With royal icing – its a Christmas cake classic.
Its a while off – but a nice moist Christmas Cake takes time to mature, so I’ve started making them already. If you want an Xmas cake from me this year, give me a buzz and i’ll get the mixing going for you: last orders by Friday 31st October (or if fruit cake is not your thing… its your birthday soon….?).
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Two yule logs, the one at the back for someone less keen on chocolate than most has vanilla sponge with strawberry jam & sauce to cover. The chocolate one was a milk chocolate cake with a white chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting. Did you notice how many times the word “chocolate” was in that sentence? I’ll bet it sure tasted like that as well (in fact i know it did after i got an email saying it was delicious).
Apparently these are called Bûche de Noël for french speakers – who knew ?
This gluten free Christmas cake was made for a relative, and has marzipan & white fondant icing, topped with a Christmas scene of a tree and presents. The tree is decorated the same as their tree! Finished with a big bow, it was delivered on a creme coloured cake stand and gift wrapped in cellophane.
This is a nice tasting recipe for a Christmas Cake – then i make sure I’ve got enough time to liberally drench it in brandy. This years was a 7 star brandy from duty free in a Turkish Airport – so you see i really try to make sure the ingredients are great. Add a nice box, and it’ll either taste good for you – or you can give it as a present.
When only the freshest ingredients will do – you have to go on holiday & keep an eye out for the best sources of spices (Fethiye market) and the cheapest brandy (Dalaman airport duty free). Its 5 star brandy as well, so theres a treat for all this years Christmas cake lovers.
Who can guess what i’m thinking ? (its like a caption contest, just no prizes!)
Not sure if this is really a Toon Army Christmas Cake – but it easily could be, and if anyone wants a football themed Christmas cake you know who to contact.
This was for a customer that recently had a fruit cake for a birthday, thought it was yummy & ordered a Christmas Cake at short notice. I figured that would happen a few times, so I made a few extra – they take so long to make from scratch that i’m finding it better to do a few extra so i can keep regular customers happy.
Listening to a Christmas radio channel, feeling festive: Happy Christmas !
Nearly time for Christmas Cakes to start going to their new homes after many weeks of feeding with brandy to make them nice & moist. Mmmmm.
As a change from last years Santa going down the chimney Christmas Cake theme, i designed this theme for this year. The tree & bush on the cake are just different sizes of stars – you need a lot of cutters but the end result is great.
This is going out in a plain white cardboard box because its too tall for the boxes i’m using on the others.