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my crimbo cake
« on: December 31, 2014, 19:16 »
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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 20:27 »
Very nice, I didn't make one for the 2nd year running
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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 00:34 »
That Is very stylish.  :)

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 09:01 »
Thank you , I love Thewordwemustnotsay cake but im thinking of not doing one , no one seems to eat it any more and my waist line carnt take the strain :wacko:  .
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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 09:09 »
Very smart Chrissie  :)

I made one for the first time in three years, this Thewordwemustnotsay, with just marzipan as a topping, caramelised with a blow torch. It looked better than that sounds!

 It has mainly been eaten now thank goodness. the birds may well end up with the remains to protect our own health  :lol:

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 10:06 »
I do mine with marzipan and top with crystallised fruit and nuts.

 I used to do the modelled iced novelty cakes when my son was small but no one ever ate the icing cos it was too sweet.
And Mr Bee eats the lot. I make one for him a mini one for aged parents and for son.

I eat a sliver to try out a new recipe each year but it is Mr Bee who eats it all. And he doesn't put any weight on, the swine.

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 16:07 »
I usually make a lighter glace fruit cake, but as I wanted to make the neighbours a classic British style Thewordwemustnotsay cake I made two out of one mix (changed the fruit to suit what I could get here). They were fondant iced and marzipaned but very thinly as I didn't have much of either. The icing dried nicely and the marzipan went squidgy because of the brandy in the cake. More fruity than cakey but really nice with a few slivers of Manchego cheese to take the sweetness off. I must admit I really like it. No idea if the neighbour would have liked it, her daughter, who lives away, had it for her birthday celebrations along with celebration bread decorated with the Thewordwemustnotsay biscuits we gave them. The cake went home with the daughter, predictably. Most stuff seems to go there and they run a cafe!

I might try to find out if they managed to get any, seems a shame, it looked really nice.

As does your's Chrissie. I used snowflake punch but I might try your trees another time.

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 13:55 »
I started off trying the embroidery style icing but it didnt look as good blue on white , doing white on a color is better  i found , i love marzapan  so its thick i think i will go back to my old recipe this one is more cake than fruit its ok but needs more fruit .
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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 14:49 »
Chrissie, I used roll out icing for the cake and snowflakes then highlighted the snowflakes with pearl edible paint. I can't remember where I got it but it was possibly Hobbycraft, it was a couple of years ago so I expect you can get it in Tesco now! If you used it on a nearly dry brush it would highlight your basket work



It's not as dark as it looks here, I used a flash

More like this without the shadow of my head!

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 15:15 »
Awww all beautiful cakes.

We love the icing AND the marzipan AND lots of fruit, but since losing the excess weight, I make smaller ones.  Particularly as I make a small one for my Nici, who is the only one in her family that likes fruit cake.

My decoration was just stuck on bits though, didn't feel very imaginative!  (never do actually! lol)


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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 16:01 »
The one I made for SIL
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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 16:17 »
Lovely cakes. Love the snowflakes. The penguin is very topical with the John Lewis advert Mum :D

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 16:30 »
Yes, it was the snowman from the advert last year - I try to keep it topical  :lol:

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 16:42 »
Lovely MOS ;)

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Re: my crimbo cake
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 16:47 »
Snowflakes are so easy - if you don't break all the little branchy bits off

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