Stars and polka dots Christmas cake

 

I had two special requests this year for Christmas cakes- one gluten free and one with no currents, raisins or sultanas. There are plenty of suggestions for wheat free flour mixtures and with the trusty Thermomix grinding anything into flour is easy!Gluten Free Flour Blend | meandmyThermie

Polka dots are a very popular and effective icing technique when using royal icing. I used two sizes of icing tip, no 2 for the blue and no 3 for white. I used size 5 for the pearl border around the base of the cake.

I sprinkled the various sizes of fondant stars with luster to get the final effect.

I have had several repins on Pinterest of my mini Christmas cakes which I posted here. Mini Christmas cakes | vannillarock.

If you don't like the traditional raisins and sultanas, there are so many wonderful alternatives readily available in supermarkets, like dried mango or cherries, cranberries – just use your imagination.

 

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