Here is my effort of this beautiful cake...A modest effort to make something wonderful to look extra special....
Here's how it started...firstly with the Fruit Mince (sometimes called as mince meat)...I adopted the recipe given by them here....I made this fruit mince 2 days in advance in order to let the fruit develop more flavour.
Then Proceeded in making the cake...The recipe for the cake is given at S&SB here...
I dont have to put up the recipe as it is very clearly explained by the girls at S&SB. All I will do is put up pictures of the step by step procedure I have followed for the cake.
1. All Ready to go into the Oven.
4. I used store bought ready to use Marzipan (I'm not a huge fondant enthusiast) to decorate the cake. I then proceeded colouring the marzipan using liquid food colours making sure I wore gloves while working in the colours to avoid staining my hands.
Make sure you keep the marzipan wrapped in order to prevent it from drying out completely.
5. Then covered the top part of the cooled cake with plain uncoloured marzipan. (Roll the marzipan on a flat surface and dust the surface with Icing Sugar if needed in order to prevent it from sticking).
7. Then went on decorating the cake with the coloured marzipan bits. I also used silver coated sugar balls to essentuate the look of the different shapes.
It has been an exciting experience working on this bake. My husband was so impressed that he decided to take it to his staff Christmas Party and guess what it was a huge success at the party. And I am truly happy for it.
Thanks to Rosie and Maria for such a lovely round up of this months bake. Please check the others here...
I am definitely looking forward to participate in next months bake.
Until next time...Loads of Love...Amu :-)