Hello everybody! I made a cake for you today — I was in the mood for a little piping…and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we are still sharing the love in shades of pink! ;0)
This is more of a design idea than a technique blog—but it’s just no fun to only show the final picture. So, here’s a few pictures that I took along the way ….
First, the naked cake….a 6 inch frosted in vanilla buttercream. For my piping, I’m using buttercream–both shades of pink were created with Americolor Soft Pink. I’m throwing in white because I always love white on white piping. ;0)
Here I am…..piping hearts. There is a lot of repetition, but nothing needs to be exact or perfect. That’s how I like it :0) It takes the pressure off….plus, the outcome is always fun and whimsical when there is variation in sizes, shapes & colors.
Here are some of the basic heart shapes & tips that I used—experiment with whatever you have on hand….
I had some leftover fondant hearts from another project and so I decided to do a little painting on them & add them to the cake. I sprinkled them with disco dust too. These hearts are completely optional….they don’t exactly stand out on a cake full of hearts, but I’m keeping them anyway because they’re sweet. ;0)
And many hearts later….the cake was finished!
That’s all for now, I hope that you enjoyed it! If you make a heart cake of your own, I’d love to see!