Royal Icing

If you have been following my Christmas cake baking over the last few weeks you will know that I always make a Glacé Fruit Christmas Cake – I love the light crumbly texture and sparkling jewelled fruits. It’s also great if you need an emergency last minute cake. I made […]

Cakes, Christmas

Almond Icing (Marzipan)

I always decorate my glacé fruit Christmas cake as I would a traditional rich fruit Christmas cake with almond icing (or marzipan icing) and royal icing. You can buy some very good ready made marzipan or almond icing but if I have time I like to make my own. My […]

Christmas, Cakes

Glacé Fruit Christmas Cake

This Glacé Fruit Christmas Cake is ideal if you need a last minute Christmas cake or are looking for an alternative Christmas cake to the traditional rich fruit cake. It is also known as Light Christmas Cake but I really like to call it Glacé Fruit Christmas Cake. I first […]

Christmas, Desserts

Christmas Pudding

This Sunday November 20th, the last Sunday before advent, is ‘Stir Up Sunday’ – the traditional day for making your Christmas Pudding. The Collect for this Sunday starts: ‘Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people…’, and is an apt reminder that it is time […]