Painted Poinsettia & Holly Cake

Follow our decorating guide below to create this fabulous Christmas showstopper with Cake Décor Cake Artist Paints, Glitter Spray and Ready to Roll Icing! This Painted Poinsettia & Holly Cake would make the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table!

Equipment required:

6” round, deep cake

8” round, deep cake

10” round, deep cake

Cake Décor White Ready to Roll Icing

Cake Décor Red Ready to Roll Icing

Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray

Cake Décor Gold Cake Artist Paint

Cake Décor Rose Red Cake Artist Paint

Cake Décor Green Cake Artist Paint

250g Red Modelling Paste

Modelling tools

Leaf Impressions

Poinsettia Cutter Set

Holly Leaf Cutter

Flower former

Large rolling pin

Work board

Directions:

Roll the white and red ready to roll icing into 4 long and thin strips using your hands, and twist together until you have 1 long shape

Twist the combined ready to roll icing into the shape of a pretzel and then press together to create a square. Sprinkle icing sugar on top of the work surface and use the large rolling pin to thinly roll it out. Cover the 10”cake with the marbled icing and smooth before cutting off any excess around the edges

Cover the 8” cake with white ready to roll icing. Use the Green Cake Artist Paint to neatly paint holly leaves on the upper half of the cake. Use the Rose Red Cake Artist Paint to add berries. Carefully place this cake on top of the 10” cake

Cover the 6” cake with white ready to roll icing. Use the Gold Cake Artist Paint to paint the whole cake gold. Leave to set for 30 minutes

Once the paint has dried, use the Gold Glitter Spray to add a sparkling layer. Hold the spray approximately 10cm away from the cake and press down on the pump. Repeat until you achieve the desired effect. Place in the centre of the 8” cake

Thinly roll out white ready to roll icing and cut out holly leaf shapes with the cutter. Use the Green Cake Artist Paint to paint the holly leaves and leave to dry for 30 minutes

Roll a number of pea sized balls of ready to roll icing for the berries and paint with the Rose Red Cake Artist Paint. Leave to dry for 30 minutes

Use a dab of water and press down with your finger to secure the iced holly leaves and berries to the cake. Add holly and berries to the bottom edge of each tier and leave to dry for a few minutes

Thinly roll out the red modelling paste and use the poinsettia cutters to create the bracts. Cut out a selection of sizes to create the layers of the flower

Use modelling tools to smooth out and soften the edges of the bracts, before pressing down with the leaf impression moulds to create a veining effect

Individually place the poinsettia bracts in the flower former bowl and use a dab of water to secure them together. Start with a layer of the largest leaves and then gradually use smaller sizes to create the layered effect

Roll a few pea sized balls of white ready to roll icing to add to the centre of the poinsettia, and attach these with water. Use the Gold Cake Artist Paint to paint these gold, and then add a glistening gold layer to the centre of the flower with Gold Glitter Spray. The poinsettias should now be rigid enough to stand on top of the cake, but if not use a small piece of sugarpaste to hold the flower in place

 

Cake Artist Paints are now available from Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Asda.

Glitter Spray is available from Sainsbury’s, Asda, Wilko and The Range.

Ready to Roll Icing is available from Wilko.

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