Sweetest Heart Cake
Makes 12 to 16 servings
|1||(8-inch) round cake, any flavor|
|1||(8-inch) square cake, any flavor|
|1||container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting, tinted pink with red food coloring|
|1-1/2||cups flaked coconut, tinted pink to match frosting*|
|2||large red gumdrops|
|1||large white gumdrop|
|Red chewy fruit snack|
*To tint coconut, combine small amount of food coloring (paste or liquid) with 1 teaspoon water in large bowl. Add coconut and stir until evenly coated. Add more coloring, if needed.
- Cut round cake in half to make two semi-circles.
- Position square cake and semi-circles on large serving plate using photo as guide, connecting with some frosting. Frost entire cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle evenly with coconut.
- Flatten 1 red gumdrop with rolling pin on lightly sugared surface to make small heart. Cut out heart shape with small cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining red gumdrop and white gumdrop. Place 3 gumdrop hearts on cake, overlapping slightly as shown in photo.
- Cut chewy fruit snack into 1/2-inch strips. Tie strips into loose bow and place on cake.
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