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Christmas cake
Mon 28-Dec-09
11:21 am
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in fact I have a large jar and a small tin, the first a gift from our neighbours and the second from a friend to say thank you for a bread and butter pudding that i cooked for her (the french adore that here!!)

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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Just thought I'd show you our two Christmas cakes (I haven't been able to use my photo site for a little while.)

Our son decorated one of the cakes for our daughter and family. The snowmen. What a brilliant job he made of it, too. magic

Mine is very traditional, but that's what I like. Winter scene with little house, snowman, trees and reindeer.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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They both look lovely cheers

Tue 17-Jan-12
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Val they look brilliant, can you send me over a slice?

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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Thanks, peeps, they were so well-soaked in brandy that they needed eating eeek  wink.

Apologies, Chris, will have to make a special one for you !

 

Funny thing, daughter told us that when she put the snowmen cake on the table, the heads started to disappear. When I heard this, I asked 3-yr-old grandson if he knew what happened to them.

"Oh, they just fell off!" he said.

"Where did they fall?" I asked.

"Into my mouth!" he said with a straight face!

Bless!

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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wave Val they are just fantastic.  Love the snowmen, but your one brought a tear to my eye, so like the one my Mum used to decorate in the same way every year.  Thanks for the memory.  big_hug

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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They look wonderful, Val.  And what a clever son you've got (obviously takes after his mother wink).

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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Apologies, Danuta, for bringing a tear to your eye - though I think my son and daughter are a bit bored with my creation, it's very similar each year.

 

Though, I did make on a couple of years ago which was cooked in a bowl shape, so, when iced, looked like a hill or mound, and we had bears on skis using it as a ski slope, quite funny!!

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Thanks, Sue, embarassed ....

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wave No apology necessary Val.  It was a lovely nostalgic tear.  smile

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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Love the snowmen one Val.

Wed 18-Jan-12
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Both cakes look great- ours have got simpler over the years as the children have moved away- used to be a family activity.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Wed 18-Jan-12
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Super cakes Val!  Well done to you and your son.

I'll try that again!

Sat 17-Nov-12
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A bit late this year – I have only just made my Christmas cake today – well behind Aly, I think laugh

It smells very fruity, with the zest and juice of 4 clementines plus all the regular dried fruits. I used the recipe from Lakeland again (as well as the little individual ones, also Lakeland recipe).

I still have a Christmas pudding from last year, so I haven't made any new ones this year.

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Bought a silicone 6 cup mould today to have ago at the mini cakes ( from £ shop). It's a bit flimsy, but it'll do.

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