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How to make a heart-shaped cake without a special pan (VIDEO)

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The Valentine's Day cake hack you need to know

There is nothing worse than single-use kitchen gadgets (we're looking at you, heart-shaped cake pans) that use up precious storage space until that one day a year when you drag them out of the depths of your cabinets and dust them off.

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But we have good news: Come Valentine's Day, when you want to prove your love with a frilly heart cake, you don't need a heart-shaped cake pan. All you need are your regular cake pans (that may or may not also be collecting dust — it's OK, we're not here to judge).

Easy, right? Next time you're tempted by those festive holiday baking pans, keep right on walking.

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The Valentine's Day cake hack you need to know

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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/4/2016

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