Cake, for Christmas

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


Cake, for Christmas, originally uploaded by kitschenette.

My first ever attempt at making a traditional Christmas cake with fondant icing.

I made two small cakes for friends, and iced the cakes, brushing them first with warmed quince jelly, then draping them with rolled out marzipan and then fondant icing.
I think they turned out ok! They certainly looked sweet. There is something about a snowy white icing which I love. I remember my stepdad’s mum used to make a traditional Christmas cake every year, and I loved the icing part the best. If I could guarantee that the cake would survive the journey in one piece I would make one and send it to my parents in South Australia. Perhaps if it was packed tightly in a tin…now there’s a thought. I need to make another cake anyway, it’s just as easy to make two…

I am loving our new set of duck-egg blue dinner plates.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s