Star sparkle cake

A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake

  • Prep:30 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 0
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 20cm fruitcake, see 'Goes well with'
  • 5 tbsp apricot jam (optional)
  • 750g golden marzipan
  • 750g white ready-to-roll icing
  • three 5-pointed star cutters - small, medium and large
  • 30g pack small gold balls
  • approx 65cm length of wide ribbon


  1. Lift the cake onto the cake board or a plate and cover with jam, marzipan and – brushing with water around the sides of the cake only – ready-to-roll icing. Trim at the base.

  2. Press star cutters gently into the icing, stopping when you get to the marzipan. Pull the star shapes out with the cutter, or ease it out with the tip of a knife. Stamp out a couple of small stars from re-rolled trimmings of icing (from icing the cake) and sit them inside the large star-shaped spaces.

  3. Sprinkle the gold balls into the gaps and tie the ribbon around the cake. Can be decorated up to a week ahead.

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