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Christmas cake with mixed fruit - icing and decoration
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Make your Christmas cake look extra special with smooth icing and a frosted leaf and berry garland.
Serves: 25-30 when icing and decorating a 20cm cake
4 tbsp apricot jam
1kg white marzipan
Icing sugar, for dusting
1kg Cooks' Homebaking White Fondant Icing
1 egg white, lightly beaten
50g caster sugar
1 pack fresh rosemary
1 pack fresh bay leaves
50-75g fresh cranberries
Before you ice and decorate your cake you could ''feed'' it to make it even more moist, indulgent and rich. Prick it all over with a skewer once, then drizzle with brandy every 2 weeks for 2-3 months. The cake will keep in an airtight tin for 2-3 months before decorating.
Find the recipe for this delicious cake here.
Typical values per serving:
This recipe was first published in November 2005.