Frosted candy cake

Frosted candy cake

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Decorates an 18-23cm round or square cake
Give your cake a personal touch this Christmas with this cute and simple design

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  • 15-20 small candy canes (we used striped canes from Waitrose)
  • 500g white caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp liquid glucose
  • 125ml water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50g sifted icing sugar
  • 18-23cm square or round cake
  • ribbon


  1. Tie the small candy canes into groups with ribbon. Put the white caster sugar, liquid glucose and water in a pan. Heat until sugar is just melted and syrup turns clear. Take off heat and whisk the egg whites until stiff, then carry on whisking while steadily pouring in hot syrup in a stream. Keep beating until thick enough to spread, then beat in the sifted icing sugar.

  2. Quickly spread the icing over an 18-23cm square or round cake (marzipan covered, if you wish), swirling roughly. Stick on the candy canes and leave for 1 hr to set.

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