Saturday, December 15, 2007

Icing the Cake: Part 2

Knead 1kg of ready-to-roll-icing into a ball then roll out on an icing sugared surface to make a circle large enough to cover the cake. Brush the marizpan with a little water then drape over the icing and smooth into position. Trim off the excess icing. Mix together some icing sugar and a little water to make a paste and use to stick the festive shapes you made earlier around the outside and on top of the cake. Leave to set for a few days.

8 comments:

BLTP said...

marvelous, very pretty, you don't think it needs a plastic santa though?! :)

Silvana said...

Yes, a jolly santa standing in an icing sugar snow-drift is exactly what this needs. Can't find one anywhere!

Simon S said...

This looks great, now we understand why you made the stars in Part 1 before the rest of the icing! We might have a go at doing this, if we can make the stars short enough to fit in the tin ...

Kelly said...

Looks so pretty Silvana...reminds me I must get on with mine. No stars, but might have a go atmelting a Glacier mint to create an ice pond for my skating penguins!!!

Silvana said...

Try it Simon - couldn't be easier!

Kelly, I do like the sound of skating penguins! I hope you're going to post a picture!

James Franco said...

Make sure you bring some home at christmas, that looks lovely.

Silvana said...

Hi James, yes, I'll bring you a big wedge. Anthony popped over about 10 minutes after I'd finished icing it so we've cut it already and it is a good one. I love Christmas cake! x

Tony said...

Most of it's been eaten now. Really, really nice