Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

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

  1. 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.

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

      I spent the day at home doing nothing on Valentine’s Day. That cake was the best part of the day. πŸ™‚

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

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