Christmas cake is great, and even better when I don't have to make it myself! My mum had made Jamie Oliver's Christmas cake, and since I'm home for Christmas, wanted me to help her ice and decorate it.
It was incredibly easy to do:
- Warm up 2 tbsp apricot jam and sieve. Brush the cake with it on the top and along the sides
- Cover with marzipan and moisten slightly with a little water brushed on using your fingertips
- Cover with fondant
- Add decorations
It was made even easier by the fact that my mum had bought ready-rolled marzipan and icing, so all we had to do was place it on and cut to shape.
Now I just have to wait until Christmas day so I can try it!