Merry Christmas everyone!
This year's cake:
Made using my mum's traditional recipe, with cherry brandy instead of Irish whiskey (don't tell her!), and fed with brandy over a few weeks. Decorated with a layer of marzipan and then royal icing. The Christmas tree is made from green fondant, using a snowflake cutter in three different sizes, then stacked up, and stuck with royal icing. The gold star is marzipan, the gifts are fondant icing. Sprayed with Pearl lustre for the sparkly sheen.
With extra decoration by the kids:
Ho Ho Ho!