Valentine’s Day is almost here! This time of the year is one of my favorites for baking! I am obsessed with how this turned out. I have been seeing these number cakes all over Instagram and Pinterest and I wanted to make one for myself but with a Valentine’s Day twist! This is basically all the elements of what a perfect Valentine’s Day should look like, all shoved on top of a layered sugar cookie! I mean… what more could you want!
I made a video with the tutorial, make sure to check it out!
For the Sugar Cookie Crust:
1 cup of softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of sugar
1 cup sour cream
4 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of baking soda
4 1/2 cups of flour
Cream butter and sugar together. Add in eggs, vanilla and sour cream until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until it is all added and you have a dough consistency. If it is too sticky, add in a little more flour. Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Once chilled roll out dough on a floured surface until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Make a template with the letters of numbers you want to make your number cake. I chose an “X” and an “O” for Valentine’s Day. Place the template on top of the rolled out dough and cut the letter or number out with a sharp knife. Cut out two of each number or letter you want to have at the end. Chill cut out dough for about 30 minutes. This helps the dough to keep its shape in the oven and not spread out too much.
Bake cookie dough at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.
For the Cream Filling:
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
1 TBS of water
1 tsp of unflavored gelatin powder
2 cups of vanilla pudding
Whip heavy whipping cream until fluffy and mix in powdered sugar. Add in the unflavored gelatin powder to the tablespoon of water and let it set up for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, microwave the gelatin for 15 seconds before adding it in. Lastly, fold in the vanilla pudding into the whipping cream mixture. Place in piping bag with the tip cut off.
When the cookies are cooled, pipe dollops of the cream filling on top of the cookie. With one layer done, place another cookie layer on top and pipe the same pattern of dollops on top again. Decorate top with an assortment of yummy elements. I chose to top mine with:
Some heart cookies that I made with the leftover dough
A couple french macarons
Red chocolate hearts
Foil wrapped pink chocolate spheres
Sprinkles and some edible gold leafing!
This was so fun to make! It is definitely the epitome of Valentine’s Day! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Valentine’s Day!