You Will Need
4 ½ lbs Barker Bakes SugaPaste Ivory
8” Heart Cake buttercream coated ready for icing
10” Heart Cake as above
Trex/white vegetable fat
100g Barker Bakes Ruby Red Flowerpaste
100g Barker Bakes Amber Gold Flowerpaste
Barker Bakes Edi-Goo
Squires Metallic Lustre Classic Gold
2 metres double faced satin 16mm Barker Bakes Cherry Ribbon
2 metres Double sided sellotape
Barker Bakes Red Crystal Hearts Cake Topper or
1 Barker Bakes Dark Red Crystal Topper and 1 Barker Bakes Red Pearl Topper 8mm
Kitchen Paper or foil for support
Tools and Equipment
Wilton 7 set Heart Cutters
FMM 3 Set Heart Cutters
Non-stick rolling pin and board
Former for entwined hearts
Support for entwined hearts
Ice cakes with Barker Bakes Sugapaste and leave overnight.
Tip: Ensure icing is warm and pliable prior to rolling out and use smoothers for a perfect finish.
Cut out 18 hearts from Ruby flowerpaste using the largest FMM heart. Cut out the centres using the smallest cutter from the set. Leave to dry on cutting mat for approx. 1 hour.
Apply Edi-Goo to the underside of a heart, just a few small dabs. Attach to cake starting from the front of the cake and work outwards.
Tip: Dark colours will stain so line up the hearts carefully before applying to cake, a flexible rule is useful here. Make sure you don’t apply glue to the edges of the hearts so you can tweak them a little if you necessary.
Attach 4 hearts to each side of the top cake and 5 to the bottom cake.
Attach double sided sellotape to the boards starting from the back. Cut and use the backing removed to measure ribbon required, cut and attach.
Roll out about half the Amber Gold paste, and cut heart from largest Wilton cutter. Remove centre with 3rd largest Wilton cutter. Trim a small amount off the bottom of the heart. Cut another heart similarly. Place in former (right side down so hearts curve outwards) to dry overnight.
Cut out another heart using the 2nd largest Wilton heart cutter for the base and leave to dry.
Airbrush all hearts with gold shimmer if wished, we have shown 2 versions – left matt ( red hearts topper) and dusted with gold dust (pearls and crystal bicones topper).
Position cut out hearts entwined together so they curve backwoods on heart base. Attach with royal icing. Place a pepperpot or similar height object behind and insert a folded piece of kitchen paper or foil to hold in position over-night.
Make a hole in the centre of the cake, the flexible ruler will help prior to inserting topper and bend stems as you like, working from the bead tip for a smooth curve.