Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Christmas cake went into the oven 10 minutes ago.

Mrs Miniver's daughter realises that she cannot condone feeding copious amounts of alcohol to an underage cake. Before Sunday.

Mrs Miniver's daughter's friend says stick a layer of marzipan on top and call it a Simnel cake and you'll be ahead.

Mrs Miniver's daughter says B..... St Delia and her ***@!** Christmas cake kit.

Which doesn't even include the ***@!** marzipan.

And hopes the cake will be out of the oven in time to put tonight's dinner in.

6 comments:

A Trifle Rushed said...

I keep forgetting to feed my cake! And I'm just popping a huge ribbon around it on Christmas Day, I'll just see which present has the prettiest ribbon, and then I'll recycle it!

Toffeeapple said...

I think that I prefer my alcohol in a glass rather than a cake...

Darlene said...

Well I was listening to The Woman's Hour recently and apparently you're not to panic if you decide to make a fruitcake at the last minute. It will be just fine.

OR, you can just buy one like I did. It's three-quarters gone already and I'm the only one eating it *snort*.

mary said...

Toffeeapple, I quite agree. And Jude, I can only aspire to your Christmas efforts.
Darlene, I wouldn't have made one at all - I'm the only one who eats it, too - except the kits were 'free' in waitrose on Saturday. Of course, ended up buying a basket of stuff I didn't need to qualify for the offer.

Jan said...

I made one last week (St Delia's version.) That's five hours of my life I'll never get back. On the other hand it is incredibly boozy.

Jan

mary said...

Hello, Jan. I must say the kit was very quick - all done in 10 minutes or so, except for wrestling with string and greaseproof paper which I'm not very good at. Of course, it's been in the oven now for more than five hours ...