This year Tim made another Christmas Cake. It took several weeks to bring into being, and literally pounds of candied fruit and nuts. We made sure to baste it repeatedly with a brandy wash over the weeks, and the last bit was a layer each of marzipan and royal icing. I think it was fully decorated for less than 24 hours before we decided to cut in to it: though I did get a couple of pictures first.
It’s always surprised me that some people claim that they do not enjoy Christmas Cake. For me it is one of the highlights of the season. It is definitely a holiday treat… I don’t think I’d enjoy such a heavy cake in July, but at this time of year I love it.
Next year I’m going to weight the full model before we start to eat.