Stars and polka dots Christmas cake

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baking, cakes, christmas

 

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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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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