Ann Reardon

Broken Heart Cake inspired by Taylor Swift

broken heart cake ann reardon
Valentines Day, for some its a celebration of true love for others like Liz Lemon in 30 Rock, it’s a reminder that she is still single. Here’s a broken heart cake modelled on the one in the Taylor Swift song ‘Blank Space’.

In the video, Taylor gets involved with a guy only to be broken-hearted. If there is a moral to the song then let it be to guard your heart and choose wisely who you entrust it to. If you’re only young then don’t feel pressured into dating. Be happily single. It’s good to wait until you’re older.


The winners are: 1st Ari el 2nd Gummibearrr 3rd Tay M 4th captaintracey 5th zigah Osman 6th +PigsEat Bacon 7th +boomsh33ka 8th maddiemagicx 14 9th amal ahmed 10th +Rhyann Freytag 11th Naomi Sommer 12th Jessica Bong
If you are still trying you’ll need to find 13 songs and 1989 is not counted as a song title. Have fun :D

For the broken heart cake you will need:

Two 8inch (20.32 centimetres) round sponge cakes – you will find the recipe and video here
A double quantity of American butter cream – recipe and video for buttercream
1/2 cup or 125millilitres (4.23 fluid ounces (125.1 millilitres)) strawberry or raspberry sauce
375g (13.23 ounces) white chocolate melts – For this video I am using compound chocolate, containing vegetable fat. If you use chocolate containing cocoa butter you will need to temper it or it won’t set firm at room temperature.
Piping bag and a round and star shaped tip. (Click here for tips on decorating without a piping bag)
Round cake board
heart cake taylor swift
Here are some videos to make you laugh this Valentines day:
Thomas Sanders regularly creates vines starting with the words ‘story time’ after which he goes up to complete strangers and in a narrators tone talks about them. Watch the girls face…


If you feel like you’ve missed an opportunity with someone special…


Taylor Swift Blank Space video clip


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31 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    My daughter asked for this cake for her 17th birthday. It came out great! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  2. Rating: 5

    hi ann
    your the best cook

  3. Rating: 5

    Is there any tips you can give me before i make this cake?

    • They are all on the video and in the blog! Happy baking!

  4. How do I make sure the buttercream is white when I make it?

    • Hi Peta, it won’t be perfectly white, but make sure you use icing sugar and whip the mix well. Avoid butter that has a colouring added. If you prefer you could make a white chocolate ganache.

      • Could I use white frosting instead?

        • Yes you can.

  5. Dear Ann, Do you have to find the song tittles you said in the video? If that’s so I found blank space and style.

  6. Rating: 5

    This was my very first cake , for a friend’s birthday. It was inspired by this tutorial. The piping isn’t great, but I didn’t have any tools and I live in a location where it is very hard to get them. However, I was able to make the bleeding effect work well, and everyone was very impressed.

    I found it was helpful to not make the bottom layer of chocolate but instead flood fill the bottom with melted candy melts. It made it more level and less brittle. It was a bit harder to break through, but not impossible.

  7. Rating: 5

    I love this video!! and the best thing it was posted on my birthday!!(30 January)
    can u make a monster high cake?

  8. Your cake was really cool I wish I could make a cake as good

  9. This so beautiful. Keep doing such amazing cakes! I wish you all the best thing in the world.
    With all the best and worm feelings in the world,

    P.S. and Hello from Latvia!

  10. A group of us singles girls in the 80’s made a heart shape cake from a square with raspberry jelly in the center! It is nothing new, I am quite certain for decades this cake has been made for various reasons! Once I seen one a funeral with a cross cutting into it and then a red rose across it with white tear drops that was in 1981! A very dear friend lost the love of her life and she designed that cake……….

    • That’s sad that your very dear friend lost the love of her life

  11. I made this cake last Thursday and served it last Friday. It turned out well but not quite as well as yours did 🙂 Also I skipped the cake board part.
    The cakes were a bit difficult to handle as they were quite sticky (the steam couldn’t escape). So the very top layer of the cakes kinda tore off. But in the end result that wasn’t a problem at all.
    I was a little stubborn and decided to make only 1.5 batches of buttercream. It was enough to fill and cover the cake, and to make the sauce barrier, but I couldn’t make the decorations. (Which was okay because in the end it’s all about the flavour) The top was simply the smooth side of the chocolate heart. The cake, buttercream, chocolate and strawberry sauce really combined beautifully.

    • Hi Elza, So glad you were happy with the result.

  12. How to make some buttercream?

  13. This cake is so creatively thought of! Taylor Swift, awww! A concept cake that looks great!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  14. I have a little question, what means 2 8″ sponge cakes? I’m from germany, maybe ne 8″ means 8 inches in the radius round cake? And I can’t find the recipe for the american buttercream frosting which should be linked…please help me, because I want to make that cake for my single ladies for valentinesday

  15. Oops, thought I would get it first.. Here’s hoping
    Shake it off
    Blank space
    Begin again
    If this was a movie
    The lucky one
    I know places
    Wildest dreams
    I wish you would
    Half of my heart
    The outside
    As cold as you

    • Hi Terri, you’re close but not quite. However winners are already announced see just below the video.

  16. I think there were 13 Talyor Swift songs mentioned were:
    Shake It Off
    Blank Space
    Begin Again
    If this was a movie
    The lucky one
    I know places
    Wildest dreams
    I wish you would

  17. Hi, i like to know how do u make mock cream, & what kind of cream they use on a ice cream cake… thx love your recipes.

  18. You are a legend. What an amazing cake and how imaginative!!! Love it !!

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