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Christmas Cake Decorating

Saturday afternoon was spent decorating our Christmas Cake. As usual, the cake was baked weeks ago and has been being fed with brandy at regular intervals since. I then covered it in a double layer of marzipan last weekend. A double layer because I like marzipan and I’m the only one who eats the cake!...

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Christmas Cake Decorating

Having baked the Christmas cake quite a few weeks ago, it was finally time to start decorating it today. I used a different recipe for the cake this year and had been feeding it with brandy for about 6 weeks. It seemed a little more moist than cakes of previous years but was looking good....

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65th Birthday Cake

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday the other day so we baked her a nice chocolate celebration cake. It’s a birthday cake recipe that we got from the Volcanic Kitchens cookbook that we brought back from New Zealand. It makes a lovely chocolate cake that we use for all sorts of occasions. It wouldn’t be a...

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Honey Show and Honey Cake Competition

With Anna at band and Morgan surgically attached to his computer it was just me attending the honey show this year. We didn’t really have anything to exhibit though as we didn’t get any honey this year. I did submit a few photos to the photo competition and of course baked the honey cake. There were loads...

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Giant Jaffa Cake Cake

While Anna was out all day on Sunday I decided to bake a giant jaffa cake cake. It’s a Jamie Oliver recipe from his Jamie’s Comfort Food book. We haven’t actually cooked many recipe from here yet so it was time to change that. Essentially you make a very rich pancake batter that not only...

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Giant Stollen Baking for Christmas

I had quite a bit of marzipan left over after baking and decorating our Christmas cake this year. That’s nothing unusual as I did have more than 1kg of the delicious yellow almond paste and with only one cake to cover this year I didn’t use it all. The leftover marzipan would usually sit there, gradually...

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Christmas Cake Decorating

Christmas is creeping up on us faster than I would like and there’s still so much to do. I have this week off and had hoped to get everything ready early in the week so that I could then spend some days relaxing and doing things with Morgan before Christmas. The list of things to...

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This Year’s Christmas Cake

I was back from our activity weekend by mid afternoon on Sunday. I therefore had plenty of time to unpack, was things out and then do some chores. Tidying the house a little, cleaning out the fishtank and then as Anna cooked dinner I made a start on this years Christmas Cake. Yep, it’s that...

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Builders Brownies

We’ve been feeling guilty as we haven’t been here to supply the workmen with tea and cakes whilst they’ve been creating a new drive for us. So today I decided to bake some brownies for them. Not just any old brownies either, but delicious salted caramel brownies. The perfect ‘builders brownies’ in fact. Mind you,...

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Santa Christmas Cake

Our Santa Christmas Cake is ready. Anna’s been busy playing in the band recently, concerts here, concerts there and various fund-raising sessions at Morrisons, so whilst she was out playing a concert to the Llanafan WI on what was a very wet Saturday afternoon, Morgan and I set about decorating our Christmas cake. I had...