Creating a beautiful Christmas cake is easier than ever with our smart buys and expert decorating tips. Whether you favour a classic blanket of white fondant icing, or are looking for a new look to wow your guests this Christmas, read on for a wealth of Christmas cake decorating ideas - plus simple techniques you'll master in minutes.
Everyone wants to create a Christmas cake that wows guests when it’s served on Christmas day, but it’s often not the baking itself that can be intimidating – it’s usually the decorating that might put us off and send us running to the supermarkets for a shop-bought one. This needn’t be the case, as we show you just how easy it is to decorate your Christmas cake so it not only tastes delicious, but looks stunning when set at the dinner table too.
If you want a smooth finish like this beautiful Christmas cake pictured, start by brushing your cake with warmed, sieved jam and then roll over a layer of marzipan, rolled to the thickness of a pound coin. Smooth round the sides with your hands and then add a layer of fondant or royal icing.
To give fondant icing the professional look - and make your cake beautiful even unadorned - use an icing smoother.
These simple plastic tools are cheap and simple, but will make such a difference to your finished cake.
This is just one of many techniques to give your Christmas cake a beautiful, impressive finish, so once you’ve decided how you want to decorate your cake, all you have left is to find your perfect Christmas cake recipe! It doesn’t matter if you’re working backwards, either way you’ll be left with an irresistible Christmas cake!
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