Finished Christmas Cake

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).

I used the Santa and the reindeer I’d made in previous posts. I also made a Christmas tree, just to really crowd out top of my 6 inch round cake!

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Sugarpaste Santa Tutorial

After making a reindeer for my Christmas Cake I decided he might be a bit lonely up there on his own. So I made a Sugarpaste Santa as company for him!

Santa and Rudolf, reunited and ready to be placed on my cake!

Santa and Rudolf, reunited and ready to be placed on my cake!

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!
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Mary Berry’s Classic Rich Christmas Cake

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!
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