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4 Fast & Fun Ways to Decorate the Easiest Heart Cake Ever

Whipping up a tasty treat for your sweetie doesn’t need to require a lot of time or effort! The easiest heart cake ever comes together in a flash with NO carving required. Spend more time nuzzling your honey bunny and less time in the kitchen by finishing this simple heart cake with one of my four fast and fun decorating techniques. 

Make the easiest heart cake ever!

4 Fast and Fun Simple Heart Cake Designs

Images via Erin Bakes

Supplies for a simple heart cake:

Optional design supplies:

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

Step 1: 

Cutting the Round Cake

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

Step 2: 

Arranging the Cakes to Form a Heart

Place one half of the round of cake beside the square cake so that the flat edge sits flush against one of the sides of the square.

Place the other half round so that the flat edge sits flush against one of the adjacent sides of the square. Sounds way more complicated than it really is! In about 30 seconds flat you’ll have yourself a sweet and simple heart cake. ❤️?

Step 3:

Leveled Cakes Turned Over

Trim the tops of the cakes to make them level (here’s how). Flip the cakes over. The flat surface of the cakes will be easier to ice and decorate. 

Step 4: 

Iced Heart Cake

Ice the cake with buttercream and decorate! 

4 fast and fun ways to decorate a heart cake

1. Candy roses

Easy Heart Cake with 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. Making Candy Roses and Leaves

2. Polka dots

Easy Polka Dot Heart Cake

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

3. Sprinkle stripes

Sprinkle Stripe Heart Cake

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

How to Make Sprinkle Stripes

4. Coated with sprinkles

Sprinkle Coated Heart Cake

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 that the sprinkles stick to the cake. Remove the paper and serve — or pipe on a festive message with buttercream. 

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This is seriously the easiest heart cake ever — perfect for Valentine's day! Get the tutorial and a few fun decorating ideas on Craftsy.

5 Comments

Angela

This is great glad I joined Craftsy yesterday

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Carole M Pluckrose

Wow, how simple but effective.

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Cindy

Super cute cake idea

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Lashawn Edwards

I like this! I’m gonna make it for my granddaughter class party.

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Francine

Great idea!!! I do have a heart shaped pan, so it is a piece of cake😊

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