Sunday 28 November 2021

Baking Christmas cakes. #MySundaySnapshot

I have been thinking of my great Aunt over the past week. She passed away earlier this year. She used to make 3 Christmas cakes every year. One for her daughter, one for my dad and one for me. Last year because of Covid was the first year that she didn't and she joked that I would have to learn to make one for myself and I did last year, she was so proud of me despite me ringing her a few times and asking loads of questions. Early this year when she was unwell she said I had to take over making my dad a Christmas cake and I have taken up the challenge.

 During the week I baked a couple of Christmas cakes. I just used a kit, I wouldn't know where to start with making them from scratch and they turned out pretty well. They probably aren't as tall as they should be but once I've added the marzipan and the royal icing they'll be great.

Christmas cake

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  1. Just so you know...I have a recipe on my blog for Christmas cake. It's really not that hard to make, it's more the baking of it, it has to be wrapped up well before going in the oven for a long long time. Then I feed mine with alcohol (usually brandy) every week until I ice them just before Christmas. They do make the house smell nice. x

  2. Ooo that looks delicious x #mysundaysnapshot

  3. So sorry to hear about your great aunt, but how lovely that you are taking on her job and making the Christmas cake for your dad!

  4. That looks amazing and so scrumptious! Your Auntie would be super proud of you :) Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.