I love baking cakes and don’t do it often enough. Artfully crafted, beautifully photographed cakes always catch my eye on Pinterest (especially multi-layer naked cakes with flowers on top). I’ve attempted the naked cake once before (seen here), but I wanted to give the decorating aspect another try. To make this Valentine’s Day cake, I used two triple chocolate cake mixes to make three 8-inch layers. I’m all about baking from scratch, but in this case I didn’t want to waste all of the ingredients if my decorating didn’t turn out to be blog-worthy. However, I did make the buttercream from scratch using this recipe (although I pretty much doubled the amount of powdered sugar used). The fresh strawberry purée gives it the perfect flavor and color. Then I topped it with these L-O-V-E letters, which we had on top of the cutting cake at our wedding (you can see pics here!). Since Rob and I don’t need to eat an entire cake, I brought most of it to work and it was a hit! I think it looks and tastes great!
P.S. Check out this post for the tassel garland tutorial!
Yummy…this looks so nice…and i think taste even better
Annie Abbey says
This looks so delicious and perfect for Valentine’s day! Maybe I will make something similar for my man this year! Happy Valentine’s day!
Laura Marie says
This cake looks very appealing indeed! You cannot go wrong with stawberries and chocolate! Delicious! Stunning photos too! Laura http://www.shehearts.net xo
Bridget Rose says
Yum yum yum! Is there any better combination than strawberries and chocolate?
Candice Petersen says
wow it looks so good nom nom!
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
Amazing, your cake looks incredible and so pink <3
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