baking a christmas cake

this week on the ILS course I’ll be baking a xmas cake.
i cant wait. i love xmas cake. hasany of my readers had it, i know my UK readers know what xmas cake is but do my US readers know?
basically its a fruit cake which has icing on top. there are spices in there too. you can also put alcohol in there, it makes the cake last longer. however i’m leaving the alcohol out of it.
i’ve only ever made one other xmas cake in my life. that was years ago with the help of a friend. so i am excited to do this.
I’ll have help from a staff member to do it.
I’ll post pics once i bake it and ice it. It takes about 5 hours to bake it, and then you have to leave it for 2 days before icing it.

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

6 thoughts on “baking a christmas cake”

  1. That’s really exciting! I’m sure everyone will love to share something you’ve baked yourself.

    I made my wedding cake, which is basically a giant version of a xmas cake. I had all these plans to do fondant icing but I’d never made it before and I couldn’t get it to look smooth and beautiful so I thought, ok, I’ll do royal icing and just make it all spiky. I decorated it with two tiny teddy bears dressed as us. I hadn’t thought about how hard royal icing sets though, and it was really hilarious because when we went to cut the cake at the wedding reception we couldn’t get through the icing. We’d planned to use a ceremonial sword because of us being in the military, and that didn’t work, so they got a big knife from the kitchen, and that didn’t work either, and in the end they had to take the cake into the kitchen and smash the icing with a mallet. It all still tasted good though, and it makes a good story.

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