For the Love of Stripes Valentine’s Cake
Favorite cake mix or recipe
Creamy white decorator icing, 4 lb. tub
Violet icing color
Rose icing color
Pink icing color
Jumbo heart sprinkles
Coral sprinkles tackle box
6″x 2″ round pan
6″x 3″ decorator preferred round aluminum cake pan
14.5″ x 20″ non-stick cooling rack
13″ angled spatula
12″ disposable decorating bags
Round decorating tip 10
Cake icing tip 789
Icing comb set
Star decorating tip 1M
1.Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool three cake layers. Level, fill and stack layers for 6″ high cake.
2.Crumb coat cake. Chill until icing has set, about 30 minutes.
3.Tint icing. Tint 1 cup icing purple using color combination provided. Combine Violet and Rose icing colors to get purple color shown. Using Pink icing color, tint 2 cups icing pink. Reserve remaining icing white.
4.Prepare two decorating bags with tip 10. Fill separately with white and purple icing. Set both bags aside.
5.Ice cake. Using remaining white icing, ice cake smooth. Run comb with square notches around entire cake, leaving the top smooth.
6.Using bag with purple icing, fill in bottom 7 grooves. Using white bag, fill in remaining grooves around cake. Using icing smoother, carefully smooth cake, wiping the smoother clean between swipes. Smooth top of cake with spatula, if needed.
7.Decorate cake. Using tweezers, apply pink heart sprinkles around bottom of cake (along third line from the bottom).
8.Prepare a decorating bag with tip 1M and pink icing. Using the shell technique, pipe hearts around cake, angling shells next to each other to form heart.
9.Using tweezers, apply sprinkles to hearts.
10.Prepare decorating bag with tip 1M and remaining white icing. Pipe loop border around top of cake.
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