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How should I decorate the cake for DD's christening?

(13 Posts)
glorious Tue 10-Sep-13 17:34:12

I'm not all that traditional normally but for some reason I feel compelled to make a fruit cake for DD's christening. I will ice it in white and I don't want any pink on it.

What would you do?

Given that many people don't like fruit cake I'll also do a couple of other options. Any suggestions for those? Need to be easy as we'll be jet lagged when I need to bake!

MikeLitoris Tue 10-Sep-13 22:51:14

If it was my own cake I would do dd's name in building blocks. I will find the pic that I saw recently. I love it.

Probably wouldn't work with fruit cake but you could do a fruit cake, ice it and then maybe to some blocks in fondant. One for each letter of her name. They could be made in advance if needed.

MikeLitoris Tue 10-Sep-13 22:52:37

No idea who made this cake btw. Found it on Google.

glorious Wed 11-Sep-13 07:22:50

Thanks mike that's a good idea (and her name's only 5 letters so not too time consuming). If I just used fondant would I need to judge the blocks and letters by hand or is there some cunning device? I'm guessing not beyond a ruler!

MikeLitoris Wed 11-Sep-13 07:51:49

When I've made blocks before I used two cake smothers. Think they cost a few £ each from amazon.

glorious Wed 11-Sep-13 09:11:55

Great I'll get some. I could spend quite a lot on gadgets and still save money compared to buying the cake smile

MikeLitoris Wed 11-Sep-13 12:31:46

Be careful. I'm slightly addicted to buying cake stuff, it started with a silicone rolling pin and I now have a cupboard full of stuff.

MikeLitoris Wed 11-Sep-13 12:32:06

Be careful. I'm slightly addicted to buying cake stuff, it started with a silicone rolling pin and I now have a cupboard full of stuff.

glorious Wed 11-Sep-13 14:17:43

Yes it's dangerous isn't it. I already have two baking cupboards blush just don't normally do formal icing except for the Christmas cake so I've avoided that side of things so far...

glorious Tue 22-Oct-13 10:49:41

Just wanted to say thanks mike , I did it and it looked great smile thanks

smile any pictures?

glorious Tue 22-Oct-13 19:01:10

I'll see if I can find one. My dad has all the photos so ir may take me a while...

glorious Fri 08-Nov-13 11:26:17

Only got one after it was cut! Plus DH ended up arranging the blocks (long story)

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