Let's make a cake!
Posted 05 January 2019 - 23:11
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 13:45
I make one cake a year pretty much, the Christmas cake. Usually we manage to start it in December, although one year it didn't happen until January (Dec 28th this year!) - usually it's finished by the end of January. I probably end up eating 90% of it...
We usually start ours (making it, that is!) in October / November, and then OH feeds it rather large quantities of brandy every so often until I put the marzipan on. This year it was particularly good, I am told, although as I don't eat dried fruit, I have to rely on hearsay. The marzipan was very nice, though (but I have to admit it was shop-bought this year. One year we made our own marzipan, and I didn't think it was any better - just hopelessly s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y to put on).
This thread is fun. It's enticing me to make a cake this afternoon. Nothing fancy, mind you, just the usual gluten-free, dairy-free variety, with peppermint buttercream in the middle. (Yum!)
Posted 06 January 2019 - 14:02
Oh, yes, the Christmas cake gets made in October, we just usually start eating it some time between Christmas and new year. Shop bought marzipan for me, too. I made marzipan once, and was satisfied that I'd done it, but happy to pay for it ready-made thereafter
I won't be making cake this afternoon, because I can still see remaining Christmas pudding, mince pies, Ecchlefechan tarts and, yes, the Christmas cake!
Posted 06 January 2019 - 15:36
Oh dear, just had a VERY frustrating clothes shopping trip. No cake here for a loooong time!
Posted 06 January 2019 - 21:21
Having said that, the last cake I made (family staying for pre Christmas meet up and present swap) was a gluten free apple cake, since 2 of them are gluten intolerant. Very nice and moist - ground almonds as well as GF flour - and it did double duty, warmed up a bit as pud, with cream, for those two.