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Tailsof Love

Contest Photo by: walkdea
Bridgeport, PA
Category: Sweet Treats

Description

Two little mice share their love atop a layered chocolate treat. Chocolate cake, cherry pie filling, and whipped cream make this a quick and easy recipe. What makes it really special, though, are the two little lovers made from chocolate-dipped maraschino cherries, Hershey kisses, and sliced almonds. Your Valentine will feel and taste your love as you celebrate your "tail" of romance together.

Ingredients

Chocolate cake mix
Cherry pie filling
Whipped cream
Maraschino cherries, with stems
Hershey kisses
Sliced almonds
Dipping chocolate
Butter cream frosting
Red food coloring

How to Make

  • Make cake according to directions, baking in two different sized heart-shaped pans. Remove from pans and cool.

  • Place larger layer of cake on a plate. Spoon cherry pie filling over the top. Place smaller cake on top of pie filling and frost with whipped cream. Drizzle with melted chocolate.

  • To make the mice, dip maraschino cherries in melted chocolate and place on waxed paper. Put a kiss opposite the stem and use sliced almonds for the ears. To make the eyes, on the kiss place a drop of warm chocolate on top of a dab of butter cream frosting. Finally, make the nose by tinting the frosting red and putting a dab on the tip of the kiss. Decorating pipettes may be helpful in making the eyes and nose. Put the mice on top of the cake with noses touching. Enjoy!

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