Mini Christmas cakes

baking, cakes, christmas

Since I got back from Arizona a few days ago I have had to hit the ground running in order to marzipan and fondant ice my prepared traditional fruit cakes. I make these every year as my major fund raiser for local charities and cancer research. Here is a selection from the first batch.

I experimented with red and blue base colours this year, but while I thought they photographed well, they actually didn't sell. I think people are quite traditional when it comes to Christmas cakes.

If you do sell your cakes at Christmas fayres, and haven't tried the smaller sizes, I would give them a try. There is almost as much work as in a large one, so you do have to price accordingly, but lots of people think they are the perfect small gift for an elderly neighbour or a gift for your children's teacher.

I think traditional Christmas cakes are so yummy and so pretty. Will post a selection from my next batch. Planning a cake free day tomorrow though!


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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    • Thank you! I have two sizes of mini tins 2″ and 21/2″ set in a shallow tray -16 moulds in each. You can buy liners which work well and mean you don’t have to prepare the tins. Not sure if you are in UK but I am pretty sure I bought them in UK and possibly via Lakeland. I don’t have a jumbo cupcake pan, but if they have straight sides you probably could use it. I would put a grease proof disc in the bottom of each though to prevent sticking.


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