Easy - for beginners
This recipe shows you how to ice your christmas cake with a layer of almond icing followed by the white royal icing.
Sieve icing sugar into bowl
Add castor sugar and ground almonds to sieved icing sugar and mix well
Lightly mix lemon juice/whisky, almond essence and eggs together
Add wet and dry ingredients and mix well
Dust down work surface with icing sugar
Put mixture on dusted surface and knead well with hands until smooth
Brush the top and sides of cake with boiling apricot jam
Divide mixture in two and put on half on top of cake and roll flat with rolling pit to cover top of cake
Roll out the other half of the almond paste and cover the sides of the cake
ROYAL ICING Make icing as directed on packet and decorate cake, icing can be smooth or fluffed up with a fork to create a snow effect.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM CATHY AND YVONNE!!