Rudolph Christmas cake recipe

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serves:

14 - 21

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

20 min

Kids and adults alike will love this Christmas cake design, featuring everyone’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph – a super simple design which is great for baking beginners

Ingredients

  • 100g teddy-bear brown sugarpaste
  • Chocolate brown edible ink pen
  • 1 red Smartie
  • 2 small brown candy-covered chocolate sweets
  • Reindeer cookie cutters

Method

  • Cover your Christmas cake with marzipan and sugar paste.

  • Knead the brown sugarpaste to soften it and roll it out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out 1 large and 2 smaller reindeer shapes. If there is time, allow them to dry so they’ll be easier to draw the details on; if not, use the edible ink pen, but take care not to press too hard on the sugarpaste or it will indent.

  • Mix some of the brown sugarpaste with water to give a sticky glue. Use a little to stick the red Smartie on to the largest reindeer for Rudolph’s nose and a brown sweet on to each of the smaller reindeer’s noses. Use some of the glue to position the reindeers on the cake. Wrap a ribbon around the cake.

Top tip for making Rudolph Christmas cake

Instead of Smarties you could use glacier cherries instead for Ruldoph's famous red nose.

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