Techniques

Building a Heart-Shaped Cake for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says "Valentine's Day" quite like those candy hearts bearing romantic phrases: "Love You," "Call Me," and our favorite—"Be Mine." But much of the time, the sentiment is sweeter than the candies' chalky flavor—enter this cake, a large-scale conversation heart that allows us to indulge in Valentine's Day sentiment while also appealing to a slightly more sophisticated palate. Putting the cake together is a simple matter of geometry: a square plus two half circles equals a perfect heart. See the full recipe »

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