(I) Heart Cake


Good afternoon.

So I’m out the door on the way to a bridesmaids gathering for my newly engaged friend Lauren. I was in charge of a dessert and I knew I wanted to bake something new, but I wasn’t sure what. I love cake, but I’ve actually never baked my own (well, I’ve obviously made one from a cake mix before, but never from scratch), so I decided to give it a shot.


I had so much fun baking this!!!!


The batter was some of the lightest and fluffiest cake batter I’ve ever seen.


I can’t remember where I saw the idea to put together a square cake and a round cake to make a heart, but it was many years ago. I went with a heart theme in honor of the bride and groom’s love (and the upcoming holiday).


The assembly was scary, but I seemed to have made it work!


The icing is strawberry buttercream and I used sprinkles and a home-made stencil for the decoration….


I can tell you the batter and icing taste pretty good on their own, but I’m not sure if the cake will be good…I’m actually a bit nervous to have people taste my first cake.


I’ll let you know how its received tomorrow and I’ll try to save you a piece:)

Lots of pink and red this week….please note that the frumpy frock on Thursday was an attempt to make myself look older and thus give my evaluation more credibility for my meeting. I think it worked.

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Cheers to the weekend!

  • Moxie_Marmalade
    February 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I love the shoes you wore today! What’s the brand??

    • Laura
      February 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      The brand is Wanted and I got them at DSW!

      • Moxie_Marmalade
        February 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

        Awesome, thanks! I’ll have to look for some

  • Kath
    February 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm


  • Mom
    February 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I actually don’t think you look very frumpy on Thursday but glad it worked!

    Cake looks delish!

  • Judy
    February 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I agree with Mom, you don’t look frumpy at all on Thursday.. I think you looked very mature, but cute… Friday was my favorite tho love the scarf…Great job on the cake…

  • Sara
    February 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Aw, I want to hear about the engagement story!

  • Lauren @ Girlwiththepinkhat.blogspot.com
    February 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks Laura! The cake was amazing, you did a great job! I so happy that you are going to be part of my special day!