How to Frost Fruit for the Top of a Cake

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How to Frost Fruit for the Top of a Cake
Use sugared cherries to decorate a cake. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Frosted fruit is sometimes called sugared fruit and you can use it to add both decoration and flavour to a cake. Small pieces of fruit are covered with a layer of extra fine sugar to give them a sparkling appearance. While frosted fruit cake decorations may look impressive, the process is simple enough for a child to complete. You can even use the same technique to frost nuts or edible flowers to use as cake decorations as well.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Small whole fruits
  • Water
  • Paper towel
  • Pasteurised egg whites
  • Pastry brush
  • Superfine sugar
  • Waxed paper

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  1. 1

    Wash a small whole fruit gently under cool running water and then dry it with a paper towel. Apples, pears, cherries, plums or any small fruit with an edible skin will work.

  2. 2

    Brush pasteurised liquid egg whites onto the entire exterior of the fruit with a pastry brush.

  3. 3

    Roll the piece of fruit into superfine sugar immediately.

  4. 4

    Place the fruit on a piece of waxed paper and wait for the liquid egg whites to dry. The sugar coating on the fruit will become firm to the touch when this happens.

  5. 5

    Arrange the frosted fruit on top of your iced cake.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use coloured decorating sugar to add even more colour to your cake decorations.

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