Christmas Cake…Iced and Decorated!

I baked my cake back in November (link to post). It is now time to ice and decorate it!

I cheated a little with the marzipan, I bought Dr Oetkers ready rolled marzipan! It is pre-rolled just the right size for an 8″ round cake.


However when it came to the icing I made my own Royal Icing, although I nearly caved in and bought Royal Icing Sugar! I used Mary Berrys recipe and I must say it came out lovely and white. I decided not to do anything fancy so rather than making it smooth I did it rough, like it was snow.


I couldn’t find any decorations for the top so just used some holly and berry sprinkles, I was going to attempt to pipe ‘Merry Christmas’ on the top but didn’t have a small enough nozzle!!! I also dusted on some Gold Lustre and added a red ribbon. I know it isn’t anything spectacular but I am very happy with it, especially as I didn’t have an awful lot of time to spend on it.


I just hope it tastes as good as it looks!


Christmas Cake

I made my Christmas cake today!

I used the recipe from the Disney Sweets and Cakes Collection, which I have subscribed to. I love looking at all the fantastic cakes, wishing I could make them!

I soaked my fruit in Brandy overnight, so the fruit was all juicy and plump. I also added extra glacé cherries as I love them so much!

Here is the finished cake


I am going to ‘feed’ it with brandy for a few weeks then decorate it…I haven’t decided how yet though!