Does anyone know where you can purchase those mini black heart-shaped confetti pieces? I want to use them to make little bow-ties for groom cake pops. Thanks for any and all help. Also, do you know if it's possible to JUST get those shapes without having to buy a whole ton of different ones together? I know that you can get poker shaped ones, but I don't need all the other pieces....just the hearts.
I've checked my suppliers and did not find it. That doesn't mean it's not out there! Wilton makes a chocolate heart sprinkle but it is more brown looking and it comes with other colors. What about piping the bow-tie? I've piped them with dark chocolate on my strawberries before. Or, what about using a plunger cutter and make your own? Bakerella pulled the hearts out of the poker shaped ones for her pops. Maybe she couldn't find them either?
I found black heart-shaped "puffy" dragees and dark chocolate heart sprinkles, but they're both in the U.K.
The last time I checked with the U.S. manufacturer, a custom order would require purchasing the entire batch of 3,000 lbs.
I think your best bet is to pipe bow-ties directly on the cake pops in the shape and size that you really want, unless you have a cutter that would work to make your own with fondant or gumpaste.
Thanks for your replies. (3,000 lbs???? I'd sooner shoot myself than make cake pops that would require that many!!! LOL)
LOL! Now that is extreme cake pop making!
You can also use a paper punch on thin gumpaste or fondant that has been allowed to firm up, or wafer paper or frosting sheets.
You an also use a paper punch on gelatin sheets. You would make the gelatin sheet in black and let it dry until it comes off the texture sheet or mat you use. Then you punch it out.
Here is a cake done completely in gelatin sequins
It's one of my favorite cakes in the entire world. I was lucky enough to see it in person at a cake show. Since the purple came through so rich, I think you would be find making black.
The following are all hearts, in a couple of different sizes. None are black, but you might be able to color them with a food-safe coloring pen.
Then there are bones, which might pass for white tie?
Yep, what Diane said. Also you can punch from edible image sheets and Wilton has just started carrying some already colored ones.
Thank you all so much for your great advice! I hadn't thought about the punch idea. Never worked with the frosting sheets before....sounds like it might be the way to go. Do you have to freeze them first, before punching out the shapes?
No, you don't have to freeze the frosting sheet first. I've never tried that, but I'd worry that the sheet might shatter. However, you will want to remove the backing and let the sheet set up for just a few minutes. Keep the rest of the sheet in a sealed plastic bag (still attached to the backing) until you figure out how long it needs to sit out before it gets too brittle.