Thursday, 22 December 2011

First Christmas Cake

Well today I made an unfamiliar cake, a Christmas cake. I'll be honest, my baking is quick and easy, not something that can be said about Christmas cake (it took 3 1/2 hours just to cook it!), but when I saw a BARGAIN in Sainsburys I couldn't resist. They had a Christmas cake kit reduced from £12.99 to.... £2!!!! It had everything you needed to make the cake (flour, fruit, nuts etc) amd you only had to add butter and eggs, and decorations, but those were things I already had.
So today I had the time set aside to make it, and another Ann Pickard inspired idea for the decoration. I even found a tutorial on Youtube to show you how to make the snowmen if you haven't seen her before. Its here.

Anyway, here it is, in all its glory! I added some coal to their bellies, but unfortunately the food colouring ran a little bit. Think I was a little too liberal with it!
As this may be my last post before Christmas I'd like to wish you all a very blessed Christmas time, and I pray you would know the joy of Christ this season.
Happy Christmas!
Bethan x

1 comment:

  1. Love the cake and the snowmen are adorable! I bought the exact same cake kit and I'm pleased to say mine turned out better than I had expected, quite moist, but I had dowsed with a bit too much brandy a couple of weeks before Christmas. I didn't get around to decorating mine, so is not so Christmassy as yours! Kerry xx