Sorry to be doing this post after Valentines Day, but I made this for a party on the 16th.
I used the Strawberry Cake recipe from Bay Leaves that I previously posted to make this heart-shaped cake. I got the idea of how to make the heart shape from a cookbook I had as a child. The recipe is amazingly delicious, but I had to add an extra box of confectioners sugar to make the icing stiff enough. So, have an extra one on hand!
I lined an 8" square and an 8" round pan with parchment, then greased and floured them:
I poured in the batter:
Then I baked them according to the recipe directions. They came out of the baking pans easily because of the parchment. Then it just peels off.
I cut the round cake in half and played with it until it was all level:
I placed it on a large platter and put pieces of parchment under it to keep the icing from messing up my platter:
Then I frosted the cake and piped homemade whipped cream around the edges.
It was a tasty Valentine treat, full of strawberry goodness.