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 thoughts on “Valentine’s Smash Cake”

  1. 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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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. πŸ™‚

    Hugs
    Kathy

  6. 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 πŸ™‚
    x
    Natalie
    http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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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