Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Christmas Cake, Part II
Here it is...now covered in almond icing; the holly leaves and berries are made from the leftovers. They're for the final decoration, after the royal icing is applied.
The almond icing needs to dry for several days before the royal icing goes on, as the oil from the almonds would otherwise stain it.
Yesterday I even bought a vintage cake plate to store and display the cake.