A little while ago I blogged about my first ever Christmas cake. In the rush that was November & December (what was that all about?!) I forgot about my cake. Yep, this means that my Christmas cake was pretty alcohol free. Shocking isn’t it!
About three days before Christmas eve I opened the tin that the cake was in, expecting a mouldy mess. Fortunately, it was fine. I frantically bought marzipan &, please don’t yell at me, ready made and ready rolled icing. I know, I know! That’s so cheating! But we had to buy and make Christmas dinner for five people! So I cheated but it looked great and saved me a lot of tears. By the time I got around to icing it, I had an audience – My mum, sister and brother all watched me get in a pickle with the marzipan. I used marmalade instead of apricot jam, which turned out okay. Icing it was really easy. I managed to get a reasonably smooth surface.
Because Christmas kind of snuck up on me, I didn’t have any decorations. So I had to improvise. I dyed some icing (& my hands) bright green for holly. I tried making red berries but that didn’t work! So I used some silver balls & silver glitter to finish it off.
I think it looks okay. A simple festive cake. The cake itself is a little dry so I might use a different cake recipe. Any tips would be greatly received! How was your Christmas cake? What decorations did you use? x