Recipe: The best ever Christmas cake {part 2!}

It’s time to decorate our Christmas cakes! Back in November, just before Stir-Up Sunday, I shared my favourite ever Christmas cake recipe. After periodically feeding it with PX sherry over the last month, it’s now time to cover it in marzipan and icing, and to make it look pretty.
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Recipe: The best ever Christmas cake {part 1!}

Tomorrow is Stir-Up Sunday! For me, this is the real start of the festive season. I know it’s traditional to make a Christmas pudding this weekend, but I usually make a Christmas cake; I love the decoration element, and how easily it can be shared around family and friends to spread a little festive joy. Over the years I’ve tried out various different recipes for Christmas cake, but this is the best one I’ve found. It doesn’t involve soaking fruit overnight, and the final result is gorgeously fruity, moreish and (sorry, Mum!) …moist. I’ve made many a cake which turned out to be slightly bitter or dry – such a disappointment after all the time and effort you put in – but this recipe is spot on.
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Recipe: Mince pie cupcakes

I’d like to share a recipe from my beautiful friend and fellow food blogger, Jennie (aka Scarlet Scorch Droppers). Jennie and I met at college, and – reflecting on well over a decade of friendship – many of our adventures together, unsurprisingly, seem to revolve around food. From decadent afternoon teas in London, to beachside plates of fried rice on the island of Cheung Chau, to homemade bread dipped in oozy baked Camembert, Jennie and I are avid food fiends – and proud of it! I hope this awesome lady and I will share many more food-related exploits in the years to come.
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