Friday, December 24, 2010

The day I ruined the Christmas cake

Today marked the day that I officially ruined the Christmas cake.
On this day, I have to admit that I am a disgrace to my profession as a designer.
Perhaps the Christmas cake was doomed from the start, because it did get a little too 'dark' on the outside during cooking. Some careful trimming of the cake was conducted (it was necessary actually) before the marzipan was applied. Marzipan must surely be hiding a multitude of burnt cakes up and down the land this Christmas.
I was quite happy with the cake at marzipan stage. I was even quite happy with it when the icing was applied. The downfall and ruin of the cake came in the decoration. Once I started I couldn't stop you see. I had cake glitter and sprinkles at my disposal. The result is this shameful specimen:

I'm really not sure anyone would want to eat it - the green glitter really does look like mould.
Delia advised of simple white icing and spring of holly leaves with berries. Wouldn't that have looked nice. Maybe I'll just hand everyone a pair of dark glasses with their slice of cake.

Cake aside, I'm sure we'll have a very Merry Christmas, and to anyone ready this tale of Christmas cake woe, I wish you a very Merry Christmas too.


pop-i-cok said...

ha ha I love it!
Just chop it up and add a slice of cheshire cheese!

Gina said...

This did make me laugh! I hope you had a happy Christmas despite the cake!

Serendipitychild said...

Awww bless, it doesn't look so bad! I am sure it tasted delicious.

Kitty said...

You made me chuckle - thank you for that. I don't think it looks too bad! I hope it tasted good. I'd like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. Hope 2011 is a brilliant one for you :) x

Emma said...

Just happened across your blog via Emma Lamb's - I love it already!
I had to comment on this post when I saw the green glitter, as I made a cake for my father-in-law's 60th birthday recently, and as he is a keen gardener I thought it would be a great idea to put some 'grass' on his cake - hello mouldy looking mess! We managed to detract from it by sticking lots of my daughters garden-y looking Playmobil stuff all over it, but it was a close call, haha!
By the way, I absolutely love all the beautiful things you've made for your wedding - wishing you a very special day :)