Have had a few enquiries about Christmas cakes so decided to plan ahead and wondered if anyone could help. I would like to do family Christmas cakes so am looking for a recipe that
1)children would like (so not the traditional fruit cake)
2)I would be able to deliver 7-10 days before Christmas
So I know I could freeze cakes and decorate really close to Christmas but I was thinking how nice it is for the customers to have their cake a few days before they would eat it . This was it would be part of their decorations and they wouldn't feel they should eat it straight away. This would be how a traditional fruit cake would be but I know that it wouldn't be as family friendly if the children won't eat it.
Sorry to ask so soon when I know we haven't even had hallowe'en yet but your comments and ideas would be really welcome.
Madeira cake which you can flavour chocolate always popular with children or vanilla with jam and buttercream. When you do trdaitional recipe its a week to decorate and a week to eat
Hi there - thanks for that. Do you mean traditional Madeira when you say week to decorate week to eat? That would be a good time scale but I haven't left madeiras anywhere near that long before.
hello! I've already started my fruit cakes for christmas so not too early to think about it
I'd be tempted to go with a chocolate mud cake. Their flavour develops after the 3rd or 4th day and seem to stay nice and moist.
I used lindy smith recipe and its her that gave the timescale I have used it for most of my cakes now and never had a problem.
Thanks again to you both - my family and friends will be thrilled that I have to test some new recipes!
I have made fruit cakes using sultanas, dried apricots, dried apple and dried pear instead of the 'traditional' mixed fruit and my kids love it. I also ganache them before the fondant (might have something to do with it).
Just a thought