With Valentine's Day approaching, we wanted to make your planning a little bit easier by creating a roundup of our FAVORITE Valentine's Day Cakes, Tutorials, Recipes, and Ideas!
Updated January 2023
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Valentine's Day Cake Inspiration
I just LOVE this time of year not only because it's an excuse to buy more chocolate, heart candies, and sprinkles than usual, but cake design inspiration is everywhere you turn!
From cute Valentine's Day cards, to home accents, to stuffed animals, bedding, and gift baskets, I'm always scanning the shelves in stores for ideas that can be translated into cake.
When you've been cake decorating long enough, you start to see everything as a potential cake idea!
Favorite Valentine's Day Cakes
Some of our featured Valentine's Day cake designs and cake recipes were created especially for the holiday, and many could be used year-round for all shorts of occasions including anniversaries, baby showers, and more!
As you may know, ALL of our cake video tutorials are now free for everyone (no more membership section)- so if you see something that you like, click over to view the video!
Don't miss our full collection of Recipes & Tutorials that have have created over the years in our Cake Recipes and Tutorials Section! We have so many cake recipes and decorating videos to share with you!
60+ Valentine's Day Cake Tutorials and Recipes
Here are a favorite Valentine's Day cake design ideas and tutorials! We're also including some of our favorite Valentine's Day cake recipes as well.
Remember, these Valentine's Day cake decorating ideas would be perfect for anniversaries also, or to give to your special someone just because!
This "Lots of Love" Cake would be perfect for Valentine's Day and anniversaries! In this free cake tutorial, we'll show you how to create this fun design using candy coating decorations! This is a great cake design for any level of cake decorating!
This decadent Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! A layer of cheesecake is sandwiched between two homemade red velvet cake layers and frosted with cream cheese frosting in this delicious dessert! This cake would be perfect for Valentine's Day!
This unique buttercream cake design is one of my favorite techniques! The small little disks of buttercream make for such a unique design! We love the "honeycomb" look of the heart cake topper as well. Learn how to make this fun cake in our free cake video tutorial!
You Hold the Key to my Heart! This free Lock and Key cake is a new free cake video tutorial that would be perfect for Valentine's Day and anniversaries! in this cake video, we'll show you how to create simple, yet beautiful lock and key decorations from fondant!
This cake just makes me smile! What's more romantic than a doughnut couple sitting in a coffee mug? ;0) - In this free cake decorating tutorial, we'll show you how to create a mug cake as well as how to decorate it for Valentine's Day!
I can never resist a cute cake design, especially one as simple as this sweet Stick Figure Couple cake tutorial! This cake would be perfect for Valentine's Day, engagement parties, and more. In this free cake video, I'll demonstrate creating our couple from melted candy coating- one of our favorite mediums!
This sweet Valentine Flamingos cake is one of our favorites!! Perfect year round, but especially sweet at Valentine's Day thanks to the heart shape that they form together. This is a great anniversary cake also. This is a free cake video tutorial!
We LOVED making this sweet beehive-themed cake! In this free cake video, you will also learn how to make the chocolate candy coating honeycomb wrap! Keep this design in mind for your Valentine's Day parties (or the beehive can be used for "Happy Bee Day" birthday cakes or "He or She Which One will it Bee" Gender Reveal cakes!
This beautiful textured buttercream cake in this free tutorial! We'll show you how to create this uniquely beautiful buttercream technique along with whimsical heart cake toppers! These cake decorating methods can be applied to cakes for all sorts of occasions but this particular pink and white two-toned design is perfect for Valentine's Day and anniversaries!
I just love owls, and this Sweet Woodland Owls cake design is one of our favorites, with the two owls nestled into their heart-shaped tree stump! This is a buttercream frosted carved cake design with fondant accents, and would be so cute for Valentine's Day! Find it in our Recipes and Tutorials section (Free)
This beautiful buttercream Embroidery Cake with a "LOVE" message is perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the unique and vibrant look of this embroidery cake design, and it is not difficult to create. If you enjoy piping, you will love this decorating technique. This is a free video tutorial!
This sweet and simple free cake video tutorial features a teddy bear and balloon! I love the simplicity of the design, and this cake would work for baby showers, young birthdays, and anniversaries too!
This beautiful swan cake is another love-themed cake design that works for so many occasions! I love it for bridal showers and weddings, but it makes an elegant Valentine's Day and anniversary cake also! The cake consists of delicate buttercream piping as well as fondant accents here and there. Free Cake Decorating Video!
This Strawberries Champagne Cake is so flavorful! Strawberry champagne cake layers are filled with strawberries and whipped cream and frosted with a luscious champagne buttercream frosting! This is a wonderful choice for Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, anniversaries, and other special occasions!
This marbled chocolate panel cake is so dramatic and is easier than it looks to create! This is a favorite for Valentine's Day with it's marbled shades of pink, but the technique works for cakes no matter what the occasion! We hope that you enjoy this tutorial, located in our Free Cake Videos section!
This gravity defying Candy Pour Cake is another favorite free cake video tutorial! This design is so much easier than it looks, and you can easily change things up to make it suitable for all sorts of occasions and with different candies, etc. This is always a crowd-pleasing cake design!
These Valentine's Day cupcakes are from a post that we made years ago, but I still love them! Follow along in our step by step photo tutorial and learn how to make each of these festive and simple Valentine's Day cupcakes! Perfect for any skill level of cake decorating!
When I think about Valentine's Day, I think of chocolate! This Candy Bar drip cake from our Free Cake Video Tutorial section is one of our favorites! A chocolate candy-covered tier sits on top of a dramatic chocolate drip cake for a design that is as impressive as it is delicious. Keep this in mind for the chocolate-lover in your life!
