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Christmas Cakes

Here are some fun Christmas cakes. Most were made in the pre Christmas rush and with the maximum of haste! I have actually iced a Christmas cake almost every year for more than twenty years. You would be forgiven for thinking I should be better at it by now! And where did all the pictures go? I reckon those cakes tasted so good that they were eaten before I could even take a quick snapshot!

Robin Christmas Cake

Robin
Christmas Cake

This cake is based on one I saw on the BBC website. The link is shown below if you would like to see the original.




Robins Close Up



http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/889664/rocky-robin-cake

Mouse Christmas Cake

Mouse
Christmas Cake

This cake has a sad tale attached to it. Unfortunately we were unable to eat it after a fire broke out in the kitchen and covered it with ash. The icing was stripped off just hours after this picture was taken and we ate the cake without it. Still, the cake was very nice!




Mouse Christmas Cake
Stocking Christmas Cake

Stocking Christmas Cake

Basic shape: A basic square fruit cake. Sometimes it is useful to build up the corners of the cake with marzipan to make them squarer. This is a better base for the icing.

Decor: This cake was decorated by my daughter. Fondant icing is great for a younger person to use.

Ingredients

Fruit cake
Marzipan
Fondant icing to cover
Honey or similar to adhere icing to marzipan
Food colouring

Mistletoe Cake

Mistletoe Cake

Basic shape: A basic square fruit cake. Sometimes it is useful to build up the corners of the cake with marzipan to make them squarer. This is a better base for the icing.

Decor: The leaves were cut from thickly rolled icing and shaped by pinching at the ends. I think the brown thing may be a robin? I might leave that off if I make this cake again someday :)

Ingredients

Fruit cake
Marzipan
Fondant icing to cover
Honey or similar to adhere icing to marzipan
Food colouring

Father Christmas Cake

Father Christmas Cake

Basic shape: A basic square fruit cake. Sometimes it is useful to build up the corners of the cake with marzipan to make them squarer. This is a better base for the icing.

Decor: The shapes for the figures were made by cutting around a paper template so that they would all be a similar shape. The boots were made from Liquorice Allsorts. The detail was piped on using Royal Icing.

Ingredients

Fruit cake
Marzipan
Fondant icing to cover
Honey or similar to adhere icing to cake
Royal icing for piping
Food colouring
Liquorice Allsorts
Edible silver balls

Reindeer Cake

Reindeer Cake

Basic shape: A basic round fruit cake. Sometimes it is useful to build up the corners of the cake with marzipan to make them squarer. This is a better base for the icing.

Decor: The detail was piped on using Royal Icing. Yes the reindeer could do with some design input!
Not exactly elegant but the kids loved it.

Ingredients

Fruit cake
Marzipan
Fondant icing to cover
Honey or similar to adhere icing to cake

Reindeer Cake

Food colouring
Royal icing for piping
Edible silver balls










Tree and Snow Cake

Tree and Snow Cake

Basic shape: A basic square fruit cake. Sometimes it is useful to build up the corners of the cake with marzipan to make them squarer. This is a better base for the icing.

Decor: Simply decorated with tree cut outs and white blobs. Quick and easy!

Ingredients

Fruit cake
Marzipan
Fondant icing to cover
Honey or similar to adhere icing to marzipan
Food colouring



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