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.


  • On February 6, 2013 , Ally Ebdon said:

    This is such a brilliant idea and the little red hearts totally make it. I can just imagine getting totally carried away and putting something breakable under there though. Whoops! (ps Beck’s grown soooo much!)

  • On February 6, 2013 , Chloe Moon said:

    I have never seen anything like this!! I love it!!! I have to do this!! =)

  • On February 6, 2013 , Alex @ northstory said:

    Now this is my kind of baking. I especially love how I don’t have to make the fondant for the heart shapes. Great idea!!

  • On February 6, 2013 , Little Kitchie said:

    This is SUCH a great idea! Totally doing this!

  • On February 6, 2013 , The New Diplomats Wife said:

    too clever…

  • On February 6, 2013 , Jane Rhodes said:

    melanie!!!! i love this idea! {so much so, i left my google reader to come leave you a comment! ::winks::}

  • On February 6, 2013 , Laura Parke said:

    this idea is so adorable and clever. and the cheesy sayings are perfect to bring out for valentine’s day, right?

  • On February 6, 2013 , Sue-Someone's Mom said:

    This is clever…and simple. I love the idea.

  • On February 6, 2013 , Monsterscircus said:

    Lovely idea!!! I have to try it, thank you for sharing!

  • On February 6, 2013 , Danielle said:

    This is such a cute idea! I have to find an excuse to do this!

  • On February 7, 2013 , katies pencil box said:

    love this so much!
    this is definitely a max kind of treat…

  • On February 7, 2013 , Audrey - This Little Street said:

    Lol. like that smashing the cake idea. I know people in my house who would get way into it ——> not pointing at my husband

  • On February 8, 2013 , Mimi Palmer said:

    Oh, I love this!!!

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  • On February 11, 2013 , Meri said:

    I LOVE this and it’s so much easier to pull off than I’d have guessed! Shared with my readers HERE: http://seektobemerry.blogspot.com/2013/02/will-you-be-my-valentine.html Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • On February 12, 2013 , Dnai said:

    I have made my cake with milk chocolate. It is only for tomorrow so do you recommend leaving it overnight in the fridge or freezer?

  • On February 12, 2013 , Dani said:

    Thanks for that! Just worried it will turn white from
    Freezer but prefer that than it collapsing!

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