Decorating your christmas cake with fondant icing. Eleni tzirki from the waitrose cookery school shows you how to decorate your christmas cake with royal icing to create an attractive finish.
Prepare your fondant rolling surface.
Decorating a christmas cake with fondant icing. Let dry in a cool but not cold place uncovered for a few days or up to one week. When its dry its time for the fondant icing. Repeat the process of shaping and rolling out the block of icing.
Roll out the marzipan between two sheets of parchment or between a silpat rolling mat and a sheet of parchment. Since marzipan tends to be very sweet you dont want to make this layer too thick. Do this slowly to avoid trapping air.
Rotate the cake to gently ease out the overlaps using a downward swooping motion with the side of your hand. Christmas cake decorating for beginners 1. Cover just the top of your cake with a layer of marzipan.
Sam suggests using a fondant rolling mat or two sheets. Be cautious you dont dry out the fondant too much. Peel off one layer of parchment apply to the cake then peel off the remaining parchment.
Ideas without fondant. Stand the cake on a cake board or cutting board and lightly dust with sifted confectioners sugar. Once it is the desired size use the rolling pin to support the icing sheet as you gently drape it over the cake.
With your pre frosted christmas cake at the ready lift the top sheet. Floating star christmas cake. Use a star shaped cutter to stamp out stars.
Give the marzipan a brush over with some boiled water to give the icing a key to stick to then just flop the icing over the cake again smoothing it down as before. Cut away a circle of your fondant icing and add a marzipan shape for this impressive but easy decoration. Paint all surfaces of the cake to be covered with 4 tablespoons of strained warmed apricot jam.
To decorate the iced cake roll out fondant icing on an icing sugar dusted surface and use snowflake cutters to cut different sizes and shapes of snowflakes you can cut out or indent small snowflakes inside the larger ones too. Roll the fondant icing and either cut one very thick round to fit the top of the cake or stick to medium sized rounds of fondant to each other with a little water. To shop for your christmas groceries visit http.
Knead together the three packs of fondant for your base colour. In this tutorial i will be teaching you how to decorate a christmas cake using easy techniques to wow your friends and family on christmas day.