Learn how to make cute and puffed fondant hearts with this easy tutorial. You do not need any cutters or tools and each heart takes less than one minute to make. Master the technique and you can make your cute fondant hearts in any size you like!
In this post on how to make puffed fondant hearts, I am going to share with you, my easy technique on creating cute puffed hearts in fondant.
The best part is, you can make these by hand and do not require any special tools or cutters. These are some of my projects that I used puffed fondant hearts on. Aren’t they pretty?
❤️Why you will love this tutorial
- It makes really cute and puffed fondant hearts.
- You can make these hearts without any tools or cutters.
- You can make the hearts in any size you like.
- They are made entire in fondant and are completely edible.
- They make perfect decorations for Valentine's day themed cakes, cupcakes, cookies and treats.
👩🍳How to make
Step 1: Determine the size of the fondant hearts
Before you start, decide on the size of the hearts you wish to make. Getting the size right is important as it will determine the final size of the puffed hearts.
Pinch an amount of fondant that matches the size of the heart you wish to make.
If you are making more than one heart and want all the hearts to be in the same size, it would be a good idea to pinch all the fondant pieces now. That way, you can get them all to be in the same size. Keep the fondant pieces covered as you work on them, one by one.
Step 2: Portion the fondant
Next, roll each fondant piece into a tiny ball between your palms. Roll until the fondant is smooth all over and well rounded. Again, if you are making more than one heart, you can roll all the fondant pieces at this stage. Keep those that are not worked on covered.
Step 3: Shape the fondant
Once the balls are all done, take one ball and place it on your palm. With your pointy finger placed in the middle of the ball, roll the fondant ball into a sausage by exerting light pressure only in the middle of the sausage.
This is how the fondant piece should look like once the rolling is done.
Next, fold the sausage upwards as shown. See how the heart shape is there already?
Pinch the pointed end of the heart so that is it well pointed.
For final touches, press the sides and top until you achieve a balanced puffed fondant heart.
And that’s it! Your puffed fondant heart is ready. No tools or molds, just plain fondant, and your hands. Easy right?
👩🍳How to make miniature hearts
One thing to note is that, while you can make the hearts as tiny as you want, the smaller they get, the more harder it is going to be to form them.
For miniature fondant hearts, it is not quite possible to use your pointy finger to form the dent in the center of your fondant sausage roll as your finger is wider than the fondant pieces. To help with the process, use a toothpick to make the dent in the center of the fondant sausages.
Step 1: To start with, shape the fondant pieces into smooth balls and then roll the balls into tiny sausages.
Step 2: Next, use a toothpick or a skewer to gently press the center of the sausages to form a dent. In forming the dent, make sure you do not press it too hard that it becomes flat in the center. Suffice if you make a tiny dent.
Step 3: Next, fold the fondant sausage upwards to form a 'v' shape.
Step 4: Gently pinch the pointed end to make it nice and pointy and adjust the round tops of the heart until you achieve a cute puffed heart.
And that’s that. Your tiny puffed fondant heart is ready to decorate your treats.
💡Tips for making fondant hearts in large numbers
- When making these hearts in large quantities, it is quicker to make them one process or step at a time for all the hearts rather than one heart at a time.
- Start with the portioning process. Portion the fondant for as many hearts as you want to make. After the portioning is done, do the rolling process for all the pieces. After that, proceed with the folding process for each of the pieces and then continue with the rest of the processes until all the hearts are complete.
- Making and completing the hearts by process this way saves a lot of time as compared to when you make the hearts by completing one heart at a time.
- It also helps in making sure your fondant hearts are all uniform in size.
- Always keep the fondant pieces you are not working on covered to prevent them from becoming dry and crusty.
Hope you find this tutorial useful.