Big Cakes: Sweet Shop

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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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A feast for a child’s eye (just don’t expect the cake to be eaten first). Any selection of sweets can be used; pile them high! I have used the old-fashioned sorts that I used to buy on Saturdays as a child. My own children love them, too.



Place the cake on a clean board. Lightly dust a work top with icing sugar (dust your rolling pin, too) and roll out the sugarpaste into a circle no thinner than 5mm and slightly larger than the diameter of the cake and sides.

Lift the sugarpaste with your hands or loosely wrap it around the rolling pin, place it over the cake and gently smooth around the sides, covering the cake. Do not