Big Cakes: Maypole

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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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For centuries an expression of joy and hope celebrating the start of spring. You could even cover the whole cake with a carpet of sugar flowers. I have specified the ribbons I used, but do take these instructions only as a guide.



To make the maypole, twist the white ribbon all around the tube tightly and glue at both ends. Next, take the 6 lengths of coloured 3mm ribbon and, starting at one end, wind them together tightly round and round the tube. Again, the ribbons need to be fastened at the bottom of the pole (I took them inside the tube and glued firmly). At the top end, secure them inside the pole, then cascade them