Saturday October 3rd 2020 | 03:48

When Should I start to make a Christmas Cake

When should I start making a Christmas Cake?

Christmas Cakes and Xmas Hampers

Having spoken to many bakers, the plans are underway with the making of Christmas Cakes. If you’re planning to make your own, ideally End of October would be the final date for creating a masterpiece which can be ‘fed’ alcohol throughout November and December to ensure a rich succulent cake is eaten over Christmas.

But what tricks do we have to make a wonderful cake.

1) Wrap the cold cake in double greaseproof paper and foil storing in a cool place

2) Feed the cake with a little Brandy or Rum at regular intervals between November and December

3) When ready to decorate heat the jam to help the marzipan stick to the cake

4) Warm the marzipan by working it with your hands- cover- and leave to harden

5) Using Fondant Icing or Royal icing will depend on the texture you wish to create- leave to harden, before adding final decorations.


All of this takes meticulous planning and preparation, with buying the quantities of dried fruit required to the soaking of fruit either with alcohol or non-alcoholic cakes. Ensuring you have the right tins available, the lining paper and cool place for storage. Remembering to continue to feed at regular intervals, whilst planning the design required and final decorations- put on at the last minute whilst wrapping presents and attending Christmas parties!

Christmas Cakes make great gifts for families far away, with local lockdowns planned across the UK, and the uncertainty of what we will be allowed to do at Christmas why not book your cake now and know you have a gift being delivered in time for Xmas Day.

Whether you like the traditional fruit cake as a Christmas cake, or Sponge our bakers will decorate the cakes as you would like, maybe traditional with Holly decorations, or more family orientated with Santa and presents. Whatever your desire our teams will adapt to make your cake bespoke to you. Maybe you would prefer cupcakes or cakesicles to share on the day, or a traditional Christmas Pudding – Our professional bakers have so many treats to show you!

Chocolate Hampers, afternoon tea hampers, Sweet treat hampers, it really is a Hampers Galore! Ideal from Children to Grandparents for families coming together or people on their own, our teams can adapt the serving sizes to suit your recipient.




Ever thought of making Christmas just that little easier this year? You could buy a cake from the major supermarkets? Or why not arrange for a Christmas cake as a gift for someone?

Why not fake it- and have a home-made Christmas cake delivered to your door?

Our bakers need to do all of the above to ensure you get the Christmas cake you’d like, so they are taking orders NOW for cakes, to ensure they bake the right amount.

1) Take a look at

2) Input the postcode where you want the cake delivered to

3) Choose the cake and check out- it’s that easy!- that’s another Christmas Present off the list!

Fake It- Gift It- Book it now!


Do you plan anything for Christmas Eve? A treat for the kids, a craft to enjoy, why not combine them both for the children to colour in the cookies before devouring them whilst waiting for Santa to come- or maybe leaving one out for Father Christmas to take on his travels!  

From child-friendly gifts to go under the tree with homemade chocolates, treat boxes and sweets to adult cake laced with booze, vegan cakes or gluten-free cakes our bakers can cater for your every need.

What a great way to celebrate Xmas from a distance- supporting our UK Bakers, reducing the distance our gifts travel and a tasty treat that can be enjoyed by all.


Order today to allow our bakers the time to order your ingredients, plan your treats making your gifts a special treat from family and friends.