Video:How to Decorate a Heart Cake for Valentine's Daywith Kara Mickelson
Go the romantic route and decorate a heart cake for Valentine's Day rather than buying one. Watch this About.com video to see tips for making the cake extra special and personalized.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Decorate a Heart Cake for Valentine's Day
Hi I'm Kara Mickelson, Owner of CreativeCulinaryGroup.com. I'm a personal chef and food stylist. Today I'm here on behalf of About.com to show you how to decorate a heart cake for Valentine's Day using some traditional techniques in 5 easy steps.
Supplies for Decorating a Heart Cake for Valentine's Day
Here's what you will need to get started:
- Heart-shaped cake or mini cakes
- Cake filling and topping such as whipped chantilly cream, buttercream or ganache
- Buttercream frosting for the cake
- Pre-colored pastel pink fondant
- Heart-shaped cutters
- Rolling pin
- Cornstarch satchel or cornstarch in nylon
- Purchased or handmade fondant or gum paste formed into roses or hearts
- Apple corer or small circle cutter
Instructions for Decorating a Heart Cake for Valentine's Day
Step 1 - Fill the cake by removing a small amount of cake and piping in whipped chantilly cream, buttercream, or ganache.
Step 2 - Crumb coat your cakes with a thin layer of icing and chill to set. Then add your 2nd coat of frosting, which will be your presentation frosting.
Step 3 - Roll and cut the colored fondant into shapes. For this design, we are going to use traditional pink and we're going to form them into roses and hearts.
More Steps for Decorating a Heart Cake for Valentine's Day
Step 4 - Dry decorative pieces at room temperature in a dry area till set. This will take about 5-12 hours.
Step 5 - Strategically place decorative items on cake, and carefully place on a decorated plate for service.
Thanks for watching and to learn more cake decorating tips, visit us online at About.com.