This cake was my third paid order I've done so far! It was for the 5th birthday of a little boy named Jordan. He specially requested that he have a chocolate, heart-shaped cake with blue icing. Apparently he wanted the same cake for his 4th birthday last year but wasn't very impressed when his parents took a shortcut and just got a blue heart drawn on a regular slab cake. So, Jordan, I hope this is the cake that you've been dreaming of since your last birthday!
For the chocolate cake I used the previously posted recipe for Black Magic Cake, and divided the batter between one 9x9" square cake pan and one 9x9" circle cake pan. To make the heart shape I posistioned the square cake so that it was a diamond, cut the circle cake evenly in half and then put a half-circle on each of the top sides of the diamond. I liked this method for creating a heart-shaped cake better than using a heart-shaped cake pan because it gave the heart a more definitive shape and also meant there would be more cake. For the vanilla icing I tried a new recipe which I absolutely loved. It is the perfect vanilla icing and definitely my new favorite!
Here is the recipe:
3 and 1/2 cups icing sugar