Big Cakes: Eastern Fantasy

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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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This enchanting cake has a branch of fabric hydrangea and berries with a little bird sitting in the foliage. Layered organza, velvet and bejewelled ribbons hug the sides.



Colour the sugarpaste the day before, making a pale pistachio green with the 3 food colour pastes.

To cover the cake with sugarpaste, remove any star anise flowers from the top and turn it upside down on a clean work surface, so the flat base is uppermost. Warm the jam gently in a small pan, then push it through a sieve and brush it all over the c