My mom’s birthday is two days before Valentine’s Day. Every year, I make her a cake, and I try to make it exciting and different each year. Last, year, I did this one. This year, I decided to use these heart pans that my aunt gave me that I had yet to use, and was always hoping for a reason to use them. Well, what better reason than a birthday cake for my favorite lady, which also happens to be right around Valentine’s Day??
I went with an easy coconut cake, because that’s my mom’s favorite. I actually used Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water this time though, in both the cake and the icing – something I’d never done before, but it wound up working out fabulously.
I baked the cake in the heart-shaped pan, and it just looked so cute, cooling on the rack, in all it’s heart-shapey-ness.
Next, I frosted it with the coconut water frosting. It was very….white.
Next, I added fresh coconut to the sides.
Then, I started decorating. First the border and the main flowers, all in pink, in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Then, I added the birthday wish, in dark chocolate.
And finally, I added a few more minor embellishments.
Once the cake was complete, I brought it over to my mom’s house to surprise her. She in turn, made me take half of it back home, like she always does.
Happy birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day, Mom. Hope you liked your (half of) cake!😀