Heart Shaped Icing

What I’m about to tell you is absolutely revolutionary. I know you have those friends who only want to eat the icing on the cake. Sure, there are those that scrape the icing off, leave it on the plate, and only eat the cake, but we’re not talking about them. They’re nuts.

I’m talking about the people that make a batch of icing just to lick the beaters. I’m talking about those people that will say, “I ate a spoonful of frosting for breakfast before I left.” Those awesome people.

Now, hearts of icing may seem a little strange, daunting, too unique, whatever, but I’m telling you, it’s genius. Don’t shoot it down just because it’s almost summertime and you’re trying to get “beach ready.” Whatever that means. In theory, this could be a diet, right? You’re only eating the part you truly love? Right? Sure, we’ll go with that.

These pieces of heart shaped icing are piped and then put in the freezer to hold their shape. Once you set them out for a bit, the consistently shapes right back up. Then these cute little things are ready to eat with that spoon you were going to scoop into the bowl anyway. See, I know your “bad” habits. I’m just making them all that much cuter.

Heart Shaped Icing

Basic Buttercream Icing

1/2 C Butter

1 1/2-2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Milk

Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar. Add the extract and milk and continue beating. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

Make a batch of Basic Buttercream Icing. You’re welcome to add other flavorings or food coloring to it as well.

Line a silicone cupcake pan with wax paper. I used a heart shaped pan.

Using a piping bag, pipe icing into each cupcake mold.

Freeze for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, take the icing hearts out of the pan, peel off the wax paper, and get them on a plate. Let sit 1 hour for desired consistency.

Definitely eat with a fork or spoon.

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3 Responses to Heart Shaped Icing

  1. I think these would be great to top a cupcake with too! I think if you smeared a light coating of frosting on top of a cupcake you could just place the frozen heart on top. Do you think it would keep it’s shape once cooled?

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