Hearts-A-Poppin' Cake

Hearts-A-Poppin' Cake

The ideal finish to Valentine's Day or any romantic evening. Fun heart stencil designs are filled in with dazzling red sugar; the bottom border features pull-out shells linked to form 3-D hearts.

Cake serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cake

Bake your favorite 1-layer cake recipe or mix in round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle.

Step 2

Step 2: Ice Cake

Using spatula, ice cake smooth in rose buttercream.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

Position heart stencil on cake top. Sprinkle red sugar over stencil openings. Carefully remove stencil. Decorate bottom border with tip 12 pull-out shells, bringing tapered ends of each pair of shells together to form a heart.

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