Here's another Valentine's Day favorite! I just love sweet bicycle themes. This cake design could easily be adapted to other cake sizes as well, including sheet cakes! This is a free cake decorating video tutorial.
I just love owl themed cakes! Or cakes with birds in general- you may have noticed I've done a lot over the years! This "Owl Love You Forever" theme from our free cake video section was so much fun to make, and it is perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, baby showers, and more!
Learn how to make these adorable bee themed cakes and matching cupcakes for a "Bee Mine" Valentine's Day theme! I just love the sweet simplicity of these cakes and cupcakes! You can find them in our free step by step blog tutorial.
These elegant chocolate (candy coating) flowers are not difficult to make and are so uniquely beautiful! I love this for any special occasion, Valentine's Day included! Learn how to make them in our free tutorial!
This Kit Kat checkerboard cake from our Free Cake Video section is a fun twist on the traditional Kit Kat cake. However, this time, we are working with minis! This allows us to create a fun checkerboard pattern with chocolate and white chocolate mini Kit Kats!
You can even carry the checkerboard cake pattern to the inside!
I have to include our White Velvet Cake in this roundup- it is always a favorite no matter what the occasion! It is so moist and light, has a velvety soft texture, and tastes amazing with so many fillings and frostings. Try it, you won't be disappointed!
This romantic Buttercream Ribbon Rose heart-shaped cake is perfect for Valentine's Day and anniversaries! In our free cake decorating tutorial, we'll show you how to easily create beautiful buttercream ribbon roses, and how to cover an entire cake with them. This is one of our favorite cake designs!
Here is our take on the popular geode cake, only with a Valentine's Day theme! I love this heart geode cake design, and it would be perfect for birthdays, bridal showers, and anniversaries also! Click over for this free cake decorating video!
This scratch Pink Champagne Cake has a subtle but unmistakable pink champagne flavor. Both the cake batter and frosting have this special ingredient and the result is an elegant, flavorful cake that is fitting for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and more!
This sweet Love Birds cake design is perfect for Valentine's Day, and is well suited for any skill level of cake decorating! Fondant birds and hearts decorate a buttercream-frosted cake in this step by step cake blog tutorial!
This berry cheesecake cake is certain to make any occasion feel more special! A creamy, delicious layer of strawberry and blueberry-filled cheesecake is sandwiched between two moist vanilla cake layers in this impressive, delicious dessert!
I had to include this semi-naked Red Velvet Cake if you're looking for inspiration for Valentine's Day! I just love how this cake came out, and in this free video tutorial, you will see how we decorated this beautiful cake, including the dramatic chocolate sail!
This "I Love Ewe" themed cake is sure to bring smiles! Everybody loves a good Valentine's Day pun ;0) - In this step by step cake tutorial, we'll show you to create these adorable Valentine's Day fondant sheep and decorative fondant banner.
This delicious Red Velvet Cake is super moist and has just the right amount of chocolate flavor. I love red velvet cakes no matter what time of year but red velvet is especially fitting for Christmas gatherings and Valentine's Day for it's lovely red layers. Don't forget the cream cheese frosting!
These Conversation Heart Flowers make the perfect cupcakes toppers for Valentine's Day! They are so simple to create and make great cake decorations also! Learn how to make these in our free step by step blog cupcake tutorial!
This fun cake tutorial for chocolate-lovers shows how to create a cake in the shape of a giant piece of chocolate candy, complete with a foil wrapper! Learn how to make it in our free step by step cake tutorial!
How about a gorgeous bouquet of cupcakes for Valentine's Day? Learn to pipe some of our easy buttercream flowers and how to assemble the perfect cupcake bouquet in this free step by step cake tutorial! We created this design years ago and it really took off- I've seen so many lovely variations over the years. Have fun!
Learn how to create a beautiful woodland cake in buttercream, which consists of a buttercream birch stump cake design, fondant mushrooms, and a sweet heart shaped carving with initials. I love this as a Valentine's Day cake, and in fact, you often seen variations of this designs for weddings! Find out how we made it in our free step by step blog tutorial!
This simple "100 Hearts" Valentine's Day Cake Design is one of our favorites! Simply start with a smoothly frosted cake, and pipe hearts all over in different shapes, colors, and patterns! If you love buttercream piping, this is a really fun design to create! Get all of the details in our free cake tutorial!
In our next free cake decorating video tutorial, we demonstrate how to pipe braided buttercream as well as how to make a beautiful ruffled heart cake topper! This elegant cake would also be beautiful for bridal showers, anniversaries, and even weddings!
I love the height and dimension that heart shaped meringues give to our next Valentine's Day cake design! This beautiful Valentine's themed drip cake is so festive and perfect for the holiday! Find out how to make it in this free cake decorating video tutorial!
I love this sophisticated Champagne and Stawberries Cake recipe! This is flavorful cake has the perfect balance of strawberry and champagne flavor, and is certain to make any occasion feel more special. We love it for Valentine's Day!
This is our go-to scratch Red Velvet Cake recipe! It is moist and has the perfect hint of chocolate. Keep this recipe in mind for year-round special occasions, but we especially love it around Christmas and Valentine's Day for it's beautiful red cake layers!
This doctored cake mix Pink Champagne Cake is so easy to make and tastes so good! You will love the pink champagne flavor. Keep this recipe in mind for your special occasions, including Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and more!
This moist and delicious homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake recipe is sure to please! Moist homemade strawberry cake layers are filled with a thin layer of ganache, fresh strawberries, and strawberry buttercream.
The freshly frosted cake is then glazed with a decadent ganache drip and topped with chocolate covered strawberries!