Two Sweet Ideas (and a Chocolate Cake Recipe!) for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Cake Decorating |


This post is brought to you by cake expert (and former Ralph Lauren designer!) Elisa Strass, who teaches the popular Craftsy classes Designer Handbag Cakes and the FREE Basic Fondant Techniques. Learn more about Elisa and read her blog here.

Valentine’s Day is such a great holiday — not only does it apply to everyone but it revolves around decadent chocolate, cute cakes and sugary decorated sweets!

Cakes Decorated Like Candy Hearts - Craftsy

Customize these conversation heart mini cakes any way you like!

For this holiday I came up with two new video tutorials for Valentine’s Day cake designs on my YouTube Channel. Follow along to whip up these sweet cakes for your sweetie!

Mini Hershey’s Kiss cake video tutorial

The first is all about sculpting a delicious chocolate cake into a Hershey’s Kiss mini cake.

Hershey's Kiss Cake - Craftsy.com

This Valentine’s Day cake design pairs perfectly with my chocolate cake recipe, which is really delicious and has been a best-seller for years.

Mini conversation hearts cakes

The second tutorial was first created years ago for my second book, Confetti Cakes for Kids. These conversation hearts mini cakes are so much fun because you can customize them any way you want.

Another fun idea from my second book are brownie “slices of cake”

Make them pink and red and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day, too! Whatever you make, just try to spend the day or night with someone you love!

Slices of Cute Candy Cakes

Slices of cake made from decadent brownies.

Don’t forget to enter our first ever Valentine’s Day Cake Decorating contest! And be sure to check back on the Craftsy blog this Friday to see the winning entries! The deadline to enter is Wednesday, February 12th at midnight.

You might also enjoy our post on how to make Valentine’s Day cake pops and our Valentine’s Day fondant tutorial.

Are you crafting any handmade sweets for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day?