I was wandering along the internet, minding my own business, looking at some lovely ideas for Christmas cakes. Every year I bake and decorate my Mum and Dad’s Christmas cake. When I was little it was a vision of royal icing in a snowstorm pattern with lots of plastic cake decorations rammed in the top. As I got older I hope it gained a little more finesse and my brother was drafted in to do some smooth swooping icing; he’s slightly obsessive about that type of thing and so three hours later it would always come out looking spectacular. Now I like to forego the plastic decorations – I limit myself to a ‘tasteful’ one at most – and make some sugar decs myself. This was last year’s effort, as my Mum is a big The Snowman fan!
Anyway, I was trawling the net looking at some lovely ideas such as…
This Rocky Robin cake from BBC Good Food, very cute…
This is a “chocolate gingerbread with marshmallow icing” cake, which isn’t my cup of tea at all but I adore the minimalist decoration. This would be fantastic for a Jamaican Christmas Cake.
But then… I saw this.
Devastatingly, there are no detailed instructions to how this astonishing thing is made. However the creator has made a tutorial with some images, you can find it here. It looks a little beyond my skill set, and I have a feeling that I’d probably burn the cake house down with the lights, but how utterly sensational would this be to bring out after Christmas dinner!
Merry Christmas xx