Valentine Heart Pillow Cake
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I have been a little adventurous this valentines day. I was asked to make a heart cake and thought – well let’s try one of those standing heart cakes you see on line.
Oh I was quite stressed before I started the cake, but strangely once I had all the how and the ifs and buts sorted out – seemed quite ok.
Most importantly – it was gravity defying!! which means I needed a structure. Remember that post on Cake Frame – Well if you were wondering why I was so raving about it – this is it!
I can now do some of those cakes on my wishlist without going to the hardware store. Yeey!!
I requested the customer to send me a picture of the cut cake – these are the two she sent me.
Yes!! Its’ cake lol!!
Now I know many of you are wondering how did I do that? Well, I could not give you a detailed step by step or photo guide. Not this time but If I do this cake again. I will try my best to take more pictures.
For those of you that want to know how to use the Cake Frame for this. I have kinda made a guide. I hope this helps understand.
This is the Cake Frame Structure I used. Now the reason I angled it to one side was because I was suppose to add an arrow with the number 50 – as it was a 50th Anniversary Wedding cake but then they decided they did not want the arrow.
and this is how it fits with the cake. I have one placed on the cake frame structure so you will see how the set up is. Now each cake layer has buttercream in between and ganache frosting which I have not shown in the diagram – I presume you will figure that out.
Now here I have one that I have placed on the final cake to help understand better.
I do hope this diagram helps you in some way. Those of you who have the cake frame will find it easy to put together – those of you that need a visit to the harward store – I’m sure if you show them the basic set up picture – they can create it for you with a PVC pipe and some nuts and bolts.
Happy Valentines Day and I do hope you enjoyed this Bonus post.