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How to Make a Valentine's Day Cake for Him
Valentine Cake Ideas
Need Valentine cake ideas? How about how to bake a cake? I have a variety of Valentine cake recipes including frostings, as well as some beautiful cake toppers.
Whether it's the first time you're baking a cake or you're a seasoned baker, I have some delicious recipes for you.
Not only do guys love cake, it's a great personalized Valentine gift for him that comes from the heart. Ready to start baking?
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How to Make a Valentine Cake
If you're not used to baking, you may want to use a cake mix. With most mixes, you will need to add eggs, water and oil. The directions are easy enough to follow, so it should be simple enough to have the cake come out well.
If you're a more seasoned baker, you could make a fancier cake. Chocolate and strawberry cakes are popular for Valentine's Day. I have some recipes below specifically for Valentine's Day both from scratch and using cake mixes.
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Valentine Cake Recipes
- Easy Valentine Cake
Valentine cake made with a cake mix.
- Chocolate Valentines Cake
Heart shaped cake made with Hershey's chocolate.
- Strawberry Valentine Cake
A beautiful pink cake made with strawberry milk.
- Pineapple Valentine Cake
Pineapple inside-out cake.
- Valentine Lemon Cake
Easy lemon cake using a yellow cake mix as a base.
- Valentine Cherry Cake
Cherry flavor with a touch of almond in this cake mix based cake.
- Chocolate Chiffon Cake Valentine Cake
A beautiful cake from scratch.
Make your cake fancy by using a heart shaped cake pan.
Heart Cake Pan
What I like about this pan is that not only is it non-stick, it warms up evenly as well.
Simple Cake Frosting Recipes
So you've baked a cake and want to make your own frosting. Here's a variety of frosting recipes to choose from.
Frosting image by SheGotTheBeat at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Valentine Cake Decorating Ideas
Even if you're not the world's greatest baker, you can still make an impression with how delicious it looks. If you feel you can, try decorating your cake to fit the theme for Valentine's Day. I have some suggestions for you below.
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Add thse beautiful roses to really dress up your Valentine cake. They add such a warm, romantic touch.
Like hearts? Gently add a dozen of these hearts on top of your cake to give it a festive look.
Want something fancy, but don't feel comfortable decorating the cake yourself? Check out these edible cake toppers.
Valentine Cake Toppers
This will add a touch of love and sweetness.
This adorable cake topper can be used on any cake.
This work of love works on a round cake.
This will add a splash of color to your cake. Good for a 1/4 sheet cake.
Edible Cake Toppers on eBay
Look at these!
Have you ever made a Valentine cake before?
Cake Baking Tips
Here are a few tips to help you bake your cake.
First, be sure the oven is completely heated to the temperature you need before putting the cake in the oven.
Keep the cake in the middle of the middle rack.
Oven times can vary depending on the oven. When you think the cake is done, place a toothpick in it. When you pull the toothpick out, if there's nothing on it, then the cake is done.
Let the cake cool before removing it from the baking pan. It's also best for the cake to cool before frosting it.
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Valentine's Day Tips
You are now set to bake him that cake. If you haven't baked a cake before, you may want to bake one before, just to get the practice. Make sure you have something to keep it in so it stays fresh.
Think about how you want to serve the cake. Do you have any decorative plates? What about picking up some Valentine paper plates?
Do you plan to decorate the table? How about background music? No matter what you decide, you are giving him a wonderful personalized gift for Valentine's Day.
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Need more gifts ideas? Check out the items below.
Valentine Gift Ideas for Guys
This romantic coupon book contains a variety of coupons including lunch and cuddling.
Guys can really get their chocolate fix with this gift basket.
Planning to go out? How about a Valentine tie for him?
Place a picture either of yourself or of the two of you and give it to him as a gift.