Snow time Christmas cake

Follow Woman’s Weekly’s step-by-step Christmas cake recipe and decorating guide to make this easy but impressive snowy cake that the whole family will love

Makes: A 20cm (8in) round Christmas cake

125-150g (4-5oz) white flower paste (edible modelling paste available from most good cake-decorating shops)
Cornflour, for dusting 20cm (8in) round date and walnut fruit Christmas cake
4-5 tbsp apricot glaze or sieved apricot jam 1kg (2lb) white marzipan 1kg (2lb) white sugarpaste, eg, Regalice Edible lustre spray in Baby Blue PME snowflake cutters Cake drum or flat plate, about 25cm (10in) diameter Decorative braid or ribbon Double-sided sticky tape

The snowflakes are made using ready-made flower paste and the PME set of 3 snowflake cutters, available from most good cake-decorating equipment shops. They’re also available from cake shops and HobbyCraft.