Is It Christmas Already?

If the shops are anything to go by then yes, the build up to Christmas has begun. Sainsburys had a selection of Christmas goodies on display when I was there last week, I’m guessing that after Halloween they will ramp up the tinsel and carols. But there are two Christmas traditions that we need to start thinking about now, Christmas cakes and puddings, so that they can mature and be ready to adorn your table on Christmas day.

So, its time to order your cakes and puddings from Cakes & Cardies now. I will be baking them the first week of November so I need to have your orders by Wednesday 29th October.

6in Christmas cake with marzipan and fondant icing £45.00

8in Christmas cake with marzipan and fondant icing £50.00

6in Christmas cake with marzipan and royal icing £40.00

8in Christmas cake with marzipan and royal icing £45.00

Prices include feeding your cake with whiskey all through November and December until it is iced, boxed and delivered!


Above is one of last years’ cakes with royal icing, obviously the fondant will be a smoother affair. If you want particular decorations on the cake that can be accommodated (last year one of my commissioned cakes had sheep and trees on it!) otherwise I will be decorating with snowflakes and sparkly dust! Check out the reviews for last years’ cakes here.

The recipe is my mother’s, she has been using it for many years (too many to name!) and I have been using it for the last five years. It is a traditional fruit cake that benefits from feeding with whiskey once baked, you end up with a rich, moist cake that will make a wonderful centrepiece for your festive table.

1 pint (or in new money 500ml) Christmas pudding £10.00

2 pint (or in new money 1ltr) Christmas pudding £15.00

Again the recipe is my mothers’ and has an abundance of fruit, guinness, whiskey and Christmas spices. Steamed for about 7 hours this will come in a plastic lidded pudding bowl with instructions for cooking and serving attached.

If you have any other festive needs then please get in contact and we will do what we can to meet them. Call us on 07905152948 or email on

P.S. Don’t forget to order your Halloween barmbrack by 26th October


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