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“You Make My Heart Beat” Fondant Heart Cupcake Topper

Not only is Valentine’s Day in February, it is also American Heart Month, a time designated to promote heart health and raise awareness about heart disease!

Whether you are celebrating the one who stole your heart, promoting good heart health or giving thanks to the health professionals in your life, this heartbeat cupcake topper is for you!

Follow this simple step-by-step fondant tutorial to take special care of your heart!

Heart Beat Valentine fondant tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Red, white and grey fondant
  • Fondant rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings
  • Water/edible glue and brush
  • Large heart cutter
  • Precision knife
  • Round decorating tips #1 and #7
  • Silver shimmer dust and brush
Heartbeat fondant tutorial step 1

Step 1:

Roll red fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out a heart with the large heart cutter. Set it aside.

Heartbeat fondant tutorial step 2

Step 2:

Roll a small piece of white fondant into a ball, then roll it out onto your work surface into a long and thin snake-like shape. When you are rolling it out, make sure the width is fairly even throughout its entirety to maintain consistency.

Step 3:

Begin to shape the long, white fondant into a heartbeat measure (from a heart monitor) by carefully zigzagging vertically and varying the heights and sizes. Make sure you do not let the fondant sit out too long before you start working with it, as you don’t want it to begin to dry and instead remain pliable.

When making the zigzags, keep in mind an invisible straight line that you are trying to maintain. Gently pinch the tops and bottoms of each arc together with your fingers.

Step 4:

Allow the heartbeat to dry for a little while on your work surface so that it maintains its shape before transferring and gluing it to the red fondant heart. When glued in the desired spot, trim the ends with the precision knife.

Heartbeat fondant tutorial step 3

Step 5:

Roll red fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out a heart with the large heart cutter. Set it aside.

Step 6:

Roll a small piece of white fondant into a ball, then roll it out onto your work surface into a long and thin snake-like shape. Again, make sure the width is fairly even throughout its entirety to maintain consistency and work quickly to avoid the fondant drying.

Step 7:

Begin to shape the long, white fondant into a heart shape by twisting the center into a small, upside down loop, then holding the ends of the fondant and pull them in opposite directions. Allow it to dry enough to maintain its shape, creating the white tubing.

Use a small piece of the white fondant to create a small horseshoe shape for the bottom of the stethoscope. Make sure they will fit comfortably on the heart-shaped fondant, keeping the stethoscope in mind, and trim the ends of the tubing, if necessary.

Step 8:

Roll a small piece of grey fondant into a ball, then roll it out onto your work surface into a snake-like shape approximately 1″ tall.

Step 9:

Bend one end of the grey fondant to the side to resemble a candy cane shape. Repeat this step and bend the fondant in the opposite direction to begin creating the stethoscope.

Step 10:

Roll additional grey fondant out with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out a circle with round decorating tip #7.

Step 11:

Utilize round decorating tip #1 to make an indentation in the center of the grey circle.

Step 12:

Brush silver shimmer dust over the grey fondant pieces of the stethoscope.

Step 13:

Roll out white fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out two circles with round decorating tip #7. Turn the white fondant circles on their sides and fit them to the curved ends of the silver stethoscope ear tubes, creating the ear tips.

Step 14:

Build the stethoscope pieces, including the ear tubes and tips, the white tubing and silver chest piece over the red fondant heart and glue it into place. Allow to dry thoroughly.

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