How to Make a Noel Cake

Noel Christmas Letter Cake

We love using the Wilton letter and number tins, so Christmas is the perfect excuse for using them again – and this ‘Noel’ cake is perfect for a party! With simple decoration, it’s ideal when you have a lot of cake to make, so you still have the rest of the day to get on with your Christmas preparation!

How to Make a Noel Cake

Skill Level: Intermediates Time to Make: 1 hour per cake, plus cooking and cooling time

You Will Need

Craft Essentials

Basic sponge recipe: 1 egg + 2oz margarine, 2oz self-raising flour, 2oz caster sugar, ¼ tsp vanilla extract. Bake at 170C fan for 40–50minutes. N = 9 eggs O = 8 eggs E = 6 eggs L = 5 eggs

How to Make

1. Note: All letters are baked in reverse/back to front in the tin. Arrange the inserts in the tin as below for each letter. How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping 2. Arrange the inserts in the tin and use a pastry brush to give the tin and inserts a good covering of cake release. How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping 3. Make up your cake mix by adding all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisking until well incorporated. Add the cake batter to the pan, ensuring you don’t fill inside the inserts. Bake the cake in the oven until a skewer stuck into the centre of the cake comes out clean. How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping 4. Allow the cake to rest in the tin on a cooling rack for 15 minutes and then remove the inserts. Use a long serrated knife to cut off any ‘domed’ cake

How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping 5. Turn the cake out onto the cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Put the cake on a cake board and use the triangular insert to cut away the parts of the cake not needed to form the letter N. For the letter O, cut off the 4 corners with the triangular insert to give the letter a more rounded shape. How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping How to Make a Noel Cake #christmas #cake #noel #party #baking #letter #piping 6. To decorate each letter, use half a tub of Wilton decorator icing, decant it into a large bowl and colour with your choice of gel food colour. Use a small palette knife to cover the cake with a thin coat of the icing, this is called a crumb coat and seals the cake, ensuring no loose crumbs escape!
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