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From Pinterest to Real Life: Valentine's Day Heart Cake

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Anyway, thank goodness for Pinterest and thank goodness for Valentine's Day because without the two I wouldn't have spent my weekend making this.

I'm here to tell you that if you want to make something impressive for your loved one this 14th, this cake is an excellent contender. I won't lie and say it's easy, or that it's not a daunting task, but if you plan ahead it's definitely doable. And YUMMY. Just don't eat the whole thing yourself. Especially if you end up with a cake 6 inches tall because you're obsessed with the notion that a single cake recipe won't be enough.

This cake project requires 5 baked cakes in total so plan accordingly. It's a good thing Valentine's Day doesn't come in the summer, since I heated the kitchen way up. I used different recipes from those included in the original post. I was convinced that I wouldn't have enough white cake for four layers from a single recipe so I made a full plus a half of the 1-2-3-4 Cake from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. Hence the super tall cake. The center of the cake is, of course, red velvet and I used this awesome recipe along with their recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting.

I found it easy to make this over the weekend and broke the days out like this:

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