Christmas Cake number 1 is ready…
As yesterday was spent marzipanning the cakes, making pastry for the mince pies and making a birthday cake for my Neanderthol, I didn’t get to ice the cakes because I was, quite frankly, wiped out.
AND I didn’t eat any of the stuff I made yesterday. How good am I eh? Huh?
Well, apart from a relatively small portion of the birthday cake.
Well, you HAVE to eat cake on your son’s birthday, don’t you? I’d be brandished as the world’s worst Mum if I didn’t eat the cake.
And, I can confirm that it was really, really delicious!
So, after my chiropractor has straightened me out from the standing yesterday I spent this afternoon icing the small round Christmas Cake for my grandchildren, which I shall take with me to Oxford tomorrow when I go visit them.
I am quite pleased with this one, although I think it’s easier to work with fondant icing that can be rolled out, rather than the Royal Icing that I’ll be decorating the boozy square cake with when I come back home on Friday. I still haven’t decided what that one’s going to look like yet… but it’ll probably have a silver, red or gold ribbon around it with maybe some simple white peaks.
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Posted on December 17, 2013, in Achievements, Artwork, baking, Blogging, Cookery, family, Home, Personal, photography and tagged artistry, Cake, Christmas, Christmas cake, Fondant, Friday, Grandchildren, Mince pie, Oxford, Santa. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.