I love food, I love cooking, I love baking!!! There is just something about the smell of freshly baking cookies and cake that seems to call to me every time. It is almost an obsessive need to flow with that scent that lingers in the air and just have it all around you all the time. Baking was something I had grown up around and pretty much forgotten about since awhile. I have had my mum experiment with so many different cakes and dishes which made me want to try some for myself.
15-20 small candy canes (we used striped canes from
500g white caster sugar
1 tbsp liquid glucose
2 egg whites
50g sifted icing sugar
18-23cm square or round cake
Tie the small candy canes into groups
with ribbon. Put the white caster sugar, liquid glucose and water in a
pan. Heat until sugar is just melted and syrup turns clear. Take off heat
and whisk the egg whites until stiff, then carry on whisking while
steadily pouring in hot syrup in a stream. Keep beating until thick enough
to spread, then beat in the sifted icing sugar.
Quickly spread the icing over an
18-23cm square or round cake (marzipan covered, if you wish), swirling
roughly. Stick on the candy canes and leave for 1 hr to set.