I guess it’s true what they say… the best things in life are simple.
These cupcakes are so simple yet something about them is so attractive!
I would have posted this tutorial sooner but my site was down for about 3 days, which SUCKED!
BUT, better late than never… Right?
Here are the steps for making homemade jumbo heart sprinkles:
Prepare marshmallow fondant and use gel colors to tint them in whatever colors you want.
Roll out your fondant.
TIP: If you are really short on time, you can obviously use ready-made fondant but I personally detest the taste.
Use the smallest heart cutter from Wilton’s heart cutter set and start cutting out little hearts.
Place them on a sheet of wax paper and let them dry at room temperature. The drying time may vary depending on where you live and how humid it is. I allowed mine dry for a week and they were hard.
TIP: If you want them to dry very quickly, you can use 50/50 instead of fondant (half gumpaste and half fondant mixed together and then rolled out)
You can even use edible markers to write little messages on your hearts once they are dry.
In the picture, you will see Wilton’s marker but I later realized that “Americolor” markers work much better. They have a finer tip which makes writing on these hearts easier.
Store these in a plastic container at room temperature. DO NOT store in the fridge.
Also, keep these away from splashes of water. So, don’t even think about keeping these near your sink or dishwasher.
These can be stored for as long as you want. I have had some for about a year now and they are still completely fine!
And like I said earlier, you can also make homemade confetti sprinkles in the same manner.
If you are interested in that, check out this post.