Sweet shop

Sweet shop

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Bake and Decorate
Serves
8
Photographer
Laura Edwards

A feast for a child’s eye (just don’t expect the cake to be eaten first). Any selection of sweets can be used; pile them high! I have used the old-fashioned sorts that I used to buy on Saturdays as a child. My own children love them, too.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 Family chocolate cake, iced over the top and sides
icing sugar, to dust
1kg white sugarpaste
60g white royal icing

A selection of sweets, such as:

Quantity Ingredient
2 candy canes
1 sugar mouse
2 sweetie bracelets
1 necklace
1 small packet sugar hearts
6 striped marshmallows
3-4 flying saucers
40-50 jelly beans

Method

  1. Place the cake on a clean board. Lightly dust a work top with icing sugar (dust your rolling pin, too) and roll out the sugarpaste into a circle no thinner than 5 mm and slightly larger than the diameter of the cake and sides.
  2. Lift the sugarpaste with your hands or loosely wrap it around the rolling pin, place it over the cake and gently smooth around the sides, covering the cake. Do not stretch the sugarpaste and work as quickly as you can, as it will dry out fairly quickly. Cut away any excess and seal it in a polythene food bag at room temperature for future use (providing it doesn’t have fudge icing on it). Smooth the top and sides all over with the palms of your hands; any lumps, bumps or blemishes can hopefully be removed now.
  3. Arrange the sweets randomly over the surface of the cake, with the jelly beans around the base, sticking them all on with the royal icing.
Tags:
Baking
Cakes
decorating
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