I originally wanted to make this to bring to work for Valentine’s Day:
But.. my cake skills aren’t exactly up to par, so what I ended up with was this:
I will say though, it turned out pretty nice. It’s a two-layer chocolate cake (recipe adapted from A Chef’s Kitchen), with a simple whipped cream frosting (tinted pink), decorated with some red velvet cake balls (adapted from Bakerella). All from SCRATCH (no box cake mixes or premade frosting here!… although I didn’t go milk a cow or mill my own flour, this is as close to perfectly from scratch as it gets for a “city” girl). It was my first time making cake balls, and it was harder than I had expected (the candy coating part, not the forming part). I think if I ever try it again, I’ll make the cake pops.. in my head, that seems easier and will likely produce prettier results. Recipes to follow later this week….
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!