I do not enjoy doing craft projects with my kids.
I did not have my kids make Valentine’s to pass out at school.
I bought them at the store.
So what was I to do with this holiday that to me seems so focused on making things and sharing them with people that you love?
I turned to the kitchen.
I gathered my kids and we made a Valentine’s heart cake to share as a family.
Here is what we did.
We made two cakes. These were cake mixes from a box.
Because, as I do like to cook, baking is not my strong suit.
Next we made the second cake and put it into two 9 inch round pans and baked it according to the package directions.
Once the cakes were baked and cooled, Daddy stepped in.
He dumped the rectangle cake onto a cutting board and cut it into a 9 inch square.
(Please note, I don’t have a 9 inch square pan, hence using the 9×13 pan. If you do have this size pan then you only need to use one cake mix.)
Then Daddy took one of the round cakes out of the pan and leveled it off.
By slicing the top dome part of the cake off.
Now it is time to frost and decorate the heart cake.
We took store bought white frosting and added some food coloring to get the colors we wanted.
Make sure you mix it up well to make those colors.
We made it the same way that we did the larger one, with a square and 2 half circles. We frosted this heart white.
And Tah Dah!
A Valentine we can be proud of and best of all eat.