25 November 2009
Most cakes, however delicious, are improved in appearance by being iced and decorated. The decoration need not be elaborate and many simple, attractive designs can be very effective. Traditionally, sandwich-type cakes are filled with jam or a filling such as Stork icing and the top and sides may be iced with Stork, Fudge or Glace icing, and decorated. Everyday cakes, Madeira cakes and Gingerbread are not usually iced but the very rich Fruit cakes normally made for occasions such as Weddings and Christmas are first covered with Almond Paste and then with Royal Icing and then some form of decoration.