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February 8, 2011

Chocolate Box Cake


  • 1  9×13″  cake or 1 8×8″ cake (any flavour of your choice)
  • 1 batch of Buttercream icing
  • 1 bag Heart shaped York Peppermint Patties
  • mini cupcake cups/treat cups
  • pink food colouring
  • basketweave tip & piping bag


  1. Bake a 9×13″ cake. Let it cool on wire rack, then transfer it to the refrigerator or freezer.
  2. Cut out a heart shaped design on a piece of paper and use it as a template to cut the heart out of the cake.
  3. You can use the remaining pieces of cake to cut out tiny cakes and make Petit Fours… or you can eat them and buy York Peppermint patties to use in the chocolate box and decorate them with buttercream icing.  I chose option #2.
  4. Gently carve out the middle of the cake, leaving a thick base and 1 1/2″ border around the outside.
  5. Apply a thin coat of buttercream icing and place the cake back in the refrigerator to firm up.
  6. Whip up some coloured icing and fill a piping bag with the buttercream and a basketweave tip.
  7. Decorate the cake, and put it back in the refrigerator for a few minutes. (see below for a picture of basketweave design)
  8. Place the mini cupcake liners inside the cake and fill them with the peppermint patties, stacked 2 high.
  9. Fill a piping bag with white buttercream and a #3 tip and add designs to the chocolates.

 Basketweave DesignI know that my basketweaving piping was HORRIBLE! I really need to practice that more.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!



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