26 Dec 2010

Christmas Reindeer Cake

This is our families very Rich & Boozy Christmas Fruit Cake.
I left this very late to make
(as always)
but was advised by a flickr/facebook friend
to feed it with a very generous amount of brandy
while it is hot and just out of the oven......
and boy was this cake moist,
I would advise anyone to do the same
if time wasn't on their side.
I then fed the cake with brandy every morning
until it was time to marzipan it.
This deep 7" cake is covered with sugar paste
and decorated with hand cut sugar reindeer's
which are covered with edible silver glitter
and some various sized silver sugar ball scattered here and there!
The ribbons are sheer blue and green
in different widths.
"Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!"