Christmas Cake

After a visit to the Cake show at the NEC in November we came back full of ideas for this year’s  cake. We had been  lucky to catch a very good demonstration on how to model figures by a lady from Cake Craft and Decoration magazine which my daughter used as a starting point. I made two fruit cakes, a 6 and an 8 inch using Darina Allen’s gluten free whiskey cake which never lets me down and feed it copiously right up to decorating with various whiskeys including an interesting one flavoured with maple syrup that had travelled all the way from Canada . Then it was over to Fiona.
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We picked up lots of Renshaw marzipan and icing at a very good price so we had lots to play with and my advice would be never stint on the on the quality or quality of the icing.

IMG_4580Interestingly my daughter doesn’t like Christmas cake so most of it made its way to the WEA office and kept us all going through the first dark and rainy days of January.
IMG_4581A few extra figures made by Fiona including Ice Hockey playing snowmen and a couple of very cute penguins. Not sure it they’re based on any of the Nottingham Panthers players!

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