red cake into slices. 
I used my cookie cutter to cut one 
big ol hunk of heart shaped cake.

 It was awkward.

It worked but I think if I decide to bake this again -
and I probably will - I will invest in one of those heart shaped baking tubes.

BillHubby also thinks a cake isn't done until it is frosted.
I used canned Cream Cheese Frosting.

Happy St Valentine's Day!!


  1. Oooh, save me a slice I'll be right over! Ok, now I'm interested in that heart tube thing, I always thought they made those things with a cookie cutter. I have to check this out!

  2. Neato! What's a heart tube thing? To tell!

    1. Lis and T - I haven't seen these in a while, but I used to have tubes about the same length as a loaf pan. Maybe 2" around in the shapes of a star, a circle and a heart. They were for making bread.

      One of us will find 'em and tell the rest - yes?

  3. How beautiful Becky! I'm sure your husband must have been delighted (or will be if saving it for him until tomorrow)! I really appreciate you linking to my site for the original recipe and your kind comments! Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Toni - was my pleasure. I try my best to give credit when it is due. And to document my foibles as I try other folks stuff :)

      BillHubby has already eaten half the loaf pan sized cake. I confess to helping a wee bit.

  4. Yummy! I'm with Bill on the frosting. Send me a piece?!?! ;)

    Happy Valentine's Day!


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