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December 16, 2021


The 1st December marks a welcome to Christmas Light’s Day & Karen has made this stunner with our marvellous Madeira cake mix to celebrate that very day – thanks so much.

Helen made this really cheerful Christmas cake from our Chocolate Fudge cake mix and used a ready made chocolate icing.  The cake was layered into 3 cakes before the icing was piped on.  The antlers were made by simply melting chocolate onto a stick but you could also dunk Curly Wurly’s into chocolate if easier.  Thanks Helen for sharing this charming idea!

We enjoy many of your Christmas bakes – especially these Rudolph cakes made by Karrie who works here at the mill – made with our Chocolate Fudge cake mix. Topped with chocolate butter icing and using red icing for his nose. Cut pieces of Curly Wurly have been used for antlers or you could also go for chocolate pretzels.

Caroline created this Christmas tree with pull-apart cupcakes from our Chocolate Fudge cake mix for a friend, confirming that it didn’t last very long! No surprize there then – it looks such a beautiful cake – thanks so much for sharing it with us. A triangle of pull apart cupcakes just looks brilliant dressed up as a Christmas tree – great idea – thanks!

I thought these dressed strawberries looked good as cupcakes but they will also make a fabulous topper to any chocolate cake as a centrepiece.

A brilliant festive bread idea here – for the more creative amongst you – we would recommend our Premium White mix for any of you wanting to have a go at this.

I am happily showing off Sharon’s delightfully decorated Chocolate Fudge cake – wrapped in fondant & ready for Christmas. 

We heard from the delightful Rachel Burns AKA @DollyBakes – who kindly confirmed “Remember kids, your Bundt tins aren’t just for cakes! Yesterday morning I whipped up a Wright’s Cheddar Cheese and Onion bread in my star Bundt tin”. Absolutely stunning – thanks!

Edith has a delicious recipe for us here, this time its using our Toffee cake mix for these Christmas pudding cupcakes! Crumbled pudding has been added to the mix and a brandy liqueur chocolate placed in the centre! Edith used 200g of crumbled up Christmas pudding in the 500g pack of our cake mix. The cakes are decorated with Christmas pudding flavoured butter cream, a rice paper snowflake and decorative mini Christmas trees! So if you were wondering what to do with your leftover pudding – you can crumble it into any of our cake mixes and make it go further – adding a festive flavour to your bakes!

Edith went on to create this lovely Spiced Christmas cake – with our Ginger mix – this would make a wonderful gift too!

If you are struggling for a last minute gift?  Giving someone a homemade treat is a brilliant way to let them know how much you care.  Nothing shows love more than a home baked gift from your kitchen!  So how about these beautiful Rum Truffles made with our Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, a real classic and a real treat made easily at home. 

Oh Valentina – you have been busy with your “Festive all butter cookies made with our plain flour, filled with seedless raspberry jam and made with love for friends this Christmas”  The biscuits and beautifully wrapped mini mince pies that you also made with our flour, look delicious & what a thoughtful gift. 

Jane has made her Christmas cake by soaking 500g of fresh cranberries + 1kg of dried fruit in half a bottle of mulled wine + a glass of Merlot for a day & then added it all to a pack of our Madeira cake mix! Doesn’t get much easier than that so don’t worry if you have not made your festive cake yet!

Oh another from Edith & I think this is a classy Christmas cake! Created with our Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix and deliciously decorated with Edith’s homemade toppers (except the little candy canes which were purchased). Thanks for bringing on more ideas on how to really enjoy the Christmas chocolate fest!

The little canes you can purchase currently create a terrific topper for pretty Christmas Cupcakes. These were created by Jackie (The Baking Nanna) using our Madeira mix – delightfully decorated with a star chocolate & candy canes – I love these cute Christmas bakes!

The ‘Christmas Pudding’ is our Madeira cake mix cooked in Pyrex bowl covered in ganache with white chocolate top. There are M & M sweets hidden inside and it’s a great bake from Linda! Thanks so much.

I thought you may like to see another from Linda – this is the Christmas Candy Cane cake she made using our marvellous Madeira cake mix. This cake was made in a silicone mould available from Lakeland. That will slice up superbly – thanks!

You have probably seen our great recipe idea for Turkey Parcels – great for using up left over turkey at Christmas – well, Ian had a go as he had used up all the Christmas gammon in his sandwiches but still had leftover veg, so he made Cornish Pasty’s with our Premium White Bread Mix. Ian said, “they may look a little rustic, but they were a substantial lunch and way nicer than making a Swede and Onion sandwich!”.  They look amazing  thanks.

Love this cake – with the ease and convenience of these cake mixes, as many of you keep pointing out to me, you can spend more time on the decorating! Lesley created this with our Chocolate Fudge mix and decorated it beautifully!

I love a Battenberg and so does Rob – he does his with a slight twist like they do on The Great British Bake Off – a lovely idea for a Christmas centrepiece for any of you who fancy a go!

If your favourite type of cake is more of a chocolate Dundee type of cake (not a Dundee cake at all) – then Till’s lovely Chocolate & Orange cake with blanched almonds is certainly for you!

Lyndsay’s lovely  Christmas Cake that she created with our Madeira cake mix a few years ago – I still love this one!

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