Christmas Cake – 2015 – Take Three

The final cake for Christmas 2015! We are hosting Christmas for the first time at our house this year, so this one is just for us lot. Another boozy 6-inch from the Bitesize BakehouseΒ kitchen. I modelled another Santa for the centre, and surrounded him with snowflakes. A little festive ribbon to cover the foot of […]

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Christmas Cake – 2015 – Take Two

Christmas cake number two was for my colleagues at work. I took Candelo Bloom‘s advice from my previous post and went down the Reindeer route. Meet (a slightly sad looking) Rudolph. His nose ended up so big that it covered his happy looking mouth. Whoops. This cake was much smaller than my first (6inch vs […]

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Christmas Cake – 2015 – Take One

There are three Christmas cakes coming out of the Bitesize Bakes kitchen this year -just the same as last year (see posts here, here and here). Hopefully, this year I made them look slightly more tasteful than last! This is number one. Number one saw it’s heavy-bottomed way to the annual family gathering last weekend […]

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Christmas Cake Prep

christmas cake rum lime chocolate

The Christmas cake preparations have begun! This year, I have baked three fruit cakes; (two 6 inch, one 8 inch) filled with lime, rum and raisins in place of the more traditional lemon, citrus peel and brandy. Recipe to follow… but for now I’m all ready to start feeding them for the next few weeks […]

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Mince Pie Mountain

You only get to eat them once a year soΒ  why not bake a mountain of mince pies? I baked mine in muffin cases essentially because I’m lazy… it’s a lot easier to wash up the tins this way. Pre-prepared puff pastry with ready made mincemeat layered in the middle. Β A cheats Christmas fix. Here’s […]

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A Novelty Christmas Cake

Christmas cake number two was even more Novelty than Christmas cake number one. I started off by making a great (for me) Santa to prop up one corner… Things then went a little down hill as I produced a slightly odd looking Mrs. Claus and accompanying polar bears that looked more like koalas that anything […]

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Penguin Christmas Cake

This year I decided to focus my attentions on the outside of my Christmas cake a little more. I have made a cheeky little Penguin Christmas cake for my little sister. I am normally one for putting all my energy into the taste of the cake that I sometimes never bother ‘dressing’ it. All I […]

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Snickerdoodles from Santa

I follow a lot of blogs who are based in and around America that post such delicious and inspiring recipes but I am was constantly confronted with conversion difficulties- all those different ingredients and multiple webpages telling you different things. Well… not anymore! I have new toys to play with in my kitchen!! American cup […]

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Gallette de Rois

Gallette de rois

Who (like me) forgot about ‘Stir up Sunday’ a few weeks ago? If you haven’t heard of it before, it is the last Sunday before Advent starts. All the keen bakers out there get their dried fruits out to soak in their chosen alcoholic beverages and start the looooooong arduous process of creating their Christmas […]

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