Cake of Christmas Present!

While I sometimes love going “all out” when it comes to decorating cakes, when it comes to Christmas cakes, I tend to go for the simplest of approaches.

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This is my spiced fruit cake, an ajusted-over-the-decades recipe, but instead of the almonds on top, this year I have gone for a layer of marzipan and vanilla fondant icing.

The recipe for the cake is here.

The Christmas parcels on top are cubes of cranberry and orange rum fudge, a batch I had made previously and had some left. These were covered in fondant icing. I also made some “candy canes” out of the remains of the marzipan.

I finished the cake with some royal icing piped along the top and the bottom, with edible silver and gold balls.

Other festive recipes

A few of my favourite other sweet Chistmas bakes are below

Author: Philip

Finalist on Britain’s Best Home Cook (BBC Television 2018). Published recipe writer with a love of growing fruit & veg, cooking, teaching and eating good food.

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