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DIY Ombre Heart Cake

The perfect Valentine's Day cake to celebrate with kids or with friends!

By Tessa Huff
Style Sweet CA


  • 1 frosted cake
  • Gel food color - pink
  • Mini heart cutter
  • Fondant - white
  • Rolling pin
  • Corn starch for dusting
  • Craft/paring knife
  • Fine paintbrush
  • 1 bamboo skewer
  • Wire cutters/serrated knife

Be sure to refer to the exclusive Satin Ice Valentine Color Mix Collection to help you mix your fondant to create the perfect shades of pink or even red. . .

To make the Ombre Hearts: 

  • Staring with a ping-pong ball sized piece of white fondant - color it to the darkest shade of pink that you'd like to use.
  • Roll out fondant to about 1/4" - 1/8" thick and cut out about 22-25 mini hearts.

  • Gather scrap fondant, and add white to make the lightest color of pink - once rolled out proceed to cut out 22-25 mini hearts.
  • Using a bit of water, gum glue or sticking straight on the cake - carefully align hearts vertically in an ombre effect.
  • Note: The key to this design is to keep it clean and straight.
  • Tip: Try lining up points and dips of the hearts to create the vertical lines.

To learn how to make the pink fondant heart shaped cake topper - go to Best Friends For Frosting - where you can also learn more creative DIY Dessert and food ideas!

And for more fondant cake tutorials by Tessa Huff - check out Style Sweet CA!


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