I have a bit of a blog backlog (guilty face). As a result, in mid February, I am now uploading a picture of my finished Christmas cake (even guiltier face).
If I get time I’ll try to make a snowman and a Christmas Tree. I love making cute little things like this, they’re almost cartoon-y! I’ve a step by step photo tutorial after the cut!
I’m a bit behind on my Christmas Prep, studying for exams is really taking from my baking time! I got the Christmas Cake out of the way on Monday. I used the Classic Rich Christmas Cake recipe from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. I’m loving the Baking Bible at the moment – the Chocolatines were another successful recipe from the same book!
I just made a 6 inch round – not many people eat Christmas cake in my house, so I’m only making a small one this year. It’s mostly to have a cake to cut into on Christmas Eve so we can leave a slice out for Santa! Christmas is all about traditions!
The recipe itself was easy to follow, and I’ve step by step pictures after the cut. I also got to use my Homemade Mixed Peel in this! I’ll feed this cake with whiskey for a week or so and then put marzipan on a week before I ice it. I’ll post again when I’ve decorated it! For now, I just can’t wait til my exams are over so I can go full force baking!