Friday, 14 December 2012

The cake

This year, I'm spending half my Christmas with my husband's family, none of whom like Christmas cake. Nor dried fruit in any form. Weirdos. I have such fond and clear memories of the cake my grandma made each year. The rock-hard royal icing, decorated with the same little trees, reindeer and sleigh every year. I didn't much care for the cake, instead eating the marzipan and icing on its own.

So I'm thinking of making a cake that goes a little off piste. Luckily, I've found plenty. This little lot all look pretty special, don't you think? 

Clockwise from top right: clementine cake, lemon bundt with pistachios, what looks like a Guinness cake, spiced cranberry bundt, a perfect white iced cake (what's inside?) decorated with chocolate trees, rum and prune cake with caramel, the blingiest cake in the world, cinnamon buns, and a chocolate brownie mousse cake. Phew. 

What would you choose? Or is it tradition all the way in your family?

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