This is the infamous Strawberry Valentine Heart Cake. Why infamous? Well, because it always turns out differently. No matter who makes it, no matter how carefully you follow the recipe, it will never work out the same way twice.
The first time I tried to make it, there were chunks of butter in the icing...oops. The second time I put too much strawberry juice and the icing was runny. Apparently third time's the charm.
It helped tremendously that my grandma and mom had just made this cake and gave me their two cents on how to improve it. Believe me I listened to them and learned from my previous mistakes. Instead of having chunky strawberries I pureed them in my mini food processor, I let the butter soften overnight, and I added just a couple of tablespoons of juice instead of all the remaining liquid. Next time I might add even less juice because it did run off the cake just a little bit.
All in all, I'll give myself a pat on the back for this cake...although I have yet to taste it :)