Treat boxes and individual treats have become so popular recently, and with Valentines just around the corner you may be wondering what gifts to make or what to include in your next batch of treat boxes. Well how about some pink fudge hearts! These pink fudge hearts would look great surrounded by your other sweet treats. They also make the perfect gift on their own, or how about adding them to your cakes as cake toppers. In this weeks video tutorial I go through the recipe, the process of how to make them and some different ways you could decorate them…
Just click below to watch the tutorial ⇩ or scroll to the bottom of this post for the full recipe and step by step instructions.
In the tutorial I am using the heart popsicle mould by Sweetstamp. This mould has the perfect sized heart, measuring 9 x 8.5 cm. Making them the perfect size to add my vanilla fudge into. You can then add a lolly stick or pop in a wooden skewer if you want to add them into the top of your cakes.
In the tutorial I also use the vanilla SweetStamp letter set to add the ‘Love is Sweet’ message to the front.
Sweet Stamp have kindly given me a 10% off voucher code, to give to all of you, if you purchase from their website. That includes the moulds, the letter sets, and the brushes and anything else you like on their website!
To receive the 10% off all you need to do is visit their website sweetstamp.online and enter the code ‘CAKESBYLYNZ’ at the checkout!
To finish off the fudge hearts I also used the pretty ‘Head over heels’ and ‘red choco balls’ by Happy Sprinkles. These are perfect if your making fudge for valentines day as they include pink and red hearts, metallic balls, pretty pink shimmery balls and lots of hundred and thousands.
If you want to get your hands on some Happy Sprinkles they have also 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.com or The Cake Decorating Company and enter the code HAPPYLYNZ10 at the checkout! (This code can not be combined with any other discounts)
I absolutely love making fudge and this recipe really does just melt in the mouth. It is smooth and soft and incredibly yummy. If you have never made fudge before it is alot easier than you might think and you can make it in any colour you like, just switch the pink for a different colour. You just need to heat up the ingredients to a soft ball stage. Make sure you always keep the heat quite low as you don’t want to burn the sugar. Also be super careful as the mixture is extremely hot. Once its reach 113 – 115 degrees celcius, reduce the heat and leave it to cool. Then just beat the mixture until it thickens up. Once it’s left to set it is the perfect fudge consistency.
My tip would be once the fudge has reached temperature don’t be tempted to stir it as this will alter the sugar crystals in the mixture and give you a really crumbly fudge (unless that’s what you prefer).
I really hope you enjoy making the recipe, whether your making it for yourself or as a gift!
Tools I used
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Sweetstamp – Popsicle mould: https://bit.ly/35FPzdO
Sweetstamp – Lolly Sticks: https://bit.ly/3stQxmT
Sweetstamp – Vanilla Letter Set: https://bit.ly/3smGSyJ
Sweetstamp – Brush Set: https://bit.ly/359bZmc
Sweetstamp – Pickup Pad Round: https://bit.ly/353NDtK
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Happy Sprinkles Head over heels mix: https://bit.ly/3nNx792
Happy Sprinkles Red choco balls: https://bit.ly/3ingC2E
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Pink Vanilla Fudge Heart Popsicles
Add them to your treat boxes and make the perfect gift for Valentines!
- 240g Condensed Milk
- 270g Caster Sugar
- 90ml Milk
- 75g Butter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla flavouring
- Pink Food gel for colouring (optional)
This will make enough fudge to make 3 fudge hearts using the SweetStamp popsicle mould. If you would prefer to use a baking tray double the recipe and use an 8 inch (20cm) square baking tray.
- Add the condensed milk, caster sugar, milk and butter into your saucepan and attach a sugar thermometer. On a low heat gently stir the mixture until the sugar had dissolved and the butter has melted.
- Taking your coloured food gel add a small ball into your mixture, building up the colour and mixing until the colour is dispersed throughout your mixture.
- Increase the heat a small amount still keeping it quite low and continue to gently stir the mixture until boiling. Once boiling let the mixture simmer whilst still continuing to gently stir, until it reaches 113-115 degrees Celsius which is the soft ball stage. This usually takes around 10-15 minutes.
- Once at temperature turn off the heat and stir in your vanilla flavouring.
- Leave the mixture to cool (do not stir at this stage) until it gets down to 110 degrees Celsius.
- Pour your mixture into your stand mixer with the paddle attachment (you can also do this process by hand if you down have a stand mixer) and beat the mixture until it looses its glossy finish and thickens up.
- When the mixture comes away from the side of the bowl ( a little like dough) your fudge is ready to place into your moulds.
- Once pushed into your moulds it will still be a little warm to the touch, so leave to fully cool before placing it into the fridge for around 3 hours, or until firm.
- You can then remove from your mould and decorate as you like.
Plus why not save this tutorial for later and pin it to Pinterest