That Special Cake.

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That Special Cake.
« on: October 05, 2017, 18:10 »
When do you make your cake for late December use?
I think that last year I made mine ib late October and then fed it weekly, and it was beautiful.
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Re: That Special Cake.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 19:31 »
I try to make mine end of September.
 after saying that ingredients bought but cake still not made!
must try to get it done this week end.
may just line the tins ready ....

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Re: That Special Cake.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 19:46 »
Must get some more brandy, and check what else goes in it!!

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Re: That Special Cake.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 18:27 »
I always used to make mine on Bonfire night when the kids were young but don't often make a full one now as it just sits there waiting to be eaten by me!

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 19:01 »
I don't make mine til just before the day, we don't like a heavily fruited traditional cake any more.
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Re: That Special Cake.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 20:33 »
it just sits there waiting to be eaten by me!
Sounds ideal to me. Last year it lasted me till mid-March!! My problem is not starting it before the big day!

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 21:43 »
it just sits there waiting to be eaten by me!
Sounds ideal to me. Last year it lasted me till mid-March!! My problem is not starting it before the big day!

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 21:54 »
The last time I made a 'special cake', the icing got scrapped off (chiselled probably) and then re-iced for my daughter's christening.  She is now 32 years old! Never bothered to make one again, prefer to make a couple of mousse type desserts that can sit in the freezer and those that want som ething sweet can help themselves.

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 22:17 »
I made a traditional cake last year,(minus the icing,I don't like icing), for the first time in years. I think there might still be a bit left in the cupboard actually. Don't think I'll bother this year as there's only me that eats it & im still trying to get rid of it off my hips lol
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Re: That Special Cake.
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 11:22 »
I usually make mine during 1/2 term when I will usually have a couple of grandchildren to help me. Come the season, family usually take a chunk each so I'm not left with it.

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Re: That Special Cake.
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 19:17 »
Thank you all for your replies. It seems that I am in a very happy position of loving rich, brandy soaked, extravagant fruitcake, the children have flown the nest, and the wife's not too keen on it, so I tend to get a fair percentage of it!
Looking at my calendar, I'm going to have make it next week
Organising my list of wishes to make while I'm stirring it !!!

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 19:25 »
Thinking about it I baked a square one last year halved & quartered it, gave a quarter to my sister, kept a quarter, an eighth to mum & the rest divided again to produce 16ths & decorated those as individual  cakes to give as gifts to various friends, that were well received

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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 20:38 »
Will be doing mine next friday hubbys away all day no interuptions , going back to the bero dundee recipe .
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2017, 21:45 »
Thank you all for your replies. It seems that I am in a very happy position of loving rich, brandy soaked, extravagant fruitcake, the children have flown the nest, and the wife's not too keen on it, so I tend to get a fair percentage of it!
Looking at my calendar, I'm going to have make it next week
Organising my list of wishes to make while I'm stirring it !!!
I thought you made a wish when mixing the festive pudding on “stir-up Sunday “

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2017, 22:06 »
Yes, wishes while stirring the pudding mix  :)


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