Remember my previous post on the making of the Christmas fruit cake?
Step two - icing and decorating, is now completed!
It brought back childhood memories of playing with plasticine, but of course, I used the edible icing to decorate the cake.
The Christmas cake was first covered with a layer of marzipan then another layer of royal icing. This of course was not an easy task as I thought, as I almost broke the rolled-out icing in several places while trying to put it over the cake. But it was quickly saved with a little dab of warm water, clever trick taught by my work colleague.
Then I rolled the green coloured icing into cone shapes, Christmas trees look-alike. However, due to difficulties in finding BROWN coloured icing, or even BROWN food colouring, I had to improvise and used white icing covered with chocolate flakes to try and imitate the BROWN tree trunk. Clever eh?
Then it gets even more fun when I rolled white icing into two different sizes of balls to make the snowman, before using colourful chocolate buttons to decorate it. Guess what? I could not find any suitable stick-look-alike for the hands and nose, hence I used broken pieces of spaghetti! Isn't my little snowman cute? haha!
After piping many dots of white icing on the trees and around the base, '~ta~da~' the cake is complete!
Well, the cake did not look exactly LIKE the professional looking one in this page found in the Decemember issue of deliciousmagazine.
|Page from delicious. magazine|
But I still love my very own version!
With that, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and all the blessings with friends and family!