These small individual geometric cake hearts are becoming so popular on social media at the moment and I think they may have become the new cakesicle! I love how sweet they are and how there are so many different ways to decorate them. You can then either add them onto your cakes or enjoyed them as a little cake treat. They also taste delicious. I am a huge fan of cakesicles and cake pops so these with their outer candy / chocolate shell filled with cake is just so yummy.
In this weeks video tutorial I am going to show you how I made my hearts in 3 different designs. There is a simple pastel pink heart decorated using pretty sprinkles by Happy Sprinkles, a black and white polka dot design and these pretty vintage rose inspired cake hearts.
Now before I talk about the cake hearts in more detail I am in love with these sprinkles. If you love them as much as I do, in this tutorial I used the Royal Glitter sprinkle mix and the Happy ever after mix by Happy Sprinkles. Happy Sprinkles have kindly given me a 10% off discount code for me to share with you. To receive 10% off Happy Sprinkles all you need to do is visit their website www.happysprinkles.de or The Cake Decorating Company and enter the code HAPPYLYNZ10 at the checkout! (This code can not be combined with any other discounts)
For the cake hearts I used white candy melts and coloured them with the Colour Mill oil based colours which I got from The Cake Decorating Company. This was the first time I had used the Colour Mill colours and for colouring candy melts and chocolate they were amazing. The colours are really concentrated so you only needed a small amount, even for colouring the dots for the polka dot design.
You can buy candy melts pre- coloured but if you’re thinking of colouring your own chocolate or candy melts these give you so much more control and enable you to create the colours you want really easily. When colouring chocolate you will need to use an oil based or powdered colour else the colour will make the chocolate go hard and lumpy due to the water content of the colours.
I love them all, but I think out of the three if I had to choose my favourite design it would be the vintage inspired roses. I coloured some of my candy melts with the rose, raspberry and mint green Colour Mill colours and was able to use these as a paint inside my mould. In the tutorial you will also see this is the same technique I used for the polka dot design. I tested out different techniques and this method worked best as it made the design smooth and part of the outer shell. I tried painting the colour mill directly into the mould and it just didn’t dry, this also had the same effect if I tried painting onto the outside once they came out of the mould.
One little tip would be if you are using the candy melts as a paint to melt down a very small amount at a time as it will dry quite quickly, so once it become stiff just pop it into the microwave for a few seconds and it will become perfect for painting again.
Below you will find the full video tutorial showing how I made all 3 designs. I really hope you will find this tutorial useful and enjoy making your own version of these cake hearts. Let me know in the comments below which is your favourite design.
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Tools I used
I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz
Geometric Heart Mould: https://amzn.to/2FLhhvt
PME candy melts: https://amzn.to/2QcvTpF
Fun Cakes deco melts: https://amzn.to/3gjj9be
Offset spatula (small): https://amzn.to/2yD7btn
Colour Mill Rose: https://tidd.ly/2V2T8sj
Colour Mill Raspberry: https://tidd.ly/2V2T8sj
Colour Mill Mint Green: https://tidd.ly/2V2T8sj
Colour Mill Black: https://tidd.ly/2V2T8sj
Edible glue: http://amzn.to/2iYkZXm
Happy Sprinkles Royal Glitter: https://tidd.ly/2Wx1IQu
Happy Sprinkles Happily ever after: https://bit.ly/3ghRqYD
Piping bags I use: http://amzn.to/2xqeDlM
SweetStamp Brushes: https://bit.ly/2YhZH8I (plus don’t forget you can still get 10% off all Sweet Stamp products on their website sweetstamp.online by entering ‘CAKESBYLYNZ’ at the checkout)
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