Spun Sugar Pile

Liquorice Toffee Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

A nest of very finely spun sugar on top of a cake is a real showstopper. Once mastered, it is a relatively quick, easy and inexpensive way to decorate a cake. However, it needs a little patience and it is essential to follow the instructions very carefully. Caramelised sugar reaches a temperature higher than boiling water and, if not treated with respect, can be very dangerous. Don’t try to do this with young children around! The spun sugar should keep for a few hours in a dry place. Keep i