Saturday, 19 December 2009

Iced Fruitcake

I like fruitcake , know a lot of people don't. My personal opinion is, they haven't tried a homemade cake maybe only commerical cakes which are horrible.
My Mother makes superb fruitcake, 2 different kinds ;a light fruit filled cake and one filled with many nuts more like a nut cake.
I was lucky to still have a small round of the white fruitcake in my freezer ;took it out about a month ago; re soaking it in rum. One thing I have always wanted to try is decorating fruitcake with marzipan and royal icing..no time like the present! Another bucket list item checked off.
So today I rolled out marzipan then covered the cake over that spread royal icing.
Leftover marzipan I tinted and turned into holly and berries to finish the top.
Next time I would like to get the royal icing smoother, perhaps make the marzipan from scratch.. still I am looking forward to trying this decorated cake over the holidays.

4 comments:

noodlegirl said...

I am one of the few who actually likes them lol.

Kim and Victoria said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a good homemade fruitcake! I agree, I think if people don't like them they just haven't had a good one yet.

Rosanne said...

Grandma's cake is good! Like your decorating!

Shady Gardener said...

I Really Love fruitcake, too. But Mr. Shady doesn't... Oh, well. Your frosted cake is beautiful. :-) Merry Christmas to you!!