Santa's stocking cake

Santa's stocking cake

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Ready in 30 minutes, plus drying


This fun and festive cake is popular with kids and adults alike

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  • 18-23cm fruit cake covered with marzipan and ready-to-roll white icing
    Marzipan cake



    One of mankind’s oldest sources of sweet pleasure, marzipan needs to contain only ground…

  • 250g ready-to-roll white icing (see 'Try' tip)
  • pink, green and orange food colouring (or use colours of your choice)
  • 1 quantity soft royal icing (see 'Try' tip)
  • thin red ribbon
  • orange, green and pink Smarties, plus 3 small gift boxes


  1. Knead the ready-to-roll icing until smooth, then split into three equal pieces and colour each with colouring. Roll out to approx ½cm thickness and, using a template, cut out eight stocking shapes. Set aside.

  2. Make the royal icing and colour as before. With the end of a skewer, dot small 'spots' all over the stocking shapes (or use a piping bag). Set aside to dry. Keep the coloured icing covered with cling film until later.

  3. Fix the ribbon around the top edge of the cake, using a thin line of icing to help it stick. Using a little leftover coloured icing, ‘hang’ the stockings on the cake, just underneath the ribbon, in alternating colours. Top the cake with Smartie-filled boxes and scatter Smarties over the cake and cake board.

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21st Nov, 2012
I did this decoration a few years ago and got the boxes from craft shops, they were flat packed first. i have also seen them in good newsagents, a very simple but effective design
15th Jan, 2012
maybe you could make the boxs from the ready roll iceing in different colours they dont have to be open and then put some ribbon around them with say some edible glitter think it would be nice to eat them if you wanted.
4th Dec, 2007
I f anyone has made this cake, could they please tell me where to get the boxes from on top as i cannot find them any where!!
24th Nov, 2007
thats realy a marvelous creation
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