Ever notice how sliced strawberries make nearly perfect little heart shapes? I did when whipping up this strawberry-topped cake for a friends fab bday. You could just as easily make this cake for a loved one on Valentine's day. It's super-easy, quickie quick and only looks hard! Follow my steps after the jump for your own strawberry loooooooovvvve cake!
Tools: Heart shaped pans (I borrowed these from my mom, you would not believe how handy these have been over the years!), strawberries, cream cheese frosting, strawberry topping glaze (found in the ice cream topping section).
I used funfetti cake because it is both delicious AND fun!!!
To flip your cakes around place the plate on top of the cake (so you are sort of sandwiching the cake between to plate layers), then flip over and remove the top plate. If the cakes are not cooled all the way they will stick and fall apart- so, be patient (not like me)!
You'll want flat cakes for stacking, so slice the top of the cake off using a bread knife.
Flip the cake back over onto the serving platter. Pour the strawberry glaze onto the first layer of cake and spread.
Follow the same steps to smooth the second cake as well and flip it onto the first cake making a strawberry glaze cake sandwich.
Frost the top of your cake using a frosting spatula- they really are worth it. Don't worry about the side, leave them unfrosted for a fresh look.
To prepare the strawberries, wash them and find the best looking one of the bunch. Slice about 3/4 up the berry while leaving the top intact. Fan the slices for a pretty cake centerpiece.
Place the "special" strawberry in the center. Decorate the rest of your cake with little strawberry hearts. Then eat it all up and feel the love!!