Today I’m going to share a CUTE raised heart cake decorating technique that you can take & twist to fit many different themes.
The idea is to create a raised pattern on top of your cakes or cupcakes with fondant. Today, we’re going with a sweet and simple and raised heart design that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
First, I’m going to make a fondant pearl border. I love silicone molds and the bead maker is no exception. If I could get away with it, I would put a fondant pearl border around every cake!
I’m using the 8mm size– you can find them at lots of online stores, including this one…CK Pearl Bead 8mm Mold.
I wrapped my fondant pearl border around my fondant cake, securing with a bit of piping gel.
Now…for the heart! Start by creating a nice, even snake of fondant about 12″ long. I rolled out my fondant with a smoother, to help make it nice and even. (You could also use an extruder or just roll it out by hand.)
Arrange your snake into a heart shape and attach to the top of your cake with a little bit of water or light corn syrup. Mine is a 6″ fondant covered cake.
Here, I’m using a bowl that is slightly smaller than the size of the cake as a template to cut out my fondant for the top.
Now, lay the fondant circle over the heart and use your hands smooth and define the lines around it.
Using a piping tip 3, I piped on royal icing dots with medium consistency icing and wrote “Love”. A crusting buttercream would be fine to use for the tiny hearts also.
Come back again soon!