A few roses and a few homemade treats make a good combination as a gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, and if those homemade treats are baked in a pan like this Decorated Heart Mini Cake Pan from Wilton, they’re sure to be a hit. This nonstick pan has six heart-shaped cavities, each decorated with one of three 3-dimensional designs. The distinct designs transfer right onto your cakes as they bake, leaving you with a lovely Valentine’s Day cake that doesn’t need any special decorations to get your message across. The designs are not too dramatic, but the lines of the pan are very clear and they should come out cleanly onto your baked goods. Lightly greasing and flouring your pan will not only ensure that the cake doesn’t stick, but will add a little extra contrast to that side of the cake and highlight the heart designs. If you do want to decorate them, use the heart patterns as guidelines for colored frosting, or pour a very thin glaze over the top of the cake. Each little cake is big enough to be a treat for two to share.
Although it’s ideal for Valentine’s Day, this pan can be used all year long. Hearts are not just a seasonal shape, so these mini cakes can make appearances at birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations that might call for a little bit of cake. They’re also the perfect way to show that your baked goods are made with love.