Hurrah, its the first #Bakeofthe Week of 2019 and what better way to start than with a Christmas Cake decorated like a Winter Scene? Over the past couple of years, I’ve definitely developed a thing for pale blue Christmas Cakes – perhaps a yearning for crisp snowy Christmasses? I wouldn’t normally like blue food but somehow such a pale hue for a Christmas cake seems lovely.
This was a gift for our friends. Our very own Christmas cake eventually made it to marzipan and icing stage last week (3rd January) but never quite got decorated. It’s been well and truly hacked into since then – I can confirm the lack of decoration hasn’t ruined the taste!
I used a Size 2 nozzle with royal icing to pipe the trees around the side of the Christmas Cake. There are 3 sizes of stars to make up the Christmas Tree on top made from flower paste. I used edible sparkles (not glitter) on about 1/3rd of the stars to make them pop.
If you need any instruction on marzipanning your own fruit cake, you might like my step-by-step tutorial here.
Bake of the Week
Well, we are back again for another year of baking fun. Myself and Jenny from Mummy Mishaps will again be sharing the Bake of the Week workload this coming year. We are publishing our yearly Roundup of Bakes of the Week for 2018 early next week so watch this space.
In the meantime, here are the bakes that we had submitted at the end of last year. Thanks as always to Jenny for hosting.
My featured bake for this week comes from The Baking Explorer with these super cute Vegan Gingerbread Trifles. Seems so apt considering Veganuary has become so huge this year.
I’m so happy to see so many other entries for Bake of the Week from Christmas too. Fair play to any of you who found time to blog at Christmas!
- Excellent piping work from Recipes Made Easy for this magnificent Gingerbread House
- Ooh these Biscoff Cheesecake Squares are so tempting from The Baking Explorer
- Excellent for using up any Dark Chocolate, Cranberries or Chestnuts (which I have loads of left in my house!) – Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Chestnut Cookies from Jo’s Kitchen Larder
- Another masterpiece from Mummy Mishaps with this Malteser Reindeer Chocolate Cake
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