Heart Fireworks

Heart Fireworks

A shower of pastel fondant hearts cascading from the top of cake is the perfect celebration statement. Great for baby or wedding showers, large birthday gatherings or a special Mother's Day celebration!

Serves 32.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Fondant Hearts in Advance

Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 1/2 package of each color fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut 4 hearts in each color using medium Cut-Out. Let dry 48 hours. Attach hearts to wires with melted candy; let set. Tape wires together using florist tape. Bend end of wires to create a cascade.

Step 2

Step 2: Bake and Ice Cakes

Bake and cool 2-layer 6 and 8 in. cakes. Prepare cakes for stacked construction on cake base. Ice cakes lightly in white buttercream. Using Cake Divider, divide 6 in. cake into sixths and 8 in. cake into eighths.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate Cakes

Roll out remaining fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using Cutter/Embosser or a knife, cut 3 or 4 rectangles, each 3 x 3 1/4 in., in each color (14 total needed). Using medium Cut-Out, cut out heart shape at center of each rectangle. Attach rectangles to cakes with buttercream. Roll out remaining fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using narrow end of tip 12, cut 5-6 dots in each color for each rectangle; attach in random pattern to rectangles with damp brush. Cut one dowel rod to 6 in.; insert in cake top. Position wired hearts in dowel rod.

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