Passion for Chocolate
10 x 2 in. Heart Pan
Hearts Candy Mold
3-D Heart Lollipop Mold
Disposable Decorating Bags
2 yards gold metallic curling ribbon
Light Cocoa Candy Melts®* (2 pks.)
Heavy whipping cream
Long macaroni pasta (uncooked)
*Brand confectionery coating.
In advance, make the following candies: 20 “Love” hearts and 2 “Face” hearts from 3-D Lollipop Mold, and 15 hearts from Hearts Candy Mold. Refrigerate until firm; unmold. Cut 9 pieces of uncooked pasta from 2 in. to 6 in. long. Dip pieces into melted candy and set in craft block to dry. Attach pasta sticks to backs of the two “Face” hearts, and Hearts Candy Mold hearts with melted candy. Tie curling ribbon on sticks and set aside.
Bake and cool two 1 1/2 in. high cakes to form one 3 in. high cake. Ice cake smooth with chocolate buttercream; let set. Position cake on cooling rack and cover with ganache. Let set. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border in chocolate buttercream. Position “Love” candies around bottom border. Insert lollipops on cake top. Write tip 2 message with buttercream and position additional hearts on cake top.