Most flavors of gelatin can be substituted for the cherry flavor for equally good results.
If heart-shaped gumdrops are unavailable, flatten large red gumdrops with a rolling pin (add sugar if they stick). Cut the flattened gumdrops with a heart-shaped canapé cutter.
If you bake this cake to bring to a party, frost the cake after you have reached your destination.
Try this simple recipe for your next family birthday party. Don’t forget to decorate the cake with colored candy sprinkles and birthday candles.