Christmas 2004

Trawling the archives to find some earlier cakes of mine! This was a fabulous Jane Asher recipe rich fruit cake (very boozy!), covered in marzipan, then Royal Icing, sprinkled with Disco Glitter and finished with a hand-painted fondant plaque angel.

Comments

tinascakes Says... 9 years ago

Beautiful cake. :)

golfgirl1227 Says... 9 years ago

Wow. That looks so neat! I love the "spiky" icing. How did you do that?

MikeRowesHunny Says... 9 years ago

The spiky icing is a very traditional look for a British Christmas Cake - it's just Royal Icing (a thick coating), which has been 'pulled' with the blade of a knife or small pallette knife. Put the blade flat against the icing and draw it away . The Royal Icing should be made thick enough to hold it's shape. Add a few tsp of glycerine to the icing when you mix it though, or you'll need a hammer and chisel to cut it once it's dried out lol!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 7 years ago

What a heavenly looking cake! I love the effect you gave the RI. The angel is adorable!

golfgirl1227 Says... 9 years ago

Wow. That looks so neat! I love the "spiky" icing. How did you do that?

MikeRowesHunny Says... 9 years ago

The spiky icing is a very traditional look for a British Christmas Cake - it's just Royal Icing (a thick coating), which has been 'pulled' with the blade of a knife or small pallette knife. Put the blade flat against the icing and draw it away . The Royal Icing should be made thick enough to hold it's shape. Add a few tsp of glycerine to the icing when you mix it though, or you'll need a hammer and chisel to cut it once it's dried out lol!

tinascakes Says... 9 years ago

Beautiful cake. :)

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 7 years ago

What a heavenly looking cake! I love the effect you gave the RI. The angel is adorable!


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