Christmas Cakes

xmasIts 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….?).

see this page for previous, or click the “christmas cakes” tag on the left navigation bar

 

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Yule Logs

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 ?

Yule Log

Yule Log

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Christmas Fruit Cake

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.

tall christmas cake

tall christmas cake

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Mmmmm, Christmas Fruit Cake

Yummy, moist fruit cake. Bet you’re wishing you’d ordered one now – bet that dry ole thing from the supermarket didn’t really do it for you. Its too late now – but next year, give me a call in October or November. Of course if you have an unusually well planned  life – call me in the new year 😉

ivy christmas cake with wide ribbon

ivy christmas cake with wide ribbon

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Red & White Christmas Cake

This christmas cake has nothing to do with Sunderland FC, it was just a set of nice colours that my daughter covered this cake with – it must run in the family.

red and white christmas cake

red and white christmas cake

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Buying fresh spices for Christmas cakes in Turkey

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!)

Fresh Spices For Christmas Cakes

Fresh Spices For Christmas Cakes

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Santa Claus Christmas Cake

When Santa got stuck up the chimney……. and this is what it looks like as a Christmas Cake. Cute ?

This was for someone that wanted a small Christmas gift cake.

 

Santa Claus Christmas Cake

Santa Claus Christmas Cake

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Toon Army Christmas Cake?

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 !

Toon Army Christmas Cake

Toon Army Christmas Cake

 

 

 

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Christmas Cakes Ready

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.

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake from Whitley Cakes

Christmas Cake from Whitley Cakes

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