When I think of Valentine’s Day cakes, this is what pops into my mind: shades of pink and red, lots of hearts and romantic flowers.
Even though I like those ideas, I wanted to make something different and exciting this year. So, for this Valentine’s Day cake, I went with a purple and green theme (since purple is so popular these days) and I used a heart shaped cutter to make cute fantasy flowers.
These flowers may look challenging but honestly, they are VERY easy to make
This is what I used:
Purple fondant or gumpaste or 50/50 (I prefer using 50/50)
Green fondant or gumpaste or 50/50 (I prefer using 50/50)
Medium and large circle cookie cutters (from Wilton’s Circle cutter set)
Small heart shaped cookie cutter (from Wilton’s heart cutter set)
Water and paintbrush
Cornstarch or powdered sugar for dusting your work area
Gum paste glue (to stick the final flowers onto your cake)
2 small flower forming cups (I use the Wilton brand)
2 medium flower forming cups (I use the Wilton brand)
Cover your work area with cornstarch or powdered sugar and roll out your fondant or gum paste or 50/50 (whichever you decide to use). A thickness of about 1mm is decent.
Use your circle cutters to cut out a medium circle and a large circle. Place them on a sheet of wax paper.
Use the heart cutter to cut out many small heart pieces.
Brush very little water on top of your circles. Then, start sticking all those little hearts. Make sure to stick them on the edges first and then work your way inwards.
Once the circle’s outer edge is covered in hearts, work your way inwards and stick more hearts.
Your medium circle should be fully covered in hearts by this point but the large circle still needs more hearts…
Stick a few more hearts near the center of your large circle until it’s entirely covered in these “petal-like” hearts.
Rub your flower forming cups with some shortening. Then, carefully move your flowers from the wax paper and place them on the cups. The big flower goes on top of the big cup and the small flower goes on top of the small cup.
Now, use green fondant or gumpaste to make 2 small balls. Brush very little water in the center of the flowers and stick these balls.
Let these flowers dry for about 2 days (drying time may vary depending on where you live) and then stick them on to your cake using some gumpaste glue. And… you are done!
I hope you will make someone a lovely cake with these flowers on Valentine’s Day.