We’ve teamed up with Woman’s Weekly’s Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, to bring you simple step-by-step Christmas how-to videos. This one shows you how to decorate your Christmas cake
Makes: 1
Total time: 30 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort


    • Brandy
    • Apricot jam
    • Ready-made marzipan to cover a 20cm (8in) round cake
    • Ready-made sugar paste to cover a 20cm (8in) round cake
    • Ready-made green sugar paste for decorating (available from most good cake-decorating shops)
    • Water for sticking
    • Icing sugar for sprinkling


    • Plastic cake scraper
    • Cake crimpers (for decorating, and available from most good cake-decorating shops)
    • Ribbon cut to the length of your cake
    • Chopstick
    • Scissors


    1. Start off by making a simple festive fruit cake. Why not use our date and walnut cake recipe
    1. Next get all your ingredients and equipment ready
    1. Cook along with Sue to make this beautiful cake – it’s easy!

Nutritional information per portion

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.