I decided to splurge on a pretty pink St. Valentine’s Day cake to brighten up an otherwise ho-hum occasion.
As you can tell, my cake decorating skills are at the novice level. (Is there something below that?) The cake was tasty though … I ate a third of it to confirm that fact.
Profile of the Pink Cherry Cake
Pink Cherry Cake – makes 2 mini cakes baked in 1 cup ramekins
Basic Vanilla Cake for Two recipe
pink gel food colouring
1 tsp Kirsch, substituted for the vanilla extract
2 tbsp finely minced red glace cherries, stirred into batter just before pouring into ramekins
Glace Cherry Cream Cheese Frosting – enough to frost 2 mini cakes including filling
2 oz/57 gm gm cream cheese, room temperature
1 oz/28 gm unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp Kirsch
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter in a small bowl until smooth. Add the Kirsch and beat in briefly. Beat in the powdered sugar.
Spread/pipe the frosting over the cake.
11 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day 2019”
Very cute! Happy Valentine, dear friend!
Thank you. I know it’s early but I wanted to cut it and have a taste. 🙂
I am sure it was delicious!
The cake looks good, I like all the icing.
Happy Valentines day to you! What a lovely way to celebrate. Pretty pink cake and the frosting looks delicious.
Thank you. Hope you have a great day too.
I love your variations of small cakes! This pink one looks cute inside! And I don’t think you’re a novice in decoration (you should see my attempts!). I hope you’ve had nice time on Valentine’s Day.
Thank you for your kind remark but you can trust me when I say my decorating is bad. I just took a picture of the best angle/part of the cake. 🙂
I spent the day at home doing nothing on Valentine’s Day. That cake was the best part of the day. 🙂
That’s a very pretty cake. It’s the perfect colour for Valentine’s Day. And I don’t think your cake decorating skills are too bad at all xx
LOL … have you had your eyesight checked lately?
Honestly, it’s just sad. I just make cakes SO rarely that I’ve never had a chance to practice. For cupcakes, I just spoon some on and mess it around. 🙂