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Christmas Cake Inspiration to create Festive Robins Cake

Christmas Cake. I am not a fan of this rich fruit cake with or without the alcohol,  covered in a blanket of almond marzipan, it's just not for me. I happily leave the baking of Christmas Cake to my sister, but I am happy to come up with the ideas and decorations to adorn it. There was one stipulation from my sister, it had to be covered in royal icing - NO fondant icing on Christmas cake ever!


Christmas Cake with Festive Robin decorations
Christmas Cake with Festive Robin decorations



This years inspiration came from Pinterest, my go to ideas source for so many things.  It was a mash up of two cakes, one for the swirling icing finish and the other robins on flake logs. Flake as in chocolate flakes, not fake as in not a real log - but then a flake log is not a real log, so I guess that makes them fake flake logs!




Cutting up the chocolate flake bars and also Matchmakers was the easy part. On top of the logs are the handmade fondant robins, yes I know I said the f word 'fondant'. But that's OK, it's not like anyone is going to eat these cute little Robins. I mean you just wouldn't, would you? The Robins were very easy to make, using coloured fondant icing. At one point I felt like I was running a cake decorating class as my very able 9 year old niece, Ava and my eldest sister joined in to create several of these cute little red breasted robins.


Christmas Cake with Festive Robin decorations
Festive Robin sugar paste decorations
Sugar paste robins
Christmas Cake decorated with swirled royal icing 
and sugar paste robins


What a perfect and seasonal Christmas Cake, so much more fun when family gets involved. 10/10 to us all, just do not expect me to eat it, except for the flake logs!

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Wishing all my readers a very Happy Christmas.


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your blog. I enjoy it. Wishing you all the best from Australia!

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  2. Having seen this wonderful cake in 'real life' I can say that the photo does not do it justice. It would be a shame to cut it up and eat it! Well... apart from the Robin front right which has odd sticky-out arms - I know who did this one and I'm sworn to secrecy!

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