Here's a REALLY PINK heart-shaped cake I made for our homeschool group's Valentine's Day party this week. Obviously, it's a heart-shaped, two-layer chocolate cake. I was feeling fancy, so I used cherry pie filling in between the layers for a "black forest" effect.
I really didn't mean for the icing to turn out that bright, but oh well. I used Wilton's storebought red icing to do the piping and the flower centers. Then I added sugar pearls to each flower around the top border for a special touch.
It tasted wonderful, but the top layer was pretty heavy, and the pie filling was under a LOT of pressure! It kept wanting to bleed through the icing around the sides of the cake. I had to patch several leaks, and I finally gave up! Also, the top layer kept trying to slide off of the bottom layer while I was cutting and serving it. Very messy!
Oh, and the corny inscription wording is because our homeschool group is called W.I.N.G.S. (which stands for: "Wise Instructors Need Group Support!") Even though it was technically a "cake-tastrophe," it got rave reviews and several requests for "seconds" (who shall remain nameless)!
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