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How many people out there are last minute gifters? If you’re raising your hands, don’t worry, it’s in solidarity with my raised hand right now.
I struggle every year with figuring out what to get Casey, my fiance, for Valentine’s Day. Usually, it ends in a conversation on February 12th where we both complain about how we don’t know what to get each other and make a pact to get each other nothing.
You know that old saying: “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”? Well I don’t like to generalize, typically, butttttttt. It’s definitely true in Casey’s situation.
This man would do just about anything for a red velvet-flavored whatever with a little cream cheese somethin-somethin on it, ya know what I mean? So I had the best idea: let’s make him a cake.
THE VALENTINE’S DAY CAKE HOW-TO GUIDE
This Valentine’s Day cake was SO FUN to put together. And while I tried to put it together secretly (that never works because we spend quite a bit of time together), he ended up joining in on the fun when I was icing the cake! It turned into a couple baking class, where we were the students and YouTube was the renowned professor.
All four layers are red velvet cake and, wouldn’t ya know, I used a cake mix. Your girl isn’t fancy (like at all).
The icing is cream cheese icing and I made it from scratch. The icing was perfection, honestly. It was the perfect consistency for piping, the perfect flavor. The recipe I used is linked here.
I used food coloring to make the different colors. The white color is just plain cream cheese icing, and then I added various amounts of red to make the pink and red icing batches. It took about three batches of cream cheese icing to get all of this frosted.
I used three different tips to accomplish the icing look on the layers and top. They are linked:
Let me just tell you that while I was making this cake, there were some things I stumbled accross that are n e c c e s s a r y when making cake, and I’d love to write a whole post about that in the future! Would you be interested in a post like that? Let me know in the comments!
If you loved this Valentine’s Day cake, try adding it to your next Galentine’s Day brunch! I did a whole post on that not too long ago, and people are L O V I N G it! Make sure to pop over there next. Click here.
Want a cake like this but don’t have the time? Shoot me a message! I love making custom cakes for people. It’s such a fun way to work together!
As always, thanks for tagging along.