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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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

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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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