Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sussudio: 1980s Satin Ruffle Pillow Inspired Valentine's Day Heart Cake!

My inspiration for this cake was a 1980s satin pillow with ruffle trim - did I succeed?? Haha... well I think it looks pretty 80's and it turned out pretty cute and ruffly! File this wild cake under: Why Not. 

1980s Satin Pillow Ruffle Heart Cake

You Will Need:

A heart shaped cake pan
Your favourite recipe for a 2 layer cake
4 cups of vanilla buttercream or frosting
Gel food colouring in fuchsia and purple
Three piping bags fitted with an open star tip - or you can re-use the same one!
An offset spatula 

Baking Tip: Grease and flour your heart shaped cake pan before pouring your batter in. I also cut a piece of parchment paper to size which helps immensely with cake release. 

Make it!

1. Bake your cake according to recipe instructions. Let cool completely.
2. Run an offset spatula around the edges of the cake pan to loosen the cake. Remove the cake from cake pan and place on a large cake plate or cake board.
3. Mix your buttercream colours - divide your buttercream in thirds, keeping one cream coloured and making one third pink and one third purple.
4. Frost the entire exterior of the cake with pink buttercream.
5. Fill each piping bag with a different colour.
6. Pipe the sides of the heart cake with cream coloured buttercream.
7. Pipe the top of the cake with pink buttercream, doing three rows of drop stars.
8. Fill the rest of the cake with the purple buttercream to make a purple heart center!

Cut a slice for your sweetie and enjoy! May as well throw on some Phil Collins No Jacket Required while you're at it.

See ya soon, cake pals!

xo Lyndsay 


Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Yum!! I was thinking about making a cake on Friday! This might do perfectly.

Coco Cake Land said...

sam!! nice to hear from you - super cute, you definitely should make it! xo

Jan Halvarson said...

This does look delicious! What do you do with all these cakes?

{ Nina Designs } said...

This is so beautiful!

Betsy Eves @JavaCupcake said...

What a great technique for decorating a cake! LOVE The use of the bag/tip and the multi colors!! Great job!! <3

Coco Cake Land said...

@nina designs, thank you so much! ^__^

@betsy - thank you so much betsy! glad you like it... thanks for stopping by! xo

Coco Cake Land said...

@jan - haha! thank you!! i always have a piece.... oh dear... then i end up giving it away to neighbours or friends, or bring it to a family event... or sometimes give it away to pals on Facebook! :)

Neide MC said...

Is beautiful, in Brazil, valentine's day is in June.
Have a nice week!

Coco Cake Land said...

@neide - i had no idea!!! very cool - thank you! ^__^

Ed Francis Hypnotherapist DCH said...

Brilliant posts pics and the cakes area awesome. well done

Neha said...

You succeeded spectacularly : ) This cake makes me so happy!

Coco Cake Land said...

@ed francis - thank so much! :)

@neha - aww you are sweet! ^__^ thanks neha!