You will need:
a baked, cooled and ready to be decorated chocolate cake (use your favourite recipe! make sure it's in a heart tin and also make sure that there's two of them)
100g soft butter or margarine
500 ml (250g)
5ml vanilla essence
about 20 ml milk, if required
white icing, ready to roll
pink food colouring
1. To make the butter icing, first cream the butter and sifted icing sugar together. Add the vanilla essence and the 20ml of milk. (only use the milk if you think the icing is too thick! Add the pink food coloring and beat well.
2. Sandwich the two halves of the cake together using some of the butter icing, leave the rest for later.. Roll out the white icing until thin and smooth. Brush the cake with jam and then stick the white icing on it. ( If the icing is to much, just cut around the cake and put the leftover of the icing away.
3. Pipe hearts using a piping bag and what's left of the butter icing. Fill in the piped hearts using with pink food colouring the end of a beater. Be creative, do different hearts...ones using only food colouring, ones with spots on and ones that have a food coloring outline instead of a butter icing one...etc. :)
^ There you have it, a heart cake...a yummy treat for Valentines day.
P.S. Remember that this is an entry for Heidi Mari's baking challenge.