Christmas Cake – Part 4- the icing

fanny and brenda icing the christmas cake recipe

So we come to the ultimate episode in the making of our Christmas Cake which started back in October.

Take the cake out of its storage. The marzipan layer should be quite dry, and if you want why not brush it with a little brandy like we did!


3 egg whites
500g icing sugar
1 tspn of glycerine


We did the icing in two parts.

Mix the egg whites with the icing sugar. The sugar is added a little at a time and keep adding until it’s all mixed in. Then whisk it up until it has stiff peaks. Stir in the glycerine.

Now put half of the mixture in a mixing bowl and cover with clingfilm. Put it in the fridge.

Now put the remaining half on the cake and work it round the top and sides with a spatula.

Try and make a neater job of it than Fanny.

Day 2: Repeat the process and leave to dry for 24 hours. Then decorate according to taste!

Please see our video because if Fanny can ice a cake you can!!

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