This was a great addition to the Christmas Table this year. Lex really enjoyed making and decorating the cake with me and I liked eating the end result! I’ll definitely be doing it again next year. The original idea came from an Asda magazine.
a 6 egg victoria sponge cake batter (6 eggs; 12 oz SR flour, butter and vanilla caster sugar)
1 quantity green buttercream (follow recipe on back of icing sugar packet) and colour 1/4 of it with 150g melted chocolate. Colour the remaining 3/4 green.
Various sweets to decorate (we used dolly mixture and M&Ms)
Fondant icing for the parcels
Writing icing to decorate the parcels
Begin by placing the cake batter into a lined rectangular tin (about 20cms x 25cms) and bake for 30-45 mins till cooked.
Leave to cool and then cut into an xmas tree shape. Save the trimmings. Split the cake and buttercream and jam the inside. Sandwich together again. Spread green buttercream all over the ‘leaf’ bit and chocolate buttercream on the ‘trunk. Decorate. Cut some of the trimmings into parcel shapes, split and fill with buttercream and jam and then cover with fondant. Decorate with the writing icing. Ration out to one piece per day and watch the sugar rush hit the kids!!!
Merry Christmas lol!