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Sweet Heart Cake

Contest Photo by: FamilyFun_Team
Category: Sweet Treats

Description

Here's a Sweet Heart cake for Valentine's Day -- or any other day. Making a big impression on your little sweethearts is a piece of cake. This one gets its color from strawberries and red Jell-O" and its shape from two standard-size cakes.

Ingredients

1 18 1/4-ounce box white cake mix (plus eggs, water, and oil, as directed on box)
1 3-ounce box strawberry-flavored Jell-O"
1 16-ounce package frozen sliced strawberries, thawed and drained
1 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red or pink candies

How to Make

  • To begin, heat the oven and grease and flour two 8-inch baking pans, one round and one square, as directed on the cake mix box. Add the Jell-O" to the cake mix, then prepare the mix as directed on the box. Fold half of the strawberries into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake according to the package directions. Remove the cakes from the pans and allow them to cool completely on wire racks.

  • To make the frosting, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Add the remaining strawberries and beat until well combined.

  • Cut the round cake in half and place the two semicircles against two sides of the square cake, as shown. Spread on the frosting and decorate to your heart's content with the red or pink candies.

  • Tips for Taking a Great Photo:
    • Avoid clutter. Keep the background simple -- your cupcake or sweet treat is the star!
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    • With a digital camera, you can take as many photos as possible and choose the best one. Have fun!