Step 1
Lightly beat the egg white, then gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until the icing is stiff. Add the glycerine and beat well until the icing is glossy and stands in peaks. This will take 5-10 minutes.

Step 2
Spread the icing over the almond paste with a palette knife, keeping the icing in the bowl covered with a damp cloth or cling film to prevent it from hardening as you work.

Step 3
Roll out the green fondant icing and cut into holly shapes with a small cutter. Make some tiny berries with the red fondant icing. Use these to decorate the top of the cake.

Cake Decorations: Royal Icing

Cake Decorations: Royal Icing

Enough to ice and decorate the top of a 20cm (8in) round Christmas Cake (make double if you want to ice both the top and the sides).

Serves:

10
MINS

Bake Time: 10 mins

INGREDIENTS

11 Large egg white
225g8oz Icing sugar
½ tsp½ tsp Glycerine (from chemist’s and good food shops)
Red and green ready-to-use fondant icing, to decorate

METHOD

Step 1
Lightly beat the egg white, then gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until the icing is stiff. Add the glycerine and beat well until the icing is glossy and stands in peaks. This will take 5-10 minutes.

Step 2
Spread the icing over the almond paste with a palette knife, keeping the icing in the bowl covered with a damp cloth or cling film to prevent it from hardening as you work.

Step 3
Roll out the green fondant icing and cut into holly shapes with a small cutter. Make some tiny berries with the red fondant icing. Use these to decorate the top of the cake.

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