Welcome to How To Cook That
I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a broken heart cake modeled
on the cake in the Taylor Swift song Blank Space from her 1989 album.
So so many requests for something Taylor Swift. To make this you will need a double quantity
of vanilla buttercream and recipe video for that is on the channela nd on the website
howtocookthat.net You’ll also find the recipe there and the video showing how to make the
sponge cakes . You’ll also need some white chocolate melts
and strawberry or raspberry sauce. Firstly level the top of your cakes so they
are completely flat. Then use the back of your knife and press
gently in the middle of the cake to make an indent. Then turn your knife 90 degrees and
make another indent across so you’ve marked the cake into quarters.
Carefully cut out one of the quarters and then on the opposite side of the cake cut
straight across where those two indents come to the edge there.
And then do the same thing on that quarter piece that we cut out before so that you are
making it into a triangle. Then add that triangle to the other side of
the cake. Trim the corners off the top and then use
your knife to round it out so that you’ve got a nice heart shape and repeat that with
your other cake as well. Place one of the hearts onto a round cake
board and sketch out an oval shape. We are going to decorate it to make it a bit similar
to the platter in the clip. If you can find one of those platters you can just use that
but this just makes it easy for you to use a cake board.
Cut that out and then melt your white chocolate melts in the microwave. 30 seconds stir, 20
seconds stir and then 10 seconds stir until it is melted.
Pour that over your cake board and spread it out.
Lift up your cake board and tap it underneath to get that chocolate nice and smooth. Heat
up a knife and use it to smooth the edges so that it is not bumpy and leave it to set. On some baking paper trace around the cake
so that you’ve got the heart shape. Then flip that over so you don’t get the pencil on the
chocolate that we are going to use. Pour some chocolate on and then spread it
out, you don’t want this to be too thick because remember you want to be able to cut a knife
through it easily so spread it out fairly thin. You can do it thicker on the edges if
you want but keep it fairly thin in the middle. And you will need two of these so grab another
piece of baking paper and make another one. Place the cake onto some baking paper and
use some buttercream to join the two heart bits together.
Then spread some buttercream on top and the sides. Then add another heart on top. And
spread buttercream all over the cake. Take clean clear piece of plastic and holding
it firmly at the base run it up the sides of the cake to smooth it out, we are going
to add more butter cream so if it not exactly correct it doesn’t matter just get it fairly
smooth. When you get around to the top top of the heart you can bend that plastic around
so that it matches the curve of the cake and run it up. So it just makes it really easy
to smooth it. Then use a spatula to pick it up and put the
whole heart onto the chocolate coated cake board.
Peel one of the hearts off the baking paper and add it to the top of the cake, push it
down firmly but not too hard you don’t want the break it, because then you’ll have to
begin again. Pipe some buttercream around the edge to outline
the heart and then repeat that again so you have a double layer of frosting going around
there and make sure there are no gaps in it. Because this is like our barrier or our pool
edge so it’s important. Now pour in the strawberry sauce so we have
a beautiful RED heart there in the middle. Add the other chocolate heart on top and push
it down again not too firmly, make you that you push down just on the edges not in the
middle when you do this. Add another thin layer of frosting all over
the top and then spread it out and smooth it using your spatula and the plastic just
like we did before. Then CHANGE to a small star shaped tip and
pipe little stars of buttercream all the way around the top edge. And if anyone is thinking
I wish you would show us how to do this without a piping bag, I have a video on that, I’ll
link you to that in the description below. Then pipe stars all the way around the base
of the cake where it meets the cake board and then another line of stars just above
that first one all the way around the edge. Now to make our cake board look pretty, put
some melted chocolate into a piping bag with a small round tip, or you could just use a
ziplock bag with the corner cut off. Pipe little dots all the way around the whole way
around the oval. Then on each side pipe a dot sort of just
a little way in from the edge and then put six dot as around like you’ve got a circle
or a little flower. Then draw a line of dots going around the circle and up towards the
cake curving in and then out. Do another line of dots on the other side of that circle just
to match it there. Now pipe a swirl of chocolate swirl around
and down around that circle and back up the other side and curve it around. Add a couple
more long swirls to each side and then two more shorter ones just to give it some style. Let that chocolate set and then use some white
luster dust and a dry paint brush and brush over the platter. Now I know places like cake
decorating stores sell luster dust. People always ask where can I get it, It is edible
and it’s called luster dust you can just look it up online. And it just makes it look a
little shiny, pearlized and pretty. For the full taylor swift effect stab your
knife into the cake and if you want splatter just shake it off the knife. If this was a
movie we’d add special effects, but it is not it is a real cake. Now slice into the cake the strawberry sauce
will flow over and out of the cake. The first person who can count and name all
of the Taylor Swift song titles mentioned in this video will be THE LUCKY ONE to get
a $30 voucher for the how to cook that shop and the next 9 people will get free copy of
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with a chocolate creation that is beyond you WILDEST DREAMS.
[music: The boat Song by youtube.com/setsailtv used with permission]