well, our christmas cake is done. I think it looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to eat it. As with mom’s the brandy is strong enough to knock someone dead at 30 paces. I guess Dad can’t have any then, as he’s driving.. Just glazed nuts and fruit on the top, around the candle holder. Simple, yet devastatingly effective. More christmas photos to come… keep checking back!

Don’t be fooled – its bigger than it looks.. 8 inches square. We’re going to be eating this for a while, i think.. 
Closeup of the cake. Recipes: cake was Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake, the glaze came from her glazed fruit or glazed nut topping, but i’ve combined the two to come up with my own style.