The festive season is getting closer, and Christmas cakes are a staple part of the celebration. Whether you prefer the taste of a traditional fruit Christmas cake, a classic sponge cake, or an indulgent chocolate cake, there are endless options to choose from. Our cake makers in Birmingham can provide you with the ideal special celebration cake if you’re planning a big Christmas bash this year. Alternatively, if you love baking and are thinking about making your own cake, here are some of our tips and tricks for festive success.
– A cake is only as good as its ingredients. Ensure that your spices and raising agents are fresh as possible and you will be able to make a tasty cake that will impress your guests. If you’re making a fruit cake or pudding, make sure to use a good selection of dried fruits for exciting and intriguing flavours.
– Think about how to decorate your cake. Traditional Christmas cakes often have a layer of marzipan and then icing on top. You can also add delicious extras like roast nuts or a simple apricot brandy glaze.
– Soak your fruit. For those who are baking fruitcakes, it’s advised to soak your dried fruits before cooking them, as this will help to reconstitute them and also give more flavour. We recommend lashings of brandy, left for 48-72 hours.
– If you have leftover mixture or you want to make a personal stocking filler, why not create miniature Christmas puddings? Simply bake them in smaller tins and decorate them for the perfect home-made gift.
Alternatively, our cake makers in Birmingham can provide you with a cake that is certain to wow all your guests this festive season. Whether you’re having a winter wedding and need the perfect cake for the big day, or just want to ensure that you make a big impression on the guests at your Christmas party with a beautifully decorated and delicious cake, we can provide all the help you need. Our cakes are produced to your specifications, so you don’t have to go the traditional route – our creative cake makers can come up with something truly original and modern, ensuring that your cake is one to remember.