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February 14, 2014

Last-Minute DIY Sprinkle Heart Cake Topper

Around here, procrastinators are always welcome. We didn't even plan to make this cake until a couple of days ago. Well, today's Valentine's Day, and I've been in the kitchen with kiddo making and decorating a super simple box/mix cake to surprise Darren when he gets home.
Dress up a store-bought or box cake for Valentine's Day. | DIY Sprinkle Heart Cake Topper | Sweet Tooth

Of course, I hit up my collection of sprinkles and sanding sugars for the occasion. Check out this cute video of her working her sprinkle magic on the cake. Look at those thick layers!

Even the kids can help dress up a Valentine's cake with this simple tutorial. | DIY Sprinkle Heart Cake Topper | Sweet Tooth

Anyway, I wanted a simple way to dress up a store bought or boxed cake that she could help me with. She's very into baking and making, so I wanted her to be more than just a casual observer in our V-Day treat.
Even kids can help dress up a cake for Valentine's Day. | DIY Sprinkle Heart Cake Topper | Sweet Tooth

So, I baked up two 6" cakes (they're the perfect size for our small clan), and she helped me frost and sprinkle the layers. Check out how we made this perfect little sprinkle heart cake.

Dress up a store-bought or box cake for Valentine's Day. | DIY Sprinkle Heart Cake Topper | Sweet Tooth

Supplies
6" round cake pans
chocolate cake recipe/boxed mix or store-bought cake
cardstock
scissors
sprinkles, lots of sprinkles

Dress up a store-bought or box cake for Valentine's Day. | DIY Sprinkle Heart Cake | Sweet Tooth

Instructions

Cut a 6" square of cardstock, and fold it in half. Cut half of a heart out of the folded paper. Open the paper, and lay it on top of the frosted cake.

Smooth the edges of the cardstock onto the cake, and begin adding sprinkles to the frosted heart shape. Lightly press the sprinkles into the frosting to ensure it adheres to the cake. Make sure all of the heart is filled with sprinkles so that the heart has a crisp, definite outline when you remove the template.

Slowly remove the template. Using a clean knife, smooth down any frosting that is marred by the template.

4 comments:

Beth Plasencia said...

I would love this ice cream maker! Make great icecream for the family:) http://m.target.com/p/sunbeam-electric-4qt-wooden-ice-cream-maker-black/-/A-14024609

Dawn S said...

A good set of knives! I had one all-purpose knife in the early days...should have invested in a real set. :) http://www.target.com/p/calphalon-kitchen-essentials-forged-cutlery-set-16-pc/-/A-12534853#prodSlot=medium_1_7

susitravl said...

Everyone need some pretty bedding and this comforter set is gorgeous!

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