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Star sparkle cake

Star sparkle cake

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 12 slices

A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake

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

To cover the cake

  • 20cm fruitcake , see 'Goes well with'
  • 5 tbsp apricot jam (optional)
  • 750g golden marzipan
  • 750g white ready-to-roll icing

To decorate

  • three 5-pointed star cutters - small, medium and large
  • 30g pack small gold balls
  • approx 65cm length of wide ribbon

Method

  • STEP 1

    Lift the cake onto the cake board or a plate and cover with jam, marzipan and – brushing with water around the sides of the cake only – ready-to-roll icing. Trim at the base.

  • STEP 2

    Press star cutters gently into the icing, stopping when you get to the marzipan. Pull the star shapes out with the cutter, or ease it out with the tip of a knife. Stamp out a couple of small stars from re-rolled trimmings of icing (from icing the cake) and sit them inside the large star-shaped spaces.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle the gold balls into the gaps and tie the ribbon around the cake. Can be decorated up to a week ahead.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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