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When can I decorate my Xmas cake?

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Kayzr Thu 10-Nov-11 17:24:50

I'm feeling rather impatient after a trip to the local cake decorating shop.

Is it far too early to do the cake now?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:32:49


Kayzr Thu 10-Nov-11 18:59:39

I'll just have to make another cake to decorate.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Nov-11 21:04:18

blush Sorry. I should say, I don't know anything about whether it's too early or not. I was being flippant and bandying about a gavel. (surely it should be a palette knife in the cakes topic?!)grin


I'll just have to make another cake to decorate.

Now, THAT sounds like a plan...grin

VeryStressedMum Fri 11-Nov-11 13:10:33

I think it's best to leave the icing until as late as possible (can't remember the reason, icing goes hard?), You should marzipan it then leave it for a few days to a week then ice it and decorate it. Or decorate it now and eat it then just make another one smile

JustinHawkinstooearlymustdache Fri 11-Nov-11 13:17:00

if you ice it now, you can't feed it anymore shock

WipsGlitter Fri 11-Nov-11 13:20:56

Is whisky the only option for feeding? Any non alcoholic alternatives?

JustinHawkinstooearlymustdache Fri 11-Nov-11 13:44:45

make some very strong black tea, you can feed it that as well

but make a fresh brew each time smile

VeryStressedMum Fri 11-Nov-11 18:05:38

You can soak the dried fruit and feed it orange juice too.

Amandaj66 Thu 12-Nov-15 12:08:30

I'm feeding mine with sweet sherry, hic!! I was also thinking about icing my cake now but hadn't thought about not being able to feed it anymore!! I'll just have to be patent!!

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