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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    3 years ago

    Happy birthday to you, / Happy birthday to you, / Happy birthday, Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the
    Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the
    First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons. / Happy birthday to you! :P


    3 years ago

    This is perfectly creepy and beautifully done. Nice work!

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