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January 9, 2013

Valentine's Smash Cake


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I Think Smash Cakes are just too cute!  It is like a lucky packet, you never know what might be inside.

This Valentine Smash Cake was so easy to make, as I mentioned in a previous post, you only need a tiny bit of patience when working with chocolate.

I made two of these, as I have 2 heart shaped silicone molds - they are about 18cm (just under 8 inches) from side to side and roughly the same from top to bottom. The molds are not very high, though, maybe 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) but was big enough to hold a lot of candy.

This is what you need:

Chocolate, melted

Candy for the inside {I used Chocolate Eclairs}

Decorations {I used Wafer leaves & Medium Hard Icing Roses and small Icing Flowers on the sides}

Heart shaped mold

Silver Bakery tray - slightly bigger than your mold

Here is what you do:

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1.) Pour a small amount of melted chocolate into the molds - use the back of a spoon {preferably plastic} to spread the chocolate all over the bottom and sides of the mold - it does not have to be completely covered or perfect the first time - place in the freezer compartment for 1 - 2 minutes - remove and repeat the chocolate coating and chilling another 3 times. It should now be thick enough - leave in the freezer a little longer the last time round {about 3 minutes}

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2.) Loosen the edges of the mold and tap lightly in order for the chocolate to slide out - in the pic on the left is the "bowl" with the inside {see not perfect, does not matter, no-one will notice} the heart on the right is perfectly smooth on the outside.

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3.) Fill the "bowls" with candy of your choice.

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4.) Dribble a little melted chocolate on the edges as per the Arrow - now, place your Bakery Tray {silver side down} - marked with an X - on top of the chocolate heart. Wait a minute or two and then flip it over, use your hand underneath to steady the chocolate heart as it will now be quite heavy, filled with the candy.

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5.) Decorate as you wish and your Valentine's Cake is ready to be smashed !

*** Try not to touch the outside of the Chocolate too much with your hands {even if you wear gloves} - it leaves marks/prints as the Chocolate is very smooth



40 comments:

  1. This is one of those why didn't I think of that kinda projects, I love it!

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  2. mmm I love this idea and I see you filled it with eclairs YUM!!

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  3. This looks yummy and like so much fun!

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  4. I have never heard of smash cakes. What fun!

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  5. You know what! I just saw these cakes selling on the daily grommet and thought "Hey! I bet you

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  6. Could make these yourself" and then I saw your post. How cool is that?

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  7. What a fun idea. I've never seen a homemade smash cake, but now I want to try it! Thanks!

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  8. Linda,
    What a yummy idea! Thank you for linking up at memoriesbythemile.com
    Wanda Ann

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  9. This is really a clever idea. Can't wait to try it.

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  10. oh my goodness, that is such a great idea. i LOVE it. (and so does my hubs!)

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  11. Linda,
    This is so beautiful. I've never made one of these before. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

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  12. Fun idea! I've never seen a smash cake before, but it sure looks like a fun project and even more fun to give!

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  13. Linda, this is awesome! I love it!! I found you a The Mandatory Mooch!!
    Karen

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  14. This is such a great idea! I have never heard of a smash cake before but I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This is a fabulous idea! I've never seen anything like it! Definitely going to have to try it....thanks!!

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  16. I've never heard of this, thanks for sharing the idea!! I'd love to try it!!

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  17. Linda,
    What a beautiful Chocolate Heart, a very special treat! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. How fun! I've never seen a Smash cake before. It turns out beautifully! Found you via Two Succulent Sisters. :)

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  19. I've never heard of such a thing what an awesome idea! And it looks like it would be easy enough to do. Thanks for the idea! Stopping by from Pin Me, stop by if you have a moment Running Away? I'll Help you pack

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  20. Linda I have never heard of a smash cake. How fun is that??!!! I love it and what a great surprise for the recipient. (which in this house would be me...because it's filled with candy!) Very cool project!

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  21. This looks amazing. Wish someone would make me one!

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  22. Never heard of smash cake, except for baby's first birthday! This would be so fun! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  23. This is amazing! It is so cute and creative. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  24. Hi Linda,
    You really need to get a special button, I seem to always be featuring you, through no fault of my own, your crafts are just perfect for all occasions!
    This looks so yummy, thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    I have chosen to feature your post tomorrow, so do come past and get your button :)
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this idea! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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  26. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your awesome project! Visit us again next week and link up more awesome stuff!

    Have a great week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/02/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-18/

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  27. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

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  28. Great idea! I hadn't thought to do a smash cake for valentines :)

    Thanks for sharing at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you again this weekend!

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  29. I've never heard of a "smash cake" like this before but I love the idea! Wouldn't this be perfect for a treasure hunt themed birthday party?! Thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday today!

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  30. I've never seen a smash cake like this. what a really fun idea. I love it and will be keeping it in mind. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  31. Clever! totally awesome and I love it!!~ Paula pmctunejones@gmail.com

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  32. Pure awesomeness. Thank you for sharing at Saturday
    Dishes.

    Sarah
    http://sarahmschultz.blogspot.com

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  33. This amazing. Thanks for bringing it by What'd You Do This Weekend? Be sure to come by Mondaybwith another amazing dish!

    Www.tumbleweedcontessa.com

    Linda

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  34. Love this, definitely a great Valentine's gift idea for anyone! I've made my own heart Valentine boxes before that were this size but it wasn't edible, must try this, thanks and pinned!

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