This is a cake that was most definitely Baked Earlier… In fact the cake was baked back in October… Yes it’s that time of year!!! It’s Christmas Cake Time
Like a lot of Bakers in the UK, there is only one cake recipe for me – it’s Delia’s Christmas Cake Recipe, I have been using it for 10 years now – tweaking it here and there (for example – no Cherries but more nuts!)
For my non-British readers, Delia is our answer to Martha Stewart and in 1978 she published a Christmas Cake recipe, which is now used by 1000′s across the country and even comes in a pre-weighed out bag from Waitrose. It is so easy to use that it is the only really rich fruit cake I would make and you get great results every time
Its been covered with a think covering of Marzipan (because Mr Wobble loves marzipan) and icing in two colours.
To decorate your cake in a similar way you will need
- Blue Icing (350g rolled out for the sides and 50g shaped in a cone)
- White Icing (350g rolled into a 9 inch circle with a wavy shaped edge for the top. 50g rolled into two balls, one slightly smaller and both slightly flatten.)
- desiccated Coconut – wet the top of the cake and sprinkle over the white icing. Pat down and leave to dry.
To make the tree
- Roll 50g into a 5 cm tree
- Silver balls – Push the randomly in the blue icing cone,
- Wet the bottom of the cone and push on to the top of the tree
To make the snowman
- Roll out two balls of white icing, one smaller than the other – flatten slightly
- Fix the larger bottom one to the cake with a cocktail stick leave about 1/2 cm poking out of the top
- Push three silver buttons into the bottom circle to make the buttons
- Fix the smaller circle to the body using the cocktail stick
- Push in 1 Orange Smartie to make the nose
- Using an Icing Pen draw on eyes and a big smile
The Orange and Blue on White also makes it perfect for the two tone challenge over at Allsorts Blog.
It’s a very simple and very effective way to decorate a cake!
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