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Do you love Conversation hearts? I do! I especially enjoy finding all the cute messages on them. But it can be hard to find that one little message you have for someone on one of those hearts, it seems the one you want is always missing!
Plus, you can’t just give them one tiny little heart. What better way to send them a message than on their own individual cake?
My family and I are doing a new tradition for Valentine’s Day-the night before, we are doing our own little family dinner. My husband and I always go out on the night of Valentine’s Day, so this will allow us to celebrate with our family. These little cakes are going to be perfect at their seats and I can personalize each message.
I found these cute little cake pans on a visit to Michaels. The Wilton Easy Layers! Cake Pan Set comes with 5 little pans. One cake mix fills all five pans! They are 6 inches in diameter, the perfect size for one person.
Prepared Buttercream Frosting
To make these cakes, I used a white cake mix. Be sure to grease them well! I filled each pan about halfway and then baked it for about 20 minutes. I had to guess because the cakes are smaller and doing it for the time it indicates on the box would have burned them.
When the cakes have cooled, take them out carefully. Using a knife, cut off the top of them to create a flat service (the same thing you would do for a normal cake before icing it).
Next, find the center point of the circle and cut off two edges to make the bottom shape of the heart. Then, using the center again, cut out a little triangle on the top to get the rounded edges for the top of the heart.
Ta da! Your cake is ready to be frosted.
I used buttercream frosting and Wilton food coloring to get the colors that I wanted. I’m not a cake decorating pro but I gave it a nice thick layer on the top and edges.
Once the frosting was done, I used the Wilton Fondant Icing Writer in Red to add the words. I chose to use this because it was thicker but still easy to manage. I’m still not great at using frosting bags and tips. This worked perfectly! The red made the cakes look exactly like conversation hearts.
When they are finished, you have five cute, individualized heart cakes ready for your loved ones to enjoy!
These would be so cute wrapped up on a cute Valentine’s Day plate for a party or friend, or for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. And so yummy too!