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Frosted candy cake

Frosted candy cake

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Decorates an 18-23cm round or square cake

Give your cake a personal touch this Christmas with this cute and simple design

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal0
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein0g
low insalt0g
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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
SIMPLE STAR CAKE

Cut a star from a piece of paper or cardboard and position in the centre of the cake. Liberally dust all over with icing sugar, then carefully lift off the star. Find a ribbon with the same width as the height of your chosen cake, and long enough to go round the cake with a small overlap (or layer a few different, thinner ribbons until the same height). Secure around the cake with a little double-sided tape where the ribbon overlaps.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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