If you’re not keen on icing and marzipan, bake a crown of toasted nuts, seeds and juicy cherries onto your cake instead
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Most supermarkets stock basic cake-decorating ingredients (marzipan, icing, gold balls) in the baking aisle. Look in the kitchen section of department stores for specialist equipment, or try Squires Kitchen (0845 225 5671; squires-shop.com) or Jane Asher Party Cakes (020 7584 6177; jane-asher.co.uk).