This Christmas I made a birdcage decorated cake to sit on my Winter Wonderland dessert table. To get the birdcage shape I needed, I baked two 15cm (6") round cakes and half a 15cm (6") ball cake. Below you will find my recipe for a rich fruit cake that is gluten free.
Fruit cakes are ideally made at least a month before you need to decorate and eat it. They should be fed regularly and left to ripen. I feed mine every week.
To see the photograph to go with each decorating step for my birdcage cake , just click the camera icon
Please note the recipe is for one 15cm round cake. You will need to make two round 15cm cakes and one half a ball cake. I used the same mixture for the round ball cake, which I made first so I could put the excess batter in the round tins.