Little Heart Cakes

27 Jan

My aunt Elaine gave me a cake decorating tool box for my bridal shower last year.

She is amazing in many ways.  One of her many talents are her beautiful cakes.  Below is a shot of my bridal shower cake that she made.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner which means it’s been one year since my bridal shower and I still have not opened up my cake tool box and played with all the little gadgets and cake making supplies.

With love in the air and hearts being one of my favorite images I decided to make individual mini cakes for Luis, his friend Hoki, and myself.  To be honest almost everything I make is heart shaped.  Might be an issue, but I think it’s a cute way to express my love to serve Luis food and my love for him.  Good thing Luis loves me back and doesn’t mind heart shaped pancakes or toast!

Endless supplies, I wanted to play with everything.

Luis loves cakes that have fondant on it instead of my favorite buttercream frosting.  I met in the middle and decided to try out a marshmallow fondant that promised to taste better than the regular fondant mixture.  The recipe warned that it would be a huge mess and it wasn’t lying.

Red Velvet of course!

The kit came with an adjustable cake slicer, making the cake sheet perfectly leveled.

I decided to bake the cake in a long pan and cut out the heart shape so I could use the left over pieces for a second dessert, heart shaped cake pops.

And now for the fun and messy part.

It was a difficult task and it gave me a headache.  I don’t think I would ever make it again.  Luckily, it was fun enough just to play with all the tools.

Isn’t my fondant smooth?  The kit came with a fondant smoother.

I dyed a small piece of the fondant and rolled it out and cut a ridged heart out with a cookie cutter to add to the top of the cake. I whipped cream cheese frosting to act as a glue for the fondant and cake and also to “glue” the red heart on top of the white cake.

Then painted it so it could be red and shiny.

Tah-Daaa!

Small, but not bad for my first ever decorated cake. Thinking about it now, I should have used one of my 15 piping tips to have created some sort of design around the bottom of the cake.

Next time, heart cake pops!

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4 Responses to “Little Heart Cakes”

  1. Kathleen Duffy January 27, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Bridget! Your Aunt Elaine will be very proud of you when she reads your blog. I talked to her last night and we were talking about you and Luis. Yum, yum! I bet it’s as good as it looks! Love you!

  2. Caroline January 27, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Hi Bridget,

    I am a friend of your aunt Kathleens and worked with Luis for quite sometime. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blogs. But most of all, I enjoy your expression of love to your husband! Don’t ever lose that. Tell Luis I said hello and keep up the good work. Caroline

  3. Melanie Duffy January 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Amazing!

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