Christmas wreath cake with fondant stars

Our Christmas wreath cake with fondant stars is a stunning festive centrepiece. The Christmas wreath cake is packed with dried fruits and winter spices, and the fondant stars make it so eye catching. For something different this Christmas, trying making our impressive Christmas wreath cake with fondant stars.

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 200ml sweet sherry
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 350g dried mixed fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants and mixed citrus peel)
  • 150g dried cranberries
  • 250g butter
  • 250g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1tbsp ground mixed spice
  • 3tbsp ground almonds
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract

For the decoration:

  • cornflour
  • 1.5kg ready to roll white fondant icing
  • 1 egg white
  • pearl lustre spray
  • gold lustre dust
  • pink glitter spray
  • 2tsp clear alcoholic spirit such as gin, vodka or white rum
  • 4tbsp apricot jam, warmed and sieved
  • 2 x 500g packets white marzipan

You will need:

  • 23cm greased silicone or nonstick ring mould
  • star cutters
  • 24 gauge white florist and Sugarcraft Wire (from Amazon)
  • rose gold ribbon