My first Christmas cake

Yesterday, hubby and I decorated the Christmas cake. We cheated a little bit, using ready-made marzipan and ready-rolled icing, but, hey, we're novices. Plus, we were both in agreement that this was not the time to faff about making our own marzipan and icing! Still, I'm pretty happy with the end result.

I had some fun with PicMonkey's Christmas effects....
As you can see, we kept the decorations simple. While I learned how to make sugar roses in my abortive cake decorating course recently, I never got to do anything remotely Christmas-related. I suppose hubby and I could've experimented a bit, but once again, we opted for simplicity and ease, if only for sanity's sake! As we decorated, we nibbled on the bits of cake I sliced from the top to give an even surface, and they were delicious, even if I do say so myself! Rich; fruity; redolent with cinnamon, cloves, and a touch of whiskey; and exceptionally moist! Here's hoping that's true of the whole cake and not just the top layer!



  1. That's a beauty T! Save me a slice! Jxo

  2. Looks fab! Ready rolled is not cheating, it's how it should be done (ahem)!

  3. Well done. Really love the simplicity of the deco.

  4. Looks lovely. And you are right, now is not the time to be faffing about. It is the time for eating cake.

  5. Yummy! Looks brilliant! Simple is the best x


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