Wear Your Heart Cake- How to

This is the first how-to installment of a design project I'm doing in collaboration with my friend Precious of Precious Bugarin Design.  We missed January but are up and running for a monthly calendar download and cake ideas for every month of the year.  

I wanted to do a design that was quick to lay down.  I also wanted it to have a hand drawn look -- not as crisp and precise as a stencil.  This design is not meant to look perfect - It is meant to look like a sketch.

STEP 1

I made a heart template on a piece of parchment.  This design is so simple a template is not really needed, but I'm showing you this method in case you want to use this process with a more complex design.  

STEP 2

Lay down a strip of deco paste on your silpat. It doesn't have to be any particular size -- and arrange your template (if using) under the silpat so the bottom of the heart design sticks out below the deco paste.

STEP 3

Using a wooden skewer or some such item "draw" the heart shape through the deco paste imagining it meeting the bottom half.

STEP 4 Outline the entire heart with a contrasting color deco paste.

STEP 4

Outline the entire heart with a contrasting color deco paste.

STEP 5 Fill in the bottom half of the heart with another colored deco paste.

STEP 5

Fill in the bottom half of the heart with another colored deco paste.

STEP 6  Smooth it out and your design is ready to be baked into your jaconde.

STEP 6 

Smooth it out and your design is ready to be baked into your jaconde.