I’m in a big hurry to get everything done this week, and coming up with a Christmas Cake design had been on the to-do list for while, so I quickly set about doing this today. For my Luxury Rich Fruit Christmas Cakes this year, I have gone for an all-white snowflake design with just a hint of silver. It’s pretty and sparkly and will blend with all Christmas colour themes. The rich fruit cake contains currants, sultanas, raisins, cherries, peel, apricots, blanched and ground almonds, brandy, lemon and spices in addition to the usual flour, dark brown sugar, treacle, eggs etc. They can also be made with sherry, whiskey or Cointreau instead of the brandy. They are available in two sizes and come on a cake drum, with a white satin ribbon around the cake and fully gift boxed – see www.thesweetkitchen.co.uk for full details.
As we all know, lots of people do not like the traditional fruit cakes these days, so for them I have made some complementary sponge cupcakes in Snowflake, Robin and Christmas Tree.