Decorating the Christmas Cake.

Decorating Christmas Cake

After making the Christmas Cake in November, the final steps are to decorate, marzipan, royal ice, then the actual decorations. Homemade christmas cakes are definitely time consuming but in my eyes, totally worth it. (Even though I don’t like the taste!) I do love covering the kitchen in icing sugar whenever I have to marzipan. It’s like snow, but tasty.

Decorating Christmas Cake

Decorating Christmas Cake

Heat up some apricot jam and spread over the cake, edible glue if you like.

Decorating Christmas Cake

Decorating Christmas Cake

Cover the cake with marzipan and leave to dry for 24 hours.

Decorating Christmas Cake

Cheat’s tip, Dr. Oetker’s Regal-Ice Ready Rolled Icing makes covering the cake a lot easier. All you have to do is warm your hands, roll the icing out, lightly wet the marzipan and cover.

Decorating Christmas Cake

Decorating Christmas Cake

It may be a little bit lumpy/bumpy but icing is not my forte.

Decorating Christmas Cake

Decorating Christmas Cake

Decorating Christmas Cake

I also made a non-alcoholic Christmas cake for my grandma using a loaf tin, so decorated her cake like a present.

Decorating Christmas Cake

Christmas Trees on the other cake, with carefully placed silver balls.

My aim for next year is to take some icing lessons, for both piping and ready made icings. Does anyone know of any in Glasgow?

Decorating Christmas Cake

Decorating Christmas Cake