Saturday, 16 December 2017

That Cake.




She can't be left alone in the kitchen.

The last time I saw the cake it had its bare bottom in the air, and was being bathed in Armagnac.

Now I find that she's been playing with it, and just look what she's been up to! There are Robins in a tree, a hand-made marzipan Reindeer (yes, that what it's supposed to be), and a few other unrecognisable creatures. It has become a veritable snowed-in menagerie of animals, snowmen, and Santas.

It was hidden away in a giant Le Creuset dish, where no doubt she'd hoped I wouldn't find it. Ha ha; you can't hide a Christmas cake from Cro; even at night (hence the poor photo)! 


Yesterday afternoon, we just had to try a slice. Need I say more.....



32 comments:

  1. and very nice it looks too........

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    1. It was delicious, with a very pronounced taste of Armagnac.

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  2. That looks so pretty! Won't last long now you've started.

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    1. Our hope is that it'll all be gone before Christmas, otherwise there'll be far too much in the house to eat. We might explode!

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  3. Did you say how many you are feeding at Christmas?

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    1. Why not invite some lonesome people you know, sharing is wonderful !🎄

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    2. I would if there were any, luckily there are none here; everyone has family.

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  4. Looks dark and rich. Who gets to eat Rudolph? Guessed the snowman because of the carrot.

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    1. I suspect that Lady M will eat all the edible creatures; that's why she made them.

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  5. Oh Cro, you've spoilt the surprise! :)
    It looks wonderful. A cake like that are expensive here; they are sold in a confectionery and by weight, so my congratulations to Lady M.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. She has become an expert over the years. Another perfect one for 2017.

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  6. The photo is enhanced by the night light.

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    1. I probably should have put the flash on. By the time I realised it was a bit dark, we'd already cut into it.

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  7. It looks terrific. Who cares what it tastes like, although I am sure it is very nice.

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    1. It simply tastes of Christmas Cake. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    1. I agree. One of the best seasonal treats.

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  9. A masterpiece and is almost too beautiful to eat. I am sure you will enjoy it to the very last crumb.

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    1. We're just about to have another slice with our afternoon Lapsang.

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  10. Lady M's cake looks wonderful .... very retro and reminds me of the Christmas cakes that my mum used to make. Indulge Cro .... it is officially Christmas !!! XXXX

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    1. It's not exactly to Fanny Craddock, or Mary Berry decorative standards, but she does her best! However, the taste is wonderful.

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  11. The 'poor photo' is charming and adds to the nostalgic look of the cake. Delicious.

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    1. Sepia tinted almost. It was taken in poor light.

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  12. Fruit, nuts, Armagnac AND marzipan. You are a very worthy person. And lucky. You must have earned it. You split a lot of wood.

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    1. My reward for having been a good boy.

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  13. That looks delicious, Cro! And so pretty. I applaud Lady M's talent. But I must say, it was sneaky of you to find and CUT it like that. Naughty Cro.

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    1. I'm very wicked, but she did have some too. It's quite a big cake so I see it lasting beyond Christmas.

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  14. You can almost SEE the Armanac let alone smell it. I adore the way Lady M has decorated it.

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    1. She always likes to give it her 'personal touch'. It wouldn't be the same otherwise.

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