Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Time = Christmas Cake!

Well it's that time of the year - time to pull out the Christmas cake! My Grandma always makes the Christmas cakes for our family, but I had been set the task to make one for my cake decorating class so this year we will have 2!

These pictures show the different things I decorated my cake with. Everything is made with fondant icing mixed with Tylose (a hardener) and the occasional toothpick. The lettering is cut out with stencils which I have in upper and lower case. I have used a "Kiwiana Christmas" theme for my cake - pavlova, jandals, ham, buzzy bees, a kiwi and gumboots. Everything is edible!

The cake is fruit cake made with ginger ale, cranberry's, sultanas, raisins and a dried berry mix. Something a little bit different!