Festive Fruit & Spice Decoration

 

Decorating a simple iced cake with herbs, spices, nuts and fruit works to great effect and is especially easy for beginners to try

What you will need

18-23cm fruit cake covered with marzipan and ready-to-roll white icing Marzipan mah-zuh-pan One of mankind’s oldest sources of sweet pleasure, marzipan needs to contain only ground…

1 blood or regular orange Orange or-ange One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

icing sugar, to dust

1 egg white

50g caster sugar

1 bunch rosemary Rosemary rose-mar-ee Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

1 quantity thick royal icing

star anise Star anise star an-eese Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

cinnamon sticks, gold dragees, gold candles and a wide gold ribbon Cinnamon sin-ah-mun A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

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