Here’s a fun fact about the Hubster: he loves vintage typewriters. Not like, old 80s electric typewriters, but very old, clickety-clackety ones. He’s a gifted creative writer, and he’s loved using old typewriters for as long as I’ve known him. We even have a small collection of them, my favorite being a vintage Underwood No. 5 from the early 1900s.
Knowing that, I was thrilled when I found a great stamp that was all about love, but had a nice “typed” look to it. It was perfect for these cakes!
You may remember that I got some truly gorgeous and thoughtful anniversary gifts from the Hubster, but I never shared his gifts with you. That’s because they were a little different. You see, he’s still stationed overseas, and won’t be officially transferred stateside until this summer. I decided to save up every penny I could bake and sew, and I flew him up to spend a few days together for our anniversary, then drive across country and help find our new home. It’s not as tangible and blingy as the gifts he got me, but it was so important to us to be able to spend our tenth anniversary together, and it meant so much that he was a part of finding our new home.
I did give him a real life, gift wrapped gift, too, though…inspired by pinterest, of course. You can click through to the original art on Etsy from seller Domestic Notions, which is beautiful, but I wanted something truly personal. I wrote him a love letter, cut it into hearts, and arranged them on a double matted frame. The single red heart has our initials and the date of our marriage on it.
When the Hubster saw his art, he was touched that it was done in my own handwriting, and handmade by me. When he saw his cakes, he loved the typed font look. I was so happy that I was able to give him two very “me” gifts that were also very “him.”
These sweet little cakes make such a beautiful statement, but they are so very simple to make. All you need, aside from some delicious cakes, is fondant, a stamp with lettering, and a black food writer. Oh yeah…and a mini heart cutter.
Use the mini heart cutter (this one is from Duff) to cut out several hearts.
I told you they were easy.
I truly adore how our wee anniversary cakes turned out. From top to bottom, they look just like I hoped they would. If you need an easy to do, but beautiful to look at idea for a cake, this technique makes an impact, without taking tons of time and training to do. Enjoy!