Making a big impression on your little sweethearts is a piece of cake with this Valentine's Day dessert, which gets its color from strawberries and red Jell-O® and its shape from two standard-size cakes.
To begin, heat the oven. Meanwhile grease and flour two 8-inch baking pans, one round and one square, as directed on the cake mix box. Add the Jell-O® to the cake mix, then prepare the mix as directed on the box. Fold half of the strawberries into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake according to the package directions. Remove the cakes from the pans and allow them to cool completely on wire racks.
To make the frosting, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Add the remaining strawberries and beat until well combined.
Cut the round cake in half and place the two semicircles against two sides of the square cake, as shown.
Spread on the frosting and decorate to your heart's content with the red or pink candies.