Woman's Weekly's Cake Of The Century

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Itís not every year that thereís a 100th birthday to celebrate, so it calls for a very special cake. Woman's Weekly have made a four-tier fruit cake and decorated it in its traditional pink and blue; simply alter the decoration to suit your needs.

The glitter weíve used is non-toxic, but itís meant for decoration only, so weíve used it on pieces that are easily removed from the cake before serving. If edible glue is not available, egg white may be used to stick the glitter on to the numerals and stars, as we donít recommend eating these decorations.


  • 4 round fruit cakes - 15cm, 20cm, 25cm & 30cm
  • Apricot glaze/jam - (per cake) 3-4 tbsp, 4-6 tbsp, 6-8 tbsp, 8-10 tbsp
  • Marzipan - (per cake) 500g, 600-750g, 750g-1kg, 1.5-1.75kg
  • Sugarpaste (per cake) 600-750g, 1-1.25kg, 1.5-1.75kg, 2-2.5kg
  • Round cake cards - 15cm, 20cm and 25cm
  • Round cake drum - 40cm and 46cm
  • 200g packet white flowerpaste
  • Paste food colouring in Blue and Pink
  • Edible glue or egg white
  • Blue non-toxic glitter
  • Pink non-toxic glitter
  • Edible image of lettering, or cutters
  • Edible ink pens, assorted colours
  • Coloured rice paper (edible wafer paper) ó we used green, yellow, blue and pink
  • White vegetable fat, eg, Trex or White Flora
You will also need:
  • Spare cake drums for covering the cakes
  • Icing smoother and/or side scraper
  • Water brush/paintbrush
  • 12 lengths plastic dowelling
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Star-shaped cutters
  • Pink metallic wire, 26 gauge
  • Alphabet script cutters, upper case
  • Silicone bead mould (Perfect Pearls), optional
  • Sugarcraft gun, optional
  • Plastic flower posy pick (from cake shop)
  • Cake sparkler

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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