How to: make a Santa hat cake cover

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    This Santa hat cake cover is absolutely gorgeous and a guaranteed talking point for your Christmas entertaining! Here’s how to make one…

    Step 1 Use a 250g block of ready-to-roll red fondant and form it into a flat disc. Place it in the middle of a cake covered in marzipan to create a mound shape for the hat.

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    Step 2 On a large sheet of greaseproof paper dusted with cornflour, roll out a 500g block of ready-to-roll red fondant into one large sheet. Brush the marzipan with warmed apricot jam.

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    Step 3 Use a rolling pin to transfer the sheet of fondant over the centre of the cake.

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    Step 4 Arrange the fondant around the cake to create a hat shape, folding it in to make the hat tip.

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    Step 5 Mould the fondant to the sides of the cake to secure it against the marzipan.

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    Step 6 Dust off the excess cornflour and brush with a very small amount of water to neaten. Smooth the sides of the cake and trim any excess from the bottom.

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    Step 7 Brush the bottom rim of the cake with warmed apricot jam.

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    Step 8 Place a long strip of white fondant around the bottom rim of the cake, making sure that it is long enough to go around the whole cake. Trim to the cake size.

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    Step 9 Add a bit more apricot jam to the tip of the hat.

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    Step 10 Roll a ball of white fondant and attach it to the tip of the hat.

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    Step 11 Use a piping bag fitted with a small star-shaped nozzle (or a tin of ready-to-use icing) to decorate the white trim.

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    Step 12 Finish decorating the top half of the cake trim with more buttercream icing.