Orange Italian Cream Cake
2 dozen small fresh boxwood sprigs
3 dozen sour cherry candies
Glazed Tangerine Segments
Sugared Fruit Ribbons
1. Just before serving, arrange boxwood sprigs, cherry
candies, Glazed Tangerine Segments, and Sugared Fruit Ribbons in a
pattern to form a garland around the outer edges of your cake.
Note: Boxwood makes a nice garnish but is poisonous if
ingested, so be sure to warn guests. Sour cherry candies are
available by the pound at supercenters. They are also available at
some grocery stores. Any round red candies may be substituted.
Glazed Tangerine Segments: Separate a peeled tangerine into
individual segments, and brush lightly with corn syrup to create
the appearance of glazed fruit.
Sugared Fruit Ribbons: Create ribbons from
strawberry-flavored chewy fruit rolls by the foot. (They come in a
4.5-oz. package. One roll will provide enough ribbon for the
garland.) Unroll fruit roll, and remove paper backing. Using
scissors, cut roll in half lengthwise to form 2 narrow ribbons.
Brush both sides of each ribbon lightly with water, and sprinkle
evenly with granulated sugar. Let stand 15 minutes on wire rack or
until dry. Cut into desired lengths, and arrange as desired in the