What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a Valentino inspired red velvet cake! I adore Valentino’s off the shoulder LRD from his Spring 2012 Resort Collection. Although I’d love to wear it for Valentine’s Day, the best I could do was bake my own LRD, my little red dessert.
I used the red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting recipes from The Joy of Cooking. It turned out to be a delicious decision – very moist and not too sweet. After crumb coating the cake and letting it crust up a bit, I covered it in red buttercream fondant. The bows were a fun little project. I used a couple online tutorials to make (and re-make) the fondant bows. I let them firm up overnight on the bottom edge of my round baking pans so they formed the curve and could rest on the edge of the finished cake.
I just love Valentino’s romantic red bows…
Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll see you all on Monday… xoxo