I've felt a bit bad for neglecting my blog lately, and was wondering what I could put up.
Then I remembered that when I made a cake for my brother's birthday, I did step by step photos.
So here's a cake tutorial for you!
Cut the top crust off of your cake and roughly level it. Then, turn it over. (Thanks Al for this tip!)
Sieve some icing sugar and roll out your marzipan. Don't turn it over, just turn it round. Remember to put a bit of icing sugar on your rolling pin.
Use your rolling pin to transfer the marzipan onto your cake.
Trim the edges and brush off any excess icing sugar.
Do the same with your icing.
Now, have some fun with decorating with icing!
I started off by making a cross to make it look like a present cake.
I cut this bit to fold over to make into a bow.
Cinch it in the middle and cut a little strip to go over the top to make it into a realistic bow.
Add some tails.
I then cut some more strips and some circles. I used different icing tips etc, to make the circles.
Now you have a finished cake!