- packet of marcipan
- packet of ready-to-roll icing
- some springs of holly, remnant of ribbon, edible glitter, what have you...
Then it's time to roll out the marcipan. I always tear off a piece of baking parchment and roll it between two layers - saves on the mess :) Try and roll it out in a circle the same size as the cake.
Place the circle of marcipan on top of the sticky cake and smooth out. Trim the marcipan and eat what you don't need :) Then do the same with the ready-to-roll icing. Use a bit of elbow power!
Smooth the icing over the cake (and down the sides, if you have enough). Then you can start decorating...
We added some cake toppers (that my Mum bought on sale from John Lewis a couple of years ago), tied a piece of tartan ribbon round the cake and then DD7 wanted to add some glamour with edible red and white glitter ;) I cut some sprigs from the garden for a bit of greenery.
The cake will sit quite happily in a fairly cold place for the next couple of weeks.
Bon appétit and happy 'Santa-will-soon-be-here' Saturday! :)