Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A Royal Treat

I don't know about you, but of all of the fabulously choreographed design that combined to make William & Catherine's Royal Wedding just perfect, I was probably most excited about the cake.  I couldn't wait to see it, and flickr did not disappoint.  Fiona Cairns masterpiece was for me, well... the icing on the cake.  After staring at photos of Fiona's 8 tiers of iced magnificence for an embarrassingly long period of time, I noticed a link to the McVitie's chocolate refrigerator cake, which also turned out to be a little bit awesome.

Royal icing is so far a little (or long way) out of my repertoire, but anyone can make a refrigerator cake, right?  So Bank Holiday Monday afternoon I set myself on a mission to make some posh mini refrigerator cakes, and around one and a half hours later these little cuties were ready to munch.

The finished refrigerator cakes - topped with pistachio & cranberries

Stage 1- melted white chocolate, then chilled

Stage 2 - the yummy centres (chopped nuts and dried berries)

Stage 3- melted dark chocolate with golden syrup, crushed rich tea biscuits and chopped nuts & berries

Stage 4- thoroughly chilled & turned out

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