Simple Valentine’s Cake

I needed a simple valentine’s cake and I needed it fast. I didn’t want to make it from scratch or go all crazy with the design so chose SIMPLE!Valentine Cake
Sometimes simple is just what the doctor ordered!

Supplies for Simple Valentine’s Cake:

2 boxes Clasic White Pillsbury Cake Mix
2 Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting
Angled Spatula
3 Heart Sugar Cookies (Recipe)
15 Second Red Royal Icing (Recipe)

I purchased my Cake Stand at T.J. Max but, I also found one on line here if you are interested in purchasing one. I like being able to change the ribbon for any occasion.

I am in a video kinda mood today so I found some videos to show you how to make this.

  1. First, bake the hearts on a stick like I did here.
  2. Then, outline and flood like SweetAmbs did in this video. Let the cookies dry overnight.
  3. Now for the cake. I used 2 cakes that I baked in  8″ Fat Daddio’s Cake Pan. I had some batter left over for a few cupcakes.
  4. Once the cake is baked, crumb coat it like Melissa from My Cake School  did in this video.
  5. I could have mixed up a batch of icing but, I remember, I needed this cake really fast so I used icing from a can! I am not ashamed to admit it! I worked beautifully.  To get that rustic shabby chic feel for this cake, I kinda followed Melissa’s decorating tutorial here but, I made figure 8’s and random swirls in the frosting. If you follow her tutorial, and then add your own swirls and figure 8’s,  your cake will look amazing!
  6. Next, add the cookies.

I only see one problem with this cake. Three cookies will NEVER be enough!

Valentine Cake That is why I made a few extra! I like the top picture with the cookie sticks showing but, when I added the extra cookies, it needed a little something so I added these wonderful paper straws. I am addicted to them! It took a simple stick and made the Valentin’e Cake perfect.

Remember, you don’t have to be chained to your stove all day to make something with lovely with LOVE!

Happy Valentine’s Day!



  1. so sweet, you made me a birthday cake! Love it and love love love those straws!

  2. Beautiful cake – I love how the cookies on the top shine! This would be the perfect Valentine bouquet!

  3. Gorgeous!! I love it, Lisa :)

  4. The bright red and simple white palette is gorgeous! A great reminder that sometimes the simplest designs can be the prettiest!

  5. This is so simple, and yet so pretty! I love that bright white frosting and the contrast of the red cookies on top.

  6. This is just the cute idea! Love how you photographed it too!

  7. I love all the hearts! Perfect!

  8. This is so gorgeous!!

  9. Dumb question: did you bake the cookies with the sticks already in them?

  10. I don’t know how I missed this, this is a beautiful cake. I love simple!

  11. I know I already commented on this cake, but again, I just love it! Infinitely adaptable for every holiday, birthday, you name it. So cool!

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