Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Cake 2013: Penguins

It’s Christmas!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I drove back to my parents house last night and I can’t quite believe today is actually Christmas. It all seems a bit surreal, but in a very good way of course.

I wanted to share with you my decorated Christmas Cake. I always do a different design each year and this year it’s Penguins! The theme courtesy of my grandmother’s suggestion – thanks Grandma.

To make it, I covered my gingery Christmas fruit cake with a disc of marzipan and a layer of blue swirled fondant that I made by only half kneading in some blue food dye. The little igloo and penguins are all made out of fondant too. They were a little fiddly to make as their heads kept falling off.

The little penguins features I added by dipping a cocktail stick in black and orange food dye. I’m happy with the finished design though, I think it’s simple but effective.
Happy Christmas everyone!

6 comments:

Kate D said...

How cute!!!!! Happy Christmas!

The Caked Crusader said...

Happy Christmas

Love the penguins - particularly the two in the pool!

Elle said...

Totally cute! Merry Christmas Katie!!

Choclette said...

Your penguins are adorable. Hope you've been enjoying the festivities and I wish you all the best for 2014.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

This is so cute... You've got one creative grandmother!

Johanna GGG said...

finally made it back here - just love all your christmas trees and this one is gorgeous - you should have your grandmother work with your blog on creative ideas :-) this one was brilliant