Shaped right for a festive shower (or any kind of fun affair), this delicious dessert is an eye-catcher. Shared by Fran Sprain of Westfield, Wisconsin, the moist cake is overflowing with luscious chocolate flavor. What's more, it's a lot of fun to cut, ice and arrange in bow tie form, as we have here. Or, if you like, serve it straight from the pan.
FOR your next quilting bee, crafty gathering or any time at all, serving up this dessert will ensure your occasion's a real blockbuster! To piece together these delectable petit fours, simply cut a purchased pound cake into cubes and cover them with a citrus-flavored glaze. Then blanket the goodies with decorating gel in a colorful Dutchman's Puzzle design. Follow the easy "pattern" here, and you'll sew up treats in not time!
Show your Valentine how much you care by serving up one of these adorable heart cakes this year. These sweet treats are a cinch to put together and offer limitless variations for the toppings of your choice! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"My grandma used to be known for her delicious wedding cakes, and this is the recipe she used," relates field editor Sue Gronholz from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin."I learned cake decorating on my own and use her recipe to create birthday, anniversary and shower cakes."
Add a delicate touch to your desert table with these bite-size cakes from our Test Kitchen. We decorated the tops with roses to follow our floral theme, but feel free to try your hand at other designs.
With it's alternating light and dark layers, rich chocolate frosting and fresh strawberry garnishes, Amy Parker's heart-shaped cake will be a hit for any occasion. "It's a family, church and work favorite," pens Amy from Ponca City, Oklahoma. "Friends and neighbors all ask for the recipe, particularly after they find out how simple it is to make."
Who doesn't love a bitty bite of cake? For party-day ease, make the cupcakes one month before and freeze. Prep the accessories two days ahead and store at room temp in an airtight container. Whip up the frosting and assemble the cupcakes in no time on the big day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen