Introduction: Cake Decorating With Fondant: Heart-Shaped Cake

How to make a realistic heart using red velvet cake and fondant

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Supplies

Red-Velvet Cake:

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp cocoa

4 tbsp red food coloring

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

2 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp white vinegar

*Red velvet cake recipe adapted from


White fondant

Yellow, orange, brown, red, blue, and black icing colors

Step 2: Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F and Spray Two 9-inch Pans With No-stick Spray

Step 3: Mix Shortening and Sugar

Step 4: Mix Cocoa and Red Coloring

Step 5: Add Eggs to Butter and Sugar

Step 6: Add Cocoa and Red Coloring

Step 7: Add Salt, Vanilla, and Buttermilk

Step 8: Mix in Flour

Step 9: Add Baking Soda and Vinegar

Step 10: Pour Into Pans and Bake for 30 Min

Step 11: Knead Orange, Yellow, and Brown Coloring Into Fondant

Keep hands lubricated with no-stick spray or coconut oil

Store in container to keep malleable

Step 12: Sculpt Fondant to Form Arteries and Veins

Step 13: Knead in Red, Blue, and Black Coloring Into the Fondant to Make the Smaller Veins

Step 14: Flatten a Large Piece of Fondant

Step 15: Cut the Cake Into the Shape of a Heart

I used two layers

Step 16: Frost and Cover the Heart With Fondant

Cut off any excess then cover the bottom of the heart as well

Step 17: Add the Arteries and Veins

Step 18: Paint With a Mix of Red, Blue, and Black Icing Color

Step 19: Et Voilà!

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