How to make an Arthur Christmas cake

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Fancy making an impressive Christmas cake this year? Want to take your cake decorating skills to the next level? You should try making this Arthur Christmas cake. With our step-by-step guide, you'll have made your very own masterpiece in no time...

Fancy making an impressive Christmas cake this year? Want to take your cake decorating skills to the next level? You should try making this Arthur Christmas cake. With our step-by-step guide, you’ll have made your very own masterpiece in no time. The kids will love this bright-coloured, vibrant cake which is full of funky green sponge and topped with Arthur and Bryony from hit animated film Arthur Christmas. Learn how to model your very own cartoon figures and how to make a delicious eggnog infused Christmas cake.

To make Arthur and Bryony you will need:

  • 463g ready-to-use gum paste (pastillage)
  • Clear vegetable shortening
  • Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Decorative sugar pearls
  • Corn syrup or piping gel
  • Black gel food colouring
  • Bright white gel food colouring
  • 125g ready-made brown fondant
  • 125g ready-made green fondant
  • 125g ready-made black fondant
  • Wilton pink colour powder or pink powdered food colouring
  • Fine-tipped artists’ brushes
  • Leaf green gel food colouring
  • Peach gel food colouring
  • Primary yellow gel food colouring
  • 56g primary blue fondant
  • 56g primary yellow fondant
  • 56g primary red fondant
  • 230g white fondant
  • Standard size decorator piping tip
  • Plastic drinking straw
  • Edible black glitter
  • X-acto knife
  • Wafer paper
  • Rubber stamp with script or handwriting motif

Psst! Flick through to find out how to make the delicious eggnog Christmas cake…

Arthur Christmas is released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD & UltraViolet™ on Nov 19th 2012