By Fiona Cairns
It is said that you can trace old Roman roads in Britain by the wild cherry trees that grew up from stones spat out by legions as they marched! Here is a very simple cake decorated with cherry sweets as a tribute to them.
Place the cake flat base up on a clean board or work surface. Brush the jam all over it. Lightly dust a clean, flat surface with icing sugar (dust your rolling pin too) and roll out the sugarpaste into a rectangle no thinner than 5mm and slightly larger than the cake and sides.
Lift the sugarpaste with your hands or loosely roll it around the rolling pin, place it over the cake and gent