Insult Candy Hurts {Mean Pound Cake!}
Recipe type: Cake
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Serves: 21
Does Valentine's Day get you down? Or do you just hate people intensely? Either way, show your true feelings by making these adorable Insult Candy Hurts! You're just a few simple ingredients away from telling everyone how you REALLY feel about their commercialized holiday!
  • 3 pkgs. Sarah Lee pound cake, thawed to room temperature (likewise, you could use a prepared loaf pound cake, like in the bakery of your local grocery store -- just buy three if they're normal 9" loaf size -- this is what I did)
  • 1 can prepared frosting
  • Gel food coloring (I used yellow, pink, purple, and green, but you could use whatever you'd prefer)
  • Red Candy Writer (like those squeeze-tube writers located in the cake decorating aisle)
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. Meanwhile, unwrap the pound cakes if necessary. Slice them in about 1" thick slices.
  2. Using a medium-sized heart shaped cookie cutter (making sure your cutter isn't bigger than the pound cake slice), cut a heart shaped chunk of the pound cake out of the middle of the slice. Place the heart shaped cake onto the rimmed baking sheet and discard scraps (use them to make a pudding, cake pops, or eat -- pound cake is freaking delicious). Repeat until all the hearts have been cut out of the loaves. You can use the ends of the loaves if you'd like -- I did -- but they won't be as thick as the rest of the hearts. Up to you.
  3. Freeze the hearts for about 1 hour or until solid and firm.
  4. Once frozen, distribute the frosting evenly among a couple of bowls. Tint each bowl a different color of your choosing. Again, I used pink, green, yellow and purple. Microwave each bowl of frosting for about 10-15 seconds or until the frosting is runny and liquefied.
  5. Using a spoon, top each pound cake heart with a spoonful of melted frosting, alternating colors on different cake hearts. Allow the icing to set -- you may want to double coat them. Once the icing has set, use your candy writer to write your awesome messages onto the hearts. Stick with smaller sayings like "Die", "H8 You", "Drop Dead", "Kick Brix", "U R Ugly" etc. Serve!
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at