So today I iced a fruit cake I had rather disastrously marzipanned last week.
I cheated a bit. I used ready made fondant icing. Though really this isn't cheating as such, just using my brain. Why give myself more than one element at a time to mess up?!
I had intended solely to knead the icing, roll it out and put it on the cake without mucking it up. However I had a bit of time on my hands, and some left over icing, so I decided to have a play....
This is the result.
I doubt that Duff Goldman is quaking in his boots just yet, but I am quite pleased with my first proper attempt. And in a further moment of madness, spurred on by my confectionery triumph, I promised to make little 'un's birthday cake this year as well.... watch this space!