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How Do I Make Spikey Icing on top of Christmas Cake?

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BaconAndAvocado Tue 17-Nov-15 20:52:49

Usually I cover my cake with the roll-out icing but this year I'd like to try the old-fashioned icing where it sort of spikes up in places.

How is it done?

PotteringAlong Tue 17-Nov-15 20:55:13

this is the Mary berry recipe I use

Love royal icing!

Hassled Tue 17-Nov-15 20:55:32

Royal Icing. Delia has a good recipe - Here. The longer you leave it, the harder it gets - if you want that tooth-cracking experience, ice well ahead of Christmas Eve (which is usually when I get round to it).

HuevosRancheros Tue 17-Nov-15 21:17:21

Tate and Lyle also do a royal icing powder - think it has egg white powder in it, so assume you just add water?

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