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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 2:48 am
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Nope. I haven't made one. I wouldn't want to make one. I do enough domestic toil as it is.

Where can I buy a decent Christmas cake . One with marzipan and the proper icing.

Not one with squidgy icing and not one of those that looks like a dundee cake really.
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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 3:31 am
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Nope. I haven't made one. I wouldn't want to make one. I do enough domestic toil as it is.

Where can I buy a decent Christmas cake . One with marzipan and the proper icing.

Not one with squidgy icing and not one of those that looks like a dundee cake really.
If you had given me more notice I would have sent you one. Next year, ok?
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The scary cake lady at the Farmers Market in Blenheim does them, in various sizes. $20-$60. If I remember I will take a photo for you this weekend.
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They don't have real marzipan here (cakes you buy will almost certainly be covered in a layer of artifically flavoured almond icing as well as white icing - mentally sweet and not right at all) but luckily it is very easy to make and you can buy a fruit cake now, feed it a bit of booze over next couple of weeks and then cover with marzipan and icing. Bit more hassle than buying but lot less than making from scratch.
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I would probably make my own marzipan and icing, but a friend of mine bought some marzipan from New World last year and said it was nice.
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Countdown were doing 2 recently, not their own brand, and they were delicious. Yes we've already eaten it. They were on offer for just over $10.00 I think, each weighing 1kg. Really, really nice.
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the Nz christmas cake company fantastic cake take yourself to a uk shop buy marizpan and icing hey presto the cake however is lovely on its own I get one with my ccard points each year although the local hospice sell them or online
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Try making Nigella's chocolate Christmas cake. Made it last year a week before christmas, heavy, rich, sticky and very decadent. Will have a go at making one next weekend, although the recipe seems a bit heavy on coke.
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We made a Gordon Ramsay christmas cake as well as his chocolate fondants

It was f******g delicious!

I'll get the recipe for you if I can find it. I'm sure the wife has it somewhere
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I make my own, almond paste & everything. It doesn't help for this year but I shall make you one next year & send it down if you like. Seriously.
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If you had given me more notice I would have sent you one. Next year, ok?
Yes please .


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I make my own, almond paste & everything. It doesn't help for this year but I shall make you one next year & send it down if you like. Seriously.
and yis please

I've never , ever made a Christmas cake but love the things.

One of my annual presents , from a friend of my old Dad, was a Christmas cake so I never had to even think about such things.

I will cherish them both. Keep one and eat the other straight off

Until next year then ladies.
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and yis please

I've never , ever made a Christmas cake but love the things.

One of my annual presents , from a friend of my old Dad, was a Christmas cake so I never had to even think about such things.

I will cherish them both. Keep one and eat the other straight off

Until next year then ladies.
I shall start it next August so I've plenty of time to give it a good feed.

Almond-pasted mine last Wednesday, so time to start royal icing it tomorrow.

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