Instagram Heart Cake

Earlier last month I spotted a photo on instagram of a flowery loot of enamel brooches.  I bookmarked it and kept wanting to recreate it somehow.  So when I came across a flowery mold for candies, I knew a cake was in order.  Check out the brooch collection image by @magpieethel below. Isn't it stunning?

It was difficult to match her vibrant collection using candy food colouring, but it was a fun project and I thought it would make a beautiful cake for a Cinco de Mayo party or even Mother's Day perhaps.  Also if you ever have made melted candies, you will know how easy they are to make.  I sped everything up by popping each mold in the freezer and a set could be made in just a couple of minutes.

How to:
The instructions are fairly simple.  I just made a heart shaped cake and then rolled some white fondant icing on top.  For the flowers (see below).

Flower Candy Melts
(Make the flower candies ahead of time)
silicone candy flower molds
1 package of pink Wilton Candy Melts
1 package of white Wilton Candy Melts
A set of Wilton Candy food colouring (note: regular food colouring won't work)

Melt around 10 melts in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir, and microwave in 10 second intervals until well melted.

To make different colours. We made a few variations.  To make a peach colour, we added a bit of orange food colouring (1 drop) to about 10 pink candy melts.  We made two different shades of yellow, for the pale yellow add yellow food colouring (1 drop) to 10 white melts.  For the darker, we added about 3 drops to the white melts. For the blue we added 1 drop of blue to about 5 white candy melts.  For green mix 1 drop of blue and 1 drop of yellow.  You can make them a bit darker by adding more drops of each colour.

Pour into the flower molds and let sit until cooled (approximately 5 minutes if you put them in the fridge).  Pop out and make more!  And that's it!

They would also look really pretty on regular buttercream icing on any shaped cake.

Jan Halvarson


Unknown said...

WOW! Great job!

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks Cintia!!