Michaela Fajmanova




Knitted Heart Tutorial

This is an easy step by step tutorial of making the knitted heart from my favorite wedding cake.

1/ tools needed:
cream and brown coloured sugar paste
CMC powder (carboxymethylcellulose)
edible glue
silicone mould putty (which is safe to use with food)
plastic knife
big heart-shaped cutter

2/ Take a bit of the brown sugar paste (approximately 25g) and add in a pinch of CMC. Knead well. Alternatively you can use a ready-to-use flower paste. Using the extruder, make a long strand shape and divide it into 4 equal parts.

3/ Take two of the strands and cross them over in a braided pattern (e. g. left over right). Repeat with the other pair (right over left). They should look like 2-strand braids. Try to make them even.

4/ Now put both braids next to each other and glue them together with edible glue. Cut off the ends and let it dry for 24 hours.

5/ Next day, make your own silicone mould using the hardened braid and silicone putty.

6/ Dust the inside of the mould lightly with starch, press the sugar paste in and place in the freezer for 1-2 minutes. Carefully take the finished braid out of the mould. Make a few more braids the same way.

7/When you have enough braids to fill the cutter, put them on a baking sheet, glue together with edible glue and cut out a heart.

8/ Let the heart rest for about half an hour and then glue to the fondant covered cake.

9/ Make the brown braids the same way as the cream ones. I cut them lenghtways to make the top part of the cake.

-- Michaela, https://www.facebook.com/DortyMifa

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Cakeicer (Shirley)

Very clever, thank you for sharing. It looks much easier than I expected.


thanks for sharing!!! looks so gorgeous!! Ü

Nancy's Fancy's Cakes & Catering (Nancy Goolsby)

That is one beautiful cake! thanks for sharing so much!

CakeHeaven by Marlene

Grea tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Julia Hardy

Wonderful!! Thank you so much!

Karen's Kakery

Michaela this is perfect timing xx I’ve got a cake to do soon with a knitting basket in it so you couldn’t have shared this at a better time xx Thank you so much!!

Elli Warren

Beautiful!!! So so pretty!! Thank you!! :-) x

Sugargourmande Lou

Gorgeous cake and fab tutorial … Thank you for sharing xx

Michaela Fajmanova

You are welcome ladies! And thank you for such nice comments! x

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Fantastic, thanks for sharing Michaela xx


Fab! Thanks for sharing your tutorial :)

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

Thank you! Such an awesome tutorial!!

Danijela Lilchickcupcakes

thank you so much

Cake Creations by ME - Mayra Estrada

Love this, thank you so much for sharing.

Bethann Dubey

Super awesome thank you so much for sharing :)