Overindulgence with royal icing?

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By the time I had finished with this plastic cake topper candelabra I felt sleeping beauty should should be fighting her way out of the ivy leaf icing!

I bought this cute candle holders from Lakeland but gave it a personal festive touch with the green leaves and red berries. If you follow my blog you will know I have been in Xmas cake decoration mode for the past week so batches of green, red and white royal icing have been to hand. Many people think the leaves are terrible clever but if you buy a no 69 nozzle you can easily produce this pretty effect.

The cake is a Mich Turner recipe – her heavenly vanilla cake. It is exactly that, filled and covered in Swiss meringue buttercream and fondant.

Thanks for looking in on my blog 🙂


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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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