I built the birds nest around a digestive biscuit to make it easier to transfer onto the cake. For the nest I simply rolled out long, thin sausage shapes and entwined them around each other to create a 'woody' look.
Icing your board really makes your cake stand out all the more. The red fondant icing I have used was bought pre-coloured in a 2.5kg bag. As I have discussed before red roll out icing would break your heart if you were trying to colour it by hand, using white fondant and red food colouring. Save yourself the heart ache and pick up a pre-coloured pack. I also coloured the cream cheese frosting with a dash of 'Wilton Rose Food Colouring' to bring the colour scheme together, but a little goes a long way so add a minuscule amount at a time until you achieve the pale pink colour you want.
- You can find the recipe for my Carrot Cake here. The cream cheese frosting really makes it
and I divide my cake in half lengthways and fill the centre with frosting.
- A very Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to Kate & Ber, here is to 20 more!