Valentine cake bites

Valentine cake bites with poured fondant icing

If you still dont know what to make for Valentines Day, then how about making some sweet and delicious cake bite treats? I have made these pretty Valentine cake bites today.

I had some chocolate cake from the Pingu Christening cake in my freezer. Together with some chocolate ganache I rolled the crumbled cake into bite size treats. Remember when you make the cake bites, not to make them too big.

I could have used a chocolate coating on the cake bites but I just love the look of poured fondant icing on cakes. Poured fondant icing is time consuming to work with. So make sure that you dont rush while making them.

Valentine cake bites with poured fondant icing

When I cover cake bites with poured fondant icing I prefer to use the same method as when I cover Petit Fours. Remember to give the fondant icing more color when you use a dark cake and less color (if you like) for “white” cake. I used a pink pale color and it barely shows on the photos. Next time I will remember to give it more color.

I piped a royal icing “swirl” and placed a pink gum paste heart on top. I used lustre dust on the hearts aswell for extra shimmer.

Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. oatc says

    Beautiful! If I don’t have time to do the time consuming fondant, can you please suggest how else I can cover it and still keep the royal icing “swirl” to make it look beautiful? thanks

  2. sharonc says

    I am having trouble getting the right proportion of cake to ganache/frosting correct. Either they are too dry and won’t hold together or to wet. Is there a precise formula to make the cake balls?

    • Anonymous says

      Maybe there are, but to be honest I just take the amount of cake that I need and then add the ganache/frosting until it has the consistency I like. Have you looked at Bakerella’s
      site? I’m sure that she have something on how much of each you would need.

  3. says

    ahhhh….my daily dose of inspiration…I just love your posts and what you create. It seriously always makes me happy and feel like I just “might” be able to make my own beautiful little confections. Many, many thanks!

  4. Julie says

    They look great! When doing these I have always used the confectioners coating or chocolate. How does the poured fondant set (I have never used it and am wondering if it hardens like the chocolate or is it soft like fondant). Kinda new to these cake bites/cake balls/cake truffles lol as they are just getting popular here with brides in Canada. I’ve never had requests for them before and now I have 4 brides booked to do them lol. Having a bit of a hard time getting the outside as smooth as I would like. Any suggestions you have would help. Thanks
    Julie

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