- STEP 1
Set the oven to 180oC or gas mark 4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and margarine.
- STEP 2
Beat in the eggs, then add the flour. Beat together until smooth and even.
- STEP 3
Add in the mixed spice and ground ginger and mix. Finely chop the stem ginger, add to the mixing bowl and mix well.
- STEP 4
Grease your loaf tin and line with baking paper. Pour in your mixture and cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until cooked. To check if it's cooked, stick a knife or skewer into the cake, if no residue comes out on the knife, your cake is cooked.
- STEP 5
Take out the oven and place on a cooling rack until fully cool.
- STEP 6
For the icing; Place the butter or margarine and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix together until even and soft. Add 2 tbsp of milk and mix until creamy and smooth. Spread evenly over the top of the cake.
- STEP 7
With a pestle and mortar, lightly crush the walnuts and sprinkle them over the buttercream icing. Sprinkle the rose petals over the top to finish the look.