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Day 1 – Ideas for Decorating your Christmas Cake

The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas 2014

So here it is, with the dawn of the 1st December along with the children cracking open the advent calendars and the annual rummage in the loft for the Christmas decorations comes the start of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Baking Christmas – one Christmassy kitchen adventure each day until the 12th December. 

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Ice White Snowflakes Cake

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This is a stunningly simple cake and can be adapted to suit your own selection of cutters and kitchen implements!  

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Festive Lights Cake

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You will need:

1 x 8” Christmas cake, marzipanned and covered in white sugarpaste

A black edible ink pen (available from Lakeland, Amazon here or your local Hobbycraft)

Sugarpaste in festive colours (red, blue, yellow and green)

A little royal icing

A piping tip or a small round cutter.

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Purple & Snowflakes Christmas Cake

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This cake will work in all sorts of colour combinations – this year I’m drawn to all things purple but go with your own colour scheme if you’d prefer.

You will need:-

Modelling paste – purple and white

Snowflake sugarpaste cutters – large, medium and small 

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #5

Get yourself a good Sugarpaste Rolling Pin!

This one may seems a bit daft, but how many of you are covering cakes with a regular old rolling pin?  Chances are its a wooden one and you’re finding it a bit on the short side?  

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #4

Make your own Modelling Paste

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This will save you a fortune.  Using a modelling paste for most cake decorations, flowers and bits and pieces is much much easier than using sugarpaste (fondant).  It dries out quicker so will hold the shape you want it to with ease.  

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #3

Storing your left over Sugarpaste – Seal it Up!

If you’re like me you’ll always end up with some left over coloured sugarpaste at the end of a project.  It needs storing well so that when you next go looking for the green you know you had it’s not completely dried out or welded itself together with a random ball of purple!

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #2

Colouring Sugarpaste – Get the Dough Hook on it!

Ever turned your hands (and the worktop) purple/orange/green/black?  Mine have been all sorts and usually when you’re off somewhere important.  I don’t buy ready coloured sugarpaste as I find it too sticky and rather colour my own with gel paste colours.  

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #1

 I thought I’d share my 5 top cake decorating tips this week, just very little bits and pieces that I’ve learnt along the way and make life ten tons easier!

Maybe you’ll know my top tips already but just in case….

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Easter Lambs – Creme Egg Animals!

 

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If you remember the Easter chicks from last year you’ll know I have a thing for turning a Creme Eggs into something else for Easter,  this year it’s lambs!

You will need:

Creme Egg

Sugarpaste; white, peach/flesh/pink, black plus green and pink for flowers and leaves

Use ready coloured or colour your own using gel paste colours

Black edible ink icing pen

Pink lustre dust and soft paintbrush

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