Happy Valentine’s Day. This is my first video ever, and I made treats for my family this year. They are moderately easy and very customizable. So let’s get into it.
- Candy melts (I used 4 colors)
- Strawberry cake mix
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- Sprinkles Frosting
- Cupcake liners
- Baking pan
- Mixing bowl
- Heart mold
- Cake supplies
Step One: Making the Cake
You can bake a cake from scratch if you want for this part or buy a store-bought cake as well. Personally, I just used the boxed cake that I had on hand. And I also wanted to do the color pink. So I followed the instructions on the box. I poured out the cake mix and added 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 cup of water. Mix until all the lumps are gone. Then I sprayed a glass casserole dish with some vegetable oil so nothing would stick. I baked it in my oven at 325 F for about 35 minutes. Your home will smell so good.
After the 35 minutes were up, I used a clean butter knife and inserted it into the center of the cake. If the knife comes out clean, then it’s fully cooked. If you get batter on the knife, cook for another 10 minutes and check again. Then let your cake cool for a few hours. When the cake is thoroughly cooled, I cut it into little squares. Then in a separate bowl, I crumbled the cake. Then I took a dollop of hot pink frosting and mixed it into the cake crumbs. You can keep adding a little frosting at a little one until you can form smooth dough balls.
Step 2: Melting the Chocolate
I bought a few bags of different colored candy melts. I think I only ended up using 3 or the four-color (pink, white, and red). But feel free to get creative with your colors. The most important piece of advice I can give you with the chocolate melting is to put it in the microwave for 10 seconds and mix and then repeat until completely mixed. This is important because if you overheat the chocolate, it will burn. It will also give off a weird smell. Also, it will no longer melt. When chocolate is melted, you can pour some into the heart mold. And spread it on the sides. You want to spread the chocolate evenly so you don’t get cracks. Let it harden.
Step 3: Adding the Cake
Take some of the dough that you have and fill each of the molds. Leave a little room for chocolate on top. (Learned the hard way) also, make sure the chocolate is completely melted so you can spread across. Cool in the refrigerator.
Step 4: Decorate
After popping out each of the hearts, you get to be creative. I put some of the melted chocolate into a squeeze bottle and drizzled it on the hearts. Then I added all different sprinkles on top. I even added some luster dust to some to give it a shine. When everything is done, you can add them into a cute box and have each heart in a cupcake liner and give them to someone special. Happy Valentine’s Day.