Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Cake

Picky, picky, picky. I decided I wanted a little pink cake for my little cake stand. It's not full size, just a cute little size. So this a.m. I was at Walmart and they had some for $5.00. BUT...They had multicolored sprinkles on them - not what I wanted. So I came home and made a chocolate pan cake and cut circles out and saved the trimmings for other desserts. After making a glaze and putting it on the sides I put blackberry jam between the layers and strawberry icing on it. It took me about 45 minutes to ice it. (Now I know why I make cakes in the rectangular pans!) You never want to read Martha Stewart's magazine just before you attempt something like this! I opted against making handmade roses. I could have just bought the Walmart version and scraped off the crayon color hearts and saved myself a lot of trouble. My husband was delighted, though, that I made him a cake. Diane

7 comments:

The French Bear said...

Yummy, looks awesome!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jill said...

Beautiful Diane. I bet Walmart's cake didn't have blackberry jam for a filling. Blackberries and strawberry icing......my mouth is starting to water already.
Hugs....

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This one is definitely more special than any Walmart cake could be.Great job.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks gorgeous Diane.... I wondered when I saw that cake stand IF there would be a Valentines cake on it. You did great. I'll bet hubby does love it.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jayne said...

That sounds and looks so yummy Diane!

June said...

Yummy pink goodness!!! I have one question for you Diane...did you save me a piece????
hugs

Name: Amanda said...

Sweet, on both fronts!

I love you both - Bean