Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’ve been wanting to create a steampunk cake for quite some time now, and I finally got a chance to with this mini heart steampunk Valentine’s day cake. The cake is a chocoholic’s dream: devil’s food cake, filled and frosted with chocolate buttercream. The board is covered in a distressed wood finish fondant and the cake is decorated with fondant & gum paste decor.
This was a very mini-project, as you can see in the in-progress and detail shots below.
Here are a few detail shots of the gears, screws, and other metallic accessories.
This might have been my favorite part of this cake – the heart in the keyhole. The mini heart is a little less than 1/4 the size of a penny.
Detail shot of the gum paste skeleton key & feather.
Just to give you an idea of scale, here’s the base cake with my favorite Sharpie marker. Very miniature in comparison to most Sweet Element cakes!
And lastly, just because I think buttercream frosted cakes are simply pretty on their own, here’s the cake simply frosted in chocolate buttercream, before it got steampunked.