XOXO Valentine’s Kiss – Cake Decorating Tutorial

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With Valentine’s Day just a month away I thought it would be really fun this week to create a cake that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. So if you’re looking for ideas, this weeks I’m showing you how I created this xoxo buttercream cake with a pretty kiss cake topper, sprinkles around the bottom and a fun pink drip on the top. You can watch the step by step tutorial below!

XOXO valentines kiss cake tutorial

Click below to watch step by step how to make this cake ⇩

XOXO Sweet Stamp Embosser

You may have seen a few weeks ago on the blog I showed you the new Valentine’s theme range from SweetStamp. Part of this range are their new embosser stamps. Just like the letter sets you know I love, instead of making your own stamp the embossers come with words and messages already laid out for you to push straight into your cakes. This week I thought the XOXO embosser would be perfect to go with the Kiss cake topper I was making.

XOXO valentines sweetstamp embosser kiss cake

These embossers make it so easy to add fun messages onto your cakes and cupcakes. For this cake I was actually pushing the stamp into buttercream. I was using my American buttercream recipe and I would advise you chill your cake for a little longer than normal, just to make the buttercream really firm. I chilled mine for around an hour. You then want to dust the surface of your cake in a little corn flour before you lightly push your stamp into your cake. This stops any of that buttercream from pulling away when you remove the stamp.

XOXO valentines sweetstamp embosser on buttercream cake

In the tutorial as well as the Sweet Stamp embosser I also used their gel colour, their Baby Doll Halo sprinkles around the bottom of the cake and their pink choc colour to make my drip pink.

Sweet Stamp have kindly given me a 10% off voucher code for you to use. This can be used on any purchases made on their website. To receive the 10% off all you need to do is visit their website sweetstamp.online and enter the code CAKESBYLYNZ at the checkout!

The Kiss Cake Topper

When planning this cake I knew I wanted to add a kiss on the top. If you’ve ever seen someone wearing lipstick who leaves a mark on your cheek or on a tissue you get the outline of the kiss with little lines missing.

XOXO valentines kiss cake topper tutorial - kiss emoji

For this topper I created a template of some lips which you can download here: DOWNLOAD LIPS TEMPLATE

The lips measured 5.5 inches across and I printed them out on some card and cut them out. I could then use this as a template to cut out my gumpaste / floral paste. Now if you want to recreate this topper I would suggest using a gumpaste or floral paste which sets completely solid. Because of the shape of the topper if it remains soft the top lip could collapse down.

I used the Squires Floral Paste and let it set over night. This worked perfectly and the topper set solid and completely held it’s shape. One thing I would say if you want to put your cake in the fridge attach your cake topper once you have removed it. Gumpaste / floral paste gets very sticky in the fridge and looses its stiffness.

XOXO valentines kiss cake topper tutorial - kiss emoji

I really loved how this topper turned out. I finished it off with some confectioners glaze to give it a little shine before adding it into the cake.

In the tutorial you will also see how I added the sprinkles and drip onto the cake. I really hope you enjoy the video and I hope you’ll be able to use some of these techniques on your own cakes. If you haven’t already you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more Free cake decorating video tutorials.

Tools I used

https://bit.ly/3rh9Xfchttps://bit.ly/3rlsSW4I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz

SweetStamp XOXO Emboser: https://bit.ly/3rlsSW4 (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
SweetStamp Brushes: https://bit.ly/3pa6FsR (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
SweetStamp Gel Colours: https://bit.ly/3nmJoUE (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
SweetStamp Choc Colour: https://bit.ly/3Gve7qf (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
Halo Baby Doll Sprinkles: https://bit.ly/3rh9Xfc (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
SweetStamp Edible Glue: https://bit.ly/3Gu6D6O (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
Sweet Sticks Hot Pink Lustre Dust: https://bit.ly/3qqc157 (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
Sweet Sticks Circus Red Lustre Dust: https://bit.ly/3GslXkn (Use code CakesbyLynz for 10% off)
Modelling tools: https://amzn.to/2WWfnOR
Dipping Solution: https://amzn.to/3hEMyRH
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste): https://amzn.to/32Cpqdz
Turntable: UK –  https://amzn.to/35u3QJB USA – amzn.to/3wRFaYN
PME Cake Smoother 10inch: https://amzn.to/35pYiRm
Confectioners Glaze: https://amzn.to/3A5nbQ7

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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