Christmas Cake DecorationThe marzipan paste is the chief ingredient of most Christmas cakes. Some more exciting decoration ideas include: reindeer, santas, snowmen, puddings, Christmas trees, marzipan penguins, blue angels, pink angels, marzipan santas hats, holly leaves burgundy, white chocolate, flowers, etc.
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By Pat LockIf the top of the cake is rounded, cut off, and upturn the cake so the base becomes the top surface. Brush the top surface of the cake with the jam, and cover with a design of fruit and nuts - a circular design for a round cake and straight lines for a square cake. If you wish to spend slightly more time, decorate the top of the cake with soft icing, and as before, use ribbon, a cake frill, or a strip of Christmas paper to place around the sides. Again use the base of the cake as the top surface. Brush the top of the cake with apricot jam then upturn the cake onto the sugarpaste, and cut away the surplus paste. Place the cake on a cake board. Make a design on this edging with cake crimpers - if you have them. Make Christmas trees from a cone-shaped piece of green marzipan. Test the icing before applying to the cake. Using a palette, or table knife, apply the icing about half an inch deep to the cake.