Our Ruby Christmas Cake: Time to Decorate

December 9, 2018

It’s been a long time coming, but my favourite part of making my own Christmas cake is here. I’ve soaked my fruit and baked my cake, so it’s time to decorate!

Hobbycraft have very kindly supplied everything I’ll need to bring my plans to life, and I’ve even found a few bits and pieces to save myself some time. As much as I’d like to, I haven’t got hours and hours spare to spend cake decorating!

My first time-saver is their Renshaw pre-rolled marzipan and icing. Why have I not used this before? It makes icing the cake so simple!

Following the instructions, my cake was iced in the time it took my cup of tea to cool down. Ready for the fun creative part…

I’ve opted for a traditional look this year, showcasing a very festive green and red holly design, embellished with a little gold.

This Ginger Ray ‘Merry Christmas’ cake topper is the ultimate festive flourish, and is easily positioned in seconds. The scripted lettering is bright and eye-catching, the perfect centrepiece.

To start, I put a few holly leaves without berries around the topper, secured with just a little edible glue.

In previous years I’ve cut out my own holly leaf by leaf, drawing on the details. With less time to dedicate this time round, I’ve given holly shaped plunger cutters a go, and they have been a revelation.

So easy to use, my little holly toppers were ready for my cake in just a few minutes. For the holly leaves on display I added a few little red berries, sticking them on with edible glue.

To finish, it was just a matter of adding a little red ribbon round the base of my cake, and my design is complete.

Thanks to some time savers from Hobbycraft, my cake has been iced and decorated in under an hour, ready for us to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. I love the traditional look, the perfect match for the gold and red décor through the rest of the house.

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