My mother works in a unit at the local hospital. There are 3 birthdays this week (including hers) for people that work in the unit. My mom wants to surprise them with an anatomically-correct heart shaped cake. cardio
That being said, does anyone have any tips/ideas on how to make one? I'm not the best at carving shapes..
Thank you in advance
Not sure how you would do that but at least this will bump you back to the top. I would make one heart the anatomically out of candy clay, fondant or gum paste and make the heart shaped cake for them to eat.
Get yourself the best, most detailed, large pic you can to follow to set in front of you while working. I like the idea of making it from fondant &/OR gp.
First, I would not use heart shaped pans! The human heart is more like an oval. There are plenty of pics online you can look at.
The color is kind of a dusky red (NOT fire-engine red!). Fondant ropes of bright red and blue (arteries and veins) branching off from the top to the bottom running side by side would be killer!
I agree with Bluedevil. I work in the medical field and definitely more oval shaped. Simply trim the bottom to make a more pointed rounded bottom. Here is another detailed pic, but I woudn't make it too realistic, yuck! http://www-e6.ijs.si/~roman/projects/heart_html/IMAGES/HEART.HTM
And I agree with Malakin.
The veins and arteries will look great as fondant ropes or buttercream.
even thought eh heart has a lot of fat (the yellow at the top and around the vessels), you might want to skip that part...just gross!