Last week Renshaw baking UK challenged me to create a Christmassy themed bake, which I accepted.
A time for “togetherness” is my mini christmas Theme cake.
A family of robins 2 of made from coloured Marzipan.
125g home pride plain flour
115g stork butter
115g brown sugar
1oog of mixed fruit
1 tsp & a half of baking powder. (Only used to gain more height)
1 Tsp of mixed spice.
40g of halved walnuts crushed (optional)
Cream the butter & sugar together till soft
Pre whisk & add the eggs & stir in
then Sieve the flour & baking powder into the bowl add the mixed fruit & spice
fold in till completly mixed.
spoon micture into the tin
Preheat oven fan assisted to 160c for 50 minutes
Then bake for another 20 minutes at 120c until a tooth pick or knife comes out clear.
You’ll need a 6 inch round cake tin. Lined with brown paper for inside of cake tin.
Once baked leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin
Then remove tin & peel paper away carefully & leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Once cooled cover cake in a light layer of apricot jam
roll out your Marzipan to about quarter inch thick checking it’ll cover the cake you’ll need about half a pack maybe more to cover a 6 inch round cake.
For decoration purposes
You’ll need 1 pack block of Renshaw White marzipan to make all your figures which is what I used
If you want to use Renshaw fondant packs you’ll need the following colours
Cake Serves 4 portions.
& Here’s the cake.
I finished my cake off with a white & blue lustre & a sprinkling of coconut for snow followed by all my decorations.
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Many thanks for popping by & happy Christmas to you all