Quick one-hour Christmas cake decoration
- December 2019
- Hands-on time 1 hour, plus setting
Dressing up your fruit-studded Christmas cake in snow-white finery with a hidden layer of marzipan is a tradition worth sticking to. There’s no need to spend all afternoon decorating it, though.
This easy-but-beautiful Christmas cake decoration uses Delia’s classic Christmas cake as its base, but you can buy your own if you’re short on time.
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Lightly whisk and freeze leftover egg yolks for up to 3 months.
If you want to make your own Christmas cake recipe, you can find plenty of inspiration here. We stood our cake on a 20cm cake dummy to give it more height, and iced the dummy too. Buy one from Hobbycraft.
Decorate the cake up to 2 days ahead and leave somewhere cool.
Glycerine is a colourless sweetener. Adding it to icing gives it a softer texture.
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