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A Love Wall, A Heart Cake + A Bunch of Balloons


If you remember last year, I was so excited to be a part of Mary, Jennie + Corelyn’s annual heart cake project! That my friends, is when the infamous giant gold heart piñata made it’s debut (and now it lives in my studio!). This year, they brought me back again to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the shoot! Yayyy!! Mary found the most incredible graffiti “Love” wall (LA is SO awesome, isn’t it!?) and we all pretty much died over it, so the backdrop was set! It was so fun to take a totally different turn on the shoot this year. It involved striped balloons, a black heart cake, and some shiny garlands… so you know I was happy! Ch-check it out!

Heart Cake

Love Wall

Striped Balloons

Love Wall

To make the cake topper, I punched/cut out a bunch of little hearts and hot glued them to toothpicks and bamboo skewers! (Please, please if you are using glitter like I did, make sure you SEAL IT with mod podge on top! Safety first!)

Love and Hearts

Heart Cake

Love and Heart Garlands

Love Wall

Isn’t it great!? That wallThose garlands. After all was said in done, the behind-the-scenes folks decided to take their turn in front of the camera! Here’s a few of my fave outtakes! Working with this group is always a blast!

 Love Wall

Love Wall

Garlic My Soul

Behind the Scenes Heart Cake Shoot

All Photos by Mary Costa Photography, Heart Cake by Garlic, My Soul, Prop + Craft Styling by Studio DIY, Modeling by Ellen + Aaron, Assistance by our Men: Jeff, Jeff + Mike

Striped Balloons from Oriental Trading (I’m not going to lie though, three of my dozen balloons came with holes in them. Beware!)
Heart Garlands c/o The Land of Nod

Be sure to check out Mary’s post and Garlic, My Soul’s posts today for more photos!

For the original tutorial for making the heart cake, click here!

And, as always, for more Valentine DIYs, head over here!


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