How to Make a Layered Heart Cake for Valentine’s Day
– Hi, everyone. I'm Stephanie from Wilton.
I'm so excited today to show you how to make a cake
using our easy layers heart pan.
The great thing about this pan
is that you can take one cake mix
and get five layers out of it.
So there's a lot you can do with it.
You can switch it up and make
all the layers a different color,
but today we're gonna make a beautiful
cake for Valentine's Day.
To get started we're gonna spray each pan
with our Bake Easy here.
Next I have one standard cake mix
that I prepared according to the package directions.
And I'm using chocolate right now.
Feel free to use any other flavor that you like,
but nothing says Valentine's Day to me like chocolate.
So I'm just gonna divide it evenly among the pans.
Now that the batter's in our pans
we're gonna go ahead and bake these at 350 degrees.
It takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
Now that our cakes are baked and cooled,
I'm gonna go ahead and level them.
So I'm gonna take my cake right here,
and I have my serrated knife,
and I'm just gonna level off the top.
I'm gonna put the top in this bowl right here.
It's really nice to use leftover cake
to make cake balls and stuff like that.
Now if you have any edges that kind of went
over the side of the pan like this one right here,
go ahead and take a knife and just trim that off.
You want a really, nice flat side.
Once your cakes are all leveled,
we're gonna go ahead and stack and fill 'em.
So I have a decorating bag here prepared
with a tip 2A and buttercream icing,
and we're just gonna go ahead
and we're gonna fill the cake.
And what we're doing is we're not only giving it
delicious flavor, but we're also giving it heighth.
So I'm gonna take my next cake
and just stack it on top of that.
And don't worry too much about the edges.
We're gonna fill those in later.
Now that your cake is stacked and filled,
we're gonna go ahead and take the remaining icing
and pipe a line around all the cracks in-between the layers.
To smooth out those edges we're gonna
go ahead and take a spatula
and just run it along the side of the cake.
So this is all we're gonna do to the cake.
We're not gonna ice it anymore.
We're gonna leave it.
Right now it's a trend called naked cake
that's really popular.
So the point of naked cakes is that you don't
put anymore icing on the sides.
You leave it exposed.
It's a very rustic, makes the cake look really delicious,
and don't worry about missing that icing
because we got it all in the layers.
Now that your cake is all smooth we're gonna
set this off to the side and we're gonna make
our glaze for the top of it.
To make the glaze, it's really easy.
I have right here 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
I'm gonna add in three tablespoons plus
one teaspoon of milk,
half a teaspoon of clear vanilla extract.
Okay, then we're just gonna mix that all together.
What we're gonna do is we're gonna drizzle this
on top of our cake so you want it to be a nice
thin consistency, almost like color flow,
so if you find you need to add more milk,
go ahead and do that.
The glaze is done so I'm gonna go ahead
and divide it out, 'cause we're gonna color it.
So for my burgundy I'm gonna take
my icing color right here,
go ahead and stir it up with a toothpick,
put a little bit of the color into that glaze.
I'm gonna take my spatula right here
and I'm gonna mix that color in.
The next glaze, we're gonna do one shade of red.
So I'm gonna make this the lighter shade.
So I'm gonna take my red, red icing here
and I'm just gonna add a touch of color.
It's almost gonna look pink.
For the next shade we're gonna make it a little deeper red,
so I'm gonna add more red coloring than I did before.
And don't forget you can always go back and add more color
if it's not the right shade you want.
Now that our glaze is colored,
I'm gonna go ahead and put these in some decorating bag.
No tip is needed.
I'm gonna cut off the end of my bag right here
and I'm gonna drizzle at the end
and I wanna do it in lines.
So there's no rhyme or reason to
the shades of colors I'm picking.
It's all very random.
We just want it to look nice.
Now we're gonna do lines of different colors,
and we want the edge to kind of drizzle off.
You see how it's doing there?
And if I even want some more drizzle
I can add a little bit more.
And we're done.
Now you have a beautiful cake to share
with your sweetheart, your friends, or just eat it yourself.
I don't judge.
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Let me know in the comments below
what you'll be making this Valentine's Day
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I'm Stephanie at Wilton.
Happy Valentine's Day!
(light, playful music)