Friday, September 24, 2010

Christmas Fruitcake Baking Spree

Dear Friends,

At the beginning of the week, my husband and I went shopping for baking supplies to make my yearly Christmas fruitcakes. We could only manage to buy half of the supplies because it came to more than 30kg!
Each year I spend more than one week baking, baking, baking. This year will be the same, except I suspect I will be baking more. Anyways, after 2 days of baking I made 6 recipes. My goal is 20 recipes so I still have a ways to go.

These fruitcakes are dense and moist. I've cut down on the sugar to almost minimum, letting the fruit sugars take over.

Thank you to those who have sent in your early orders. Your cakes have been made and are happily mellowing in my boxes. For those of you who would like to order the fruitcakes, here's the sizes and prices.

Star: 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches height, 150gm, $8
Cupcake: 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches height, 150gm, $8
Small oval: 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches height, 250gm, $12

Round: 4 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches height, 500gm, $25
Small oval

Small oval
Large oval: 8 1/2 x 4 x 1 3/4 inches height, 800gm, $35

All fruitcakes are mellowed in dark rum for 10-12 weeks. They are wrapped in plastic wrap, aluminium foil and then Christmas fabric with a nice ribbon