Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! It’s one of my favorite days because you get to express how much you love someone. There are many ways to express love, but by far my favorite is in food! Especially sweets!!!
Today, I’m going to show you how to transform a sweet strawberry box cake into a fantastic heart delight!
You Will Need:
- Box of Strawberry Cake Mix
- Heart Shaped Cake Pan
- Flour (for dusting pan)
The Following Depend on the Cake Mix You Use:
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of oil
- 3(ish) eggs
- 1 Cup of Room Temperature Butter
- 3 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 4 Tbsp of Milk
- 4 Cups of Powdered Sugar
To make your box cake, you combine your ingredients in a mixer bowl and blend them for 30 seconds – 1 minute, stir, and then mix for about 3 minutes. Preheat your oven to temperature on box. Coat you cake pan with a thin layer of Crisco and dust with flour. Bake the cake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes. Cut off all uneven parts of the cake. Now…for my favorite part….the icing!
To make you icing…beat (with a hand mixer) the butter, sugar, and vanilla until combined. Then, pour in milk and mix for 4 minutes. I used food coloring to make my icing pink.
I used a decorating bag and flower tip to make my design on my cake. First, I Should Have done a thin crumb coat on the cake. Load some icing into the bag and twist. Gently squeeze the bag and release after 2 seconds to make the flowers.
I hope you and your family have a great Valentines Day!