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working on valentine's day cake. help?

post #1 of 2
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hello!

looking to make something for valentine's day that feels extravagant. 

(a first for me. i mean even making anything,

having anyone to make it for, you get it, i want it to be really nice.)

 

have a bunch of chocolate frosting already...

another recipe gone not quite right i attempted to fix w/ volume...

and i'm nothing if not a frugal lady. so need to use. anyway...

i found a recipe for a layered cake w/ strawberry cake & red velvet cake layers,

but it's topped w/ a buttercream frosting.

and everything i can find on red velvet cake says do not use chocolate frosting.

 

so what i came up with today:

layers of vanilla cake and strawberry cake.

raspberry jam between. topped w/ the chocolate frosttng.

too much? just enough? really weird?

 

i don't really have the time to make a trial cake.

does this seem like it might be tasty?

 

thank you thank you for any advice...

especially about the raspberry jam between the layers...

a recipe? is it okay to buy a jar of jam and use that?

post #2 of 2
Thread Starter 

well, no time to look for strawberry extract.

going with vanilla cake and almond cake layers.

(but dyed pink and deep red... because that's what i care about the most. the color.)

raspberry jam between, chocolate frosting, dotted with raspberries.

also i got a tube of white frosting so i'll dot that around the top i guess

or just write a silly cheesey message.

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