Forest-Themed Christmas Cake
Once you’ve baked up a storm with your Christmas cake base, you can let your creativity run amok by sculpting it’s beautiful decoration. This snow-topped forest cake idea is a cinch – and a sure-fire way to impress your lucky guests at your Christmas table!…
- To make the Christmas trees roll out your icing on a clean, dry work surface dusted with a little icing sugar, to approx 4 mm thickness. Cut out the trees with the large and medium sized cutters; you will need four of each. To decorate the trees, press the silver sugar balls into the icing.
- Using the craft punch, cut out twelve paper circles and attach to the centre of each rectangular piece of paper.
- Skewer each tree base in the middle with a cocktail stick, so that half of the stick is showing. Break cocktail sticks in half for the smaller trees, following the same method. Put the trees/sticks to one side and leave overnight, to allow the icing to harden.
- Roll the remaining icing to approx 2 mm thickness and using the small snowflake plunger cutter, make ten shapes. Paint the back of each snowflake with egg white then add directly onto the cake.
- Arrange your trees on the cake, using the cocktail sticks to secure them.
- To finish, you can add a Christmas sparkle effect by spraying a little pearl lustre then tie a ribbon around the cake and attach neatly at back using a small piece of double sided tape.