Sunday, February 12, 2012

M&M Valentine Cake & how to make heart cake without heart shaped pan

I LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!  It's always been one of my favorites.  Loved giving out valentines to all of my classmates.  I was one of those who painstakingly selected each card out for each individual kid.  I knew exactly which one I wanted the monkey one that said "I'm bananas about you" to go to.  And I'm sure they all read what the card said that I so agonizingly chose for them - yeah right!!  Now my oldest is in kindergarten and he's doing the same thing.  One certain girl had to get the one that "You're the sweetest one of all".  Seriously?!  Oh dear...  Hey, I love that he cares though. Okay, so this post is about my M&M cake!  

Remember when I bought all the 66% off after Christmas clearance candy??  My sweet boy helped me sort all the red from the green M&M's.  Now we just need a big Saint Patty's Day party, right!
And here's how you make a big heart shape without having to buy the heart pan!  Pour half the cake batter into a square pan, the other half into a circle.  Cut the circle in half and put one chunk on either side of the square.  Nifty, huh? 

Okay so here' a little trick to get the cake flat across the top - use floss!  Works great and your kids will love the "scraps" of cake for a little treat.

Yes, it took forever.  No, I probably won't do it again!

But it looked pretty cool!!  And the kids LOVED it!
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Another cake I did, this one was for Allyson and Adrienne's birthday (had a hard time getting the names on those little hearts).  Here's a cool way to get the small hearts - I poured the cake batter into a heart shaped cookie cutter which was placed in a pan.  The idea came from my son's kindergarten teacher when she made the parents a brownie in a gingerbread shaped cookie cutter and gave the whole thing to us as a party favor.  Click here to see the post about it.
Happy Heart Day a couple early!! :)
And have a great week!
 
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4 comments:

  1. Great job! Something that would be fun to do with my little missy too!
    I always enjoy your post!
    Have a great day.

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  2. this was yummy! I snagged a piece before all the kidos got to it and enjoyed every single bite:)

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  3. I knew the floss trick but the Heart shape trick made me smack myself on the head for not thinking it myself. Great use of Christmas stock up candy too.

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  4. Those cakes look yummy and thanks for the tips!

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