When it comes to cake decoration, I am still a novice.I look for simple stuffs that can brighten the cake in less time and with less effort.I was looking for such decoration ideas for Lil Angels Birthday cake, I came upon these sugar hearts that can be made in a jiffy!
This is actually a fun project and you can involve the kids in this too. Lil Dude loved to help me with this and was so excited to see the different colors!
These hearts also get done quickly..I baked a layered cake my Lil Angels b'day I made a batch of these sugar hearts while each layer was baking in the oven. I kept the tray under the fan and they dried so quickly!
But I must warn you, these hearts are extremely fragile and must be handled with utmost care. It is very important to keep them away for sometime until they harden and are ready to be used.
They can be made ahead and stored in an air tight container. All in all these are perfect for decoration!
Small heart shaped cookie cutter
Take a few teaspoons of sugar in a bowl and add a drop of food color. Mix and add a drop or two of water. We just need to moisten the mixture. So don't be tempted to add more.When you clump the mixture with your fingers, it must hold the shape. Line a tray with baking sheet and place the cookie cutter on it.Place a small quantity of the sugar into it.
Using your finger spread the sugar within the cookie cutter evenly.Gently remove the cookie cutter.Sometimes, the sugar heart will stick to the cookie cutter.Hold the cookie cutter near the sheet and push it gently onto the paper.Repeat for the remaining sugar.
The same can be repeated with different colors. Once a sheet is filled up leave it to dry. Do not be tempted to move the sugar hearts before they dry up completely. I left it under the fan and it dried in less than an hour. Once fully dry, carefully remove from the sheet and store in an air tight container.
- Just add a drop or two of water and not more.
- The drying time depends on the thickness of the sugar hearts.
- Different shapes of cookie cutters can be used.
Use these sugar hearts to decorate cakes....
Happy Valentines Day...
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