The Easiest Heart Cake Ever (4 Ways!)


You know the KISS rule ("Keep it Simple, Stupid")? Here's the perfect example. The *easiest heart cake ever* comes together in a flash with absolutely NO carving required, and it's pretty much perfect. Plus, we have four ways to decorate it that are just as simple. Prepare to shower your friends or partner with some sweet, sweet lovin'.

Make the easiest heart cake ever!

Supplies for a simple heart cake:

  • 6" round cake
  • 6" square cake
  • Knife
  • Buttercream

Optional decorating supplies:

  • Pink and green taffy candy
  • White coating chocolate disks
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Parchment paper
  • Rainbow sprinkles 

Cut the cakes 

Cut the round cake in half. I used a 6" round and a 6" square cake. This technique will work with any size cakes as long as the diameter of the circle is the same as the length of the sides of the square. 

Form the heart 

Place half of the round cake beside the square cake so that the flat edge sits flush against one side of the square. Repeat with the other half.

Trim and flip!

Trim the tops of the cakes to make them level, then flip the cakes over. The backside of the cakes will be easier to ice and decorate. 

Ice it up

Ice the cake with buttercream and decorate! 

4 fast and fun ways to decorate a heart cake

1. Candy roses

Roll up a piece of flat, chewy taffy candy (like Air Heads). Cut the roll in half and sit the rolls on their cut sides in a little cluster. Cut a square of green taffy candy in half diagonally to make leaves. 

2. Polka dots

Arrange coating chocolate disks and chocolate chips upside down on the cake in a graphic dot pattern. Any round candies can work for this design.

3. Sprinkle stripes

Cut strips of parchment paper and lay them across the top of the cake, leaving gaps between the strips. Fill the gaps with sprinkles, then carefully emove the parchment strips. 

4. Coated with sprinkles

Top the cake with an even layer of sprinkles. Lay a piece of parchment or waxed paper on top of the cake and smooth it over with the palm of your hand so the sprinkles actually stick to the cake. Remove the paper and serve — or pipe on a festive message with buttercream. How adorable is that?

No special pans. No carving skills required. Just a simple rectangular baking dish and a few simple tools are all you'll need to create this cake cutie.
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