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BringMeTea123 Tue 04-Apr-17 16:29:01

Hi all,

We have just started to plan my sons Christening which is in June.
I'm in no way an expert baker, I can make cupcakes and pipe icing. However I wanted to have a go at making his cake myself. (We will still have one professionally made as a back up lol).

What is the icing called that you use on these sort of cakes?... is it marzipan? And how easy is it to make?

I wanted to do a Peter Rabbit theme, where can I get a little Peter figure from to go on top?

And how long would this sort of cake take to make? I was thinking a sponge cake, so what sort of life do these have? Obviously I would need to make it in advance.

Thank you to anybody who takes some time to read this and thank you in advance for any advice and help x

JonesyAndTheSalad Wed 05-Apr-17 09:26:59

If you want a traditional cake then it would be usual to have rolled fondant covering on it...that's the smooth, white or coloured covering you see on most pro cakes.

This is a good basic tutorial . Some people prefer to use a madeira cake rather than a sponge if the cake is going to be large and covered in heavy decoration.

That's because Madeira is more dense and can hold up better.

JonesyAndTheSalad Wed 05-Apr-17 09:28:28

Oh and for Peter Rabbit

BringMeTea123 Wed 05-Apr-17 10:56:19


Thank you for your reply. Not long after I posted this I discovered ready to roll icing so I will be looking in to that now 😊.

Thank you for the advance regarding the sponge too!

4merlyknownasSHD Wed 05-Apr-17 15:36:30

Madeira cake has a longer shelf-life which may help in the run-up to the day. In fact it improves after a couple of days.

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