a valentine smash cake is my fave

February 6, 2013

I made a similar cake for New Year’s Eve a few years ago but I thought I’d revisit it since the phrase, “you are smashing,” is so fitting for Valentine’s Day and perfectly corny.
you are my fave: valentine smash cake

you are my fave: valentine smash cake

To make your own you’ll need:
– small bowl (I think plastic works best)
– white candy coating
– oil
Airheads candy
– small heart cookie cutter

you are my fave: valentine smash cake

1. Oil up the inside of your bowl. This is essential so the coating can easily be removed.
2. Melt candy coating according to package instructions (I needed two squares for one mini bowl). Pour about 3/4 of it into the prepared bowl, using a spoon to help coat the sides.
3. Place in freezer until hardened. Take out and fill in any bare or sparse spots with leftover melted candy coating. Put back in freezer. It will look bumpy and uneven like the photo but the side that counts will be smooth.

you are my fave: valentine smash cake

4. While waiting for the shell to freeze, use your cookie cutter to cut out hearts from the Airheads candy.

you are my fave: valentine smash cake

5. Take the bowl out of the freezer and gently turn upside down, the shell should easily slide out and be a nice smooth dome.
6. Use your Airheads hearts to decorate the cake. All you need to do is gently push them on to stick.

you are my fave: valentine smash cake

7. Place your surprise (some diamond earrings would be nice) onto the cake stand and position the cake over it.
8. Attach a smashing note to a toy mallet or wooden spoon and set it next to the cake.

you are my fave: valentine smash cake

9. Let the recipient smash away for a fun surprise.

This one is mini (compare to Beck’s hand) so individually sized. I think it would be fun to use them as place settings. And now I have a party to throw just for that reason.

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