If you’re making the Women’s Room Christmas cake, it’s time to feed the Christmas cake with a slug of brandy or rum. Unwrap the base of the cake with care and poke a few holes – five should do it- with a chopstick or skewer. Drip in the alcohol so it soaks in nicely and then wrap the cake up again. Swig covertly from the bottle and make a cook's wish. Store cake base side upside.
For icing the cake you will need the following, so put it on the shopping list for the weekend.
3 tablespoons apricot jam (or sieved marmalade)
750g pack of golden marzipan
2 egg whites
400g icing sugar, sieved
1 pack of Regal-Ice ready-to-roll icing
Assorted cutters, writing icing and food dyes, depending on what you want you final forest of trees to look like.