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A Gift From The Heart Cake

On Valentine?s Day, give your special someone a Gift from the Heart. This cake is simple to decorate using ready-to-use rolled fondant and heart cut-outs, and it?s even easier to enjoy!
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Prepare 2-layer cake to be covered with fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 2

Cover cake with fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother.

Step 3

Use largest heart Cut-Out to randomly cut fondant pieces from covered cake.

Step 4

Roll out various fondant colors and cut largest heart Cut-Out; position fondant hearts in open areas on cake.

Step 5

Cut various color hearts using medium and smallest Cut-Outs. Attach with damp brush, layering some on inlay hearts.

Step 6

To make border, roll two 1/4 in. diameter ropes and twist to form braid; attach with damp brush.

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8 x 2 in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 in. Cake Circle

10 in. Cake Circle

Making seamless fondant effects and patterns, like stripes and dots, is easy when using the fondant inlay technique. You can make hundreds of combinations using the fondant overlay technique. Try using this technique with alphabet cutters to make monograms for personalized toppers.

One of the simplest techniques for decorating with fondant is to create cut-outs. Fondant shapes can be applied to lay at on the surface of a treat or dried so that they hold their shape when used as a topper.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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A Gift From The Heart Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It has been over 10y since I've decorated a cake and I chose this one to be my first as I am getting back in to doing cakes for myself again. I was nervous since I had never worked with fondant before but this cake was easy and so much fun to do!! I made a double layer rectangle cake but it turned out nice. The hardest part (as usual, for me) was baking the cake and not having it break as I leveled it and moved it onto the cake dish to decorate. It would be nice to see more "help" info for fondant on square & rectangle cakes. Primarily the covering of the cake; the corners were a bit of a challenge. I would definitely do this cake again!! Everyone LOVED it and thought it was "professional"!!
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I actually made this for my father for father's day last year. He loved it and was very impressed by it. This cake is doable as long as you know how to work with fondant.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was fun to make and very easy. This cake sold very fast and I got an order for another one.
Date published: 2011-02-10
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