I have stopped making a fruit Christmas cake at Christmas time as only two of us like it so we end up throwing away about half a cake in February. However, I still want to have a special cake for Christmas. A few years ago I bought a Christmas Tree cake tin (which you can see here) which worked very well, but I fancied something new, so when I saw this Gingerbread House shaped tin I had to have it! I bought mine on Amazon as it was £10 cheaper than in the shops.
Again, I was a bit apprehensive about whether it would turn out properly with the little tree shapes & gables so I had a trial run.
I made the recipe that came with the tin which is a spicy, gingery cake which is nice & moist. I think I will bake one for the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair Tea Room this year.
What do you think? And what sort of cake do you like at Christmas?
A rather pressing engagement! ;-)
11 hours ago