SPRINKLED HEART CAKE DECORATION
Is there a better way to sprinkle some love than with a heart made out of sprinkles? We don't think so.
According to history, sprinkles have been sharing the love since the 18th Century when French bakers started calling them nonpareils, making the cakes and confections that displayed them "without parallel." Sprinkles are also known to go by other names throughout the world. In the U.K., they are called "hundreds-and-thousands," which seems factually correct if you've ever spilled a bottle of them. In some areas of the U.S., sprinkles are also labeled as "jimmies," the Netherlands and Australia call them "hagelslag" or "hail-storm," and in Australia, they are referred to as "fairy bread."
Sprinkles have also come a long way in terms of options. Today, you can find them in a rainbow of colors, shapes, and sizes. You can mix and match to have any color scheme you can dream of for any type of occasion.
When adding sprinkles to a frosted creation, it's best to add them right after the final layer of frosting is applied. Having a thoroughly cooled (or somewhat chilled) cake underneath gives the entire cake a strong foundation. The last thing you want is melted icing with sprinkles on top, or you may end up with a confetti cake.
Sprinkles are such a fun and versatile decoration to use on any cake or cupcake. Adding this sweet touch to a simple treat will make your creation even sweeter.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Scissors or a craft knife
- A white or light-colored frosted cake
- Sprinkles from Wholesale Sugar Flowers
Cut out a heart shape and trace onto a piece of cardstock. Use scissors or a craft knife to cut out the heart from the paper. Place the cardstock lightly on the cake, making sure it is centered. Fill the heart with sprinkles of your choice and remove cardstock. The sprinkles should remain on the cake as the icing acts as the glue. Enjoy!!