Around here, procrastinators are always welcome. We didn't even plan to make this cake until a couple of days ago. Well, today's Valentine's Day, and I've been in the kitchen with kiddo making and decorating a super simple box/mix cake to surprise Darren when he gets home.
Anyway, I wanted a simple way to dress up a store bought or boxed cake that she could help me with. She's very into baking and making, so I wanted her to be more than just a casual observer in our V-Day treat.
So, I baked up two 6" cakes (they're the perfect size for our small clan), and she helped me frost and sprinkle the layers. Check out how we made this perfect little sprinkle heart cake.
6" round cake pans
chocolate cake recipe/boxed mix or store-bought cake
sprinkles, lots of sprinkles
Cut a 6" square of cardstock, and fold it in half. Cut half of a heart out of the folded paper. Open the paper, and lay it on top of the frosted cake.
Smooth the edges of the cardstock onto the cake, and begin adding sprinkles to the frosted heart shape. Lightly press the sprinkles into the frosting to ensure it adheres to the cake. Make sure all of the heart is filled with sprinkles so that the heart has a crisp, definite outline when you remove the template.
Slowly remove the template. Using a clean knife, smooth down any frosting that is marred by the template.