TRADITIONAL BRITISH CHRISTMAS CAKE – Bake Together


TRADITIONAL BRITISH CHRISTMAS CAKE – Bake Together

By Caro


Here you will find a traditional British Christmas Cake, that has been used in my friend Christine’s family for many generations & is nearly 100 years old. Read about the traditional process that many families follow, as well the history behind this recipe.

From 2020, this has been run as a Bake-together in Facebook group GBBO Fans (Great British Bake Off/Baking Show). Broken down into parts, this series details the process from start to finish, which begins in October. Includes lots of tips, as well as tables for reductions if you want to use smaller tin sizes. Note it will continually be updated, so great idea to check back often 🙂



100 YEARS OF FAMILY MEMORIES PRESERVED IN ONE CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPE –

Read all about the Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe by Be-Ro, that my friend and her family has used for 100 years.

go to 100 year Traditional Christmas Cake article


TRADITIONAL CHRISTIMAS CAKE – GBBO FANS BAKE-TOGETHER

– PART 1 Soaking The Fruit

Start from Part 1 for making your Traditional Christmas Cake with us – the preparing of the dried fruit.

go to Traditional Christmas Cake Part 1

For the full download of Part 1 Soaking The Fruit, click ‘download’ button below


TRADITIONAL CHRISTIMAS CAKE – GBBO FANS BAKE-TOGETHER

– PART 2 – Baking The Cake

Read how to make this Traditional British Christmas Cake (click below)

Traditional Christmas Cake Bake-together Part 2

Or Click below to watch the video of making the Christmas Cake

GO TO PART 2 VIDEO – Baking the Christmas Cake

For the full download of Part 2 Baking The Cake, click ‘download’ button below


PART 3 – THE CAKE ‘FEEDING’ – Learn how and why to ‘feed’ your British Christmas Cake up until Christmas Time.

Go to video of Feeding A Christmas Cake


PART 4 – BE-RO COVERINGS FOR YOUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAKES

Some traditional examples of how to cover your Christmas cakes

How To Cover The Christmas Cake – Part 4


PART 5 – HOW TO COLOUR FONDANT FOR YOUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAKE

How to easily colour fondant to your own colours and shades and save buying lots of pre-coloured

Colouring Fondant For A Christmas Cake


PART 6 – FONDANT TOPPER IDEAS – BEGINNERS TUTORIAL

Check out some ideas for simple fondant toppers for your Christmas cakes

Fondant Topper Ideas For Christmas Cakes Tutorial


PART 7 – COVERING & DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS CAKES

Read how to cover and decorate the Traditional British Christmas Cakes

Covering Chritsmas Cakes Tutorial


Fondant Penguin Christmas Cake Tutotial

Read my new for 2021, photo tutorial on not only making this cute fondant penguin snow scene, but also on covering the cake too.

Go to Fondant Penguin Christmas Cake Tutorial



VIDEOS

Click below to watch some of the videos that accompany this Bake-together series

GO TO PART 1 VIDEO – soaking fruit for a Christmas cake

GO TO PART 2 VIDEO – Baking the Christmas Cake

GO TO PART 3 VIDEO – Feeding Your Christmas Cake

GO TO PART 5 VIDEO – Colouring Fondant For Your Christmas Cakes

GO TO PART 6 VIDEO – Christmas Cake Fondant Topper Ideas For Beginners


Downloads

GO TO DOWNLOADS OF LESSONS/TUTORIALS


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