How to Make a Heart-Shaped Cake

February 1, 2013 | By | Comments (7)

It’s February 1st! Let the Valentine’s Day madness begin. I’m not big into celebrating Valentine’s Day, but I do enjoy cake, so I loved this idea for a heart-shaped cake that you can make by using a round cake pan and a square cake pan—no extra heart-shaped supplies required.

There are several tutorials around, but I liked this one from Craft Knife:

Start with your round and square cake pans (make sure they are the same size, likely either 8 or 9 inches).

Two cakes

Next, cut your round cake in half.

Round cake cut in half

Finally, place the two halves of the round cake on adjacent sides of the square cake.

Heart-shaped cake assembled

Then you’re ready to ice! I’d recommend assembling them with icing in between each piece like you would the layers of a layer cake, then you can frost the whole thing to make it look seamless. Will you try making a heart-shaped cake this Valentine’s Day?

Get more cake baking tips and techniques plus our 6 favorite frosting recipes.

All photos: Craft Knife


  1. Sasha |Global Table Adventure

    So simple! I think my daughter and husband will get a kick out of this… I’m definitely in.. thanks :)

    February 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm
  2. Kelly

    This looks great! I will remember this for when I have kiddos :)

    February 8, 2013 at 8:26 am
  3. joann

    I going to try this, excellent idea, but do you use one cake mix or two?

    February 14, 2013 at 11:35 am
  4. Kristin Appenbrink

    Hi Joann, You’ll have to use two cake mixes. So be prepared to have leftovers.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:44 am
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    February 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm
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