Looking to surprise your Valentine with a special treat this year? I've got the perfect Valentine's Day cake. This Ruffle Heart cake is fairly easy and oh so sweet!
Here's what you'll need:
1 iced cake, any size ( you can make one or buy a basic cake from the bakery, any flavor)
1 cup buttercream frosting, tinted hot pink
1 pastry bag fitted with Wilton's rose tip #104
waxed paper, about a 5 inch wide piece
For the fondant heart banner:
8-10 inches bakers twine
1 small heart cutter (1/2 inch)
1 medium heart cutter (1 inch)
small bit of hot pink fondant
small bit of red fondant
two bamboo skewers
Roll out the pink and red fondant to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 4 small hearts from the red and two medium hearts from the pink fondant. Lay one of the pink hearts with a red heart on each side, leave about two inches of space between each of the heart. Place the twine across the middle of each of the hearts. very lightly press the twine onto the heart. Place the remaining matching hearts on top of their mate. Press together the hearts, trapping the twine in between. If your hearts don't want to stick together, use a tiny drop of water on one of the hearts to help glue on the matching heart on top. Let the fondant dry for at least 24 hours. Tie the ends of the twine very tightly onto bamboo skewers to make the banner.
|To add a little extra sparkle,I added a bit of food safe disco dust to my center heart.|
Place the skewers on the banner on the top of the cake.
|Happy Valentine's Day!!|