Monday 26 November 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Mouse Cake in Pastel Colours

The festive season is almost upon us and if you are looking for ideas on how to decorate your Christmas Cake, then this ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Cake makes a fabulous centre piece to your Christmas table. I’ve chosen pastel sugarpaste colours to use on my Mice in Bed Christmas Cake, but you can follow the concept in any colour scheme.

Here are some hints and ideas on how I made this ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Cake:

To make the bed head board, I cut a thin cake board to size, and covered both sides in white sugarpaste. I used a ribbon cutter and an edge-crimper to emboss the panelling. I created the posts by covering plastic cake dowels in fondant.The mice in bed were modelled in flower paste coloured with Dark Brown food colouring paste and the detailing was picked out in ivory and black coloured flower paste.

The Christmas fruit cake was covered in marzipan and sugarpaste, then I made the pillows by making little “ravioli” shaped parcels on sugarpaste encased in a flower paster cover. Before drying out, I dented the pillows so that the mice head would be able to rest naturally in them. The blanket was made from loosely draped sugarpaste, which I coloured into a light mint green colour for a subtle pastel Christmas Cake.

To make the stockings, I rolled a long sausage of Christmas Red sugarpaste, which I cut into three pieces and shaped. I hollowed out the top of stockings so that I could tuck in a present once they had dried out. Before adding the white “fur” trim, I roughed up the surface of my white fondant with a bristle brush to create a textured finish.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!

Hope that this has given you ideas for decorating your own Christmas Cake, do let me know what you think.

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  1. That is gorgeous! Sooo cute! I don't know how you're going to be able to cut into it though, Dips. I don't think I could. x

  2. This is brilliant, Ive not seen a cake like this before

  3. Wow this is fantastic, can you send a slice my

  4. Oh wow, this cake is absolutely amazing! Love it. But I do not think that I could bear to cut it up and eat it, as it is just so gorgeous.

    Heike xx

  5. oh my goodness how super ... yes like everybody else I could never cut into this work of art ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  6. Wow you really are clever! Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

  7. Fantastic cake don't think I would like to cut into it either
    carol x

  8. Oh wow, this is absolutely wonderful! I showed it to oh and you even got a wow from him too. So much work, immsure it will go down a treat. I love the mice and everything about it. Maddy x

  9. WOW!! This is amazing. I love those little mice and there stockings.

  10. What a great piece of work - soo cute!

  11. wow this is brilliant x

  12. This is the most gorgeous the sweet little mice...x

  13. Absolutely gorgeous. They are sooo cute, I couldn't bear to eat it!

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