Hi - I am an inexperienced baker, but I practised making a sponge/madeira type cake with my Mum a few months ago and it worked. However I lost the piece of paper with it on and Mum has since passed away, and I desperate to make it like we did! I was planning on using fondant icing and have bought a cake topper - could I use buttercream icing to hold the topper on, or is there a better way?
Would appreciate a recipe if anyone has one of a cake that will hold the weight of icing etc. Thanks.
Is the topper icing or plastic? If it is icing then a little vodka/water brushed where you want the topper to go will hold it in place, if it is plastic then if you mix a little fondant with water to make a thickish glue and use that to stick the topper on.
As for madeira cake I use the wedding cake recipe on the Good Food website, it works well and I have never had a flop with it.