Let-it-glow Christmas cake
- Preparation and cooking time
- Cuts into 16-20 slices
- 1 x 22cm round Suits-all Christmas cake (see 'Goes well with' for the recipe)
- 140g apricot jam
- zest 1 orange
For the icing
- a few doilies in different sizes and colours, if you like
- small piece of gold card (or foil from chocolate)
- STEP 1
Use a sharp, serrated knife and slice your fruitcake in half, leaving a top and bottom. Mix the apricot jam and orange zest, and spread over the top of the bottom half.
- STEP 2
To make the icing, beat the egg whites with the orange juice, orange blossom water and glucose in a big mixing bowl. Gradually sift in the icing sugar, beating constantly with an electric whisk until you have a fairly stiff icing that can hold a peak. Spread a little icing over the jammy layer, then put the top half of the cake back on. Generously swirl the rest of the icing thickly on top.
- STEP 3
Using scissors, snip a cut on each doily from an edge to the centre, then roll up each doily like a cone and secure with a bit of sticky tape. Cut a star from some gold card, or plain card covered with gold foil, and stick to the top of one of the trees. Arrange on top of the cake to create a winter scene.