Every so often I get asked to do a fruit cake instead of a sponge cake, and for this order a fruit cake with marzipan was the request. I used a light fruit cake recipe that I think is perfect for a celebration cake and a little different to a Christmas fruit cake which is often richer and darker.
This cake was for an 80th birthday for someone that loves their walking. The road sign was made from a lolly pop stick painting with edible brown colouring, the signs themselves were made from cardboard. This cake had to travel from Liverpool to Clitheroe and then to Garstang so I decided cardboard signs would work much better than if they were made out of icing, it would reduce the chance of any breakages!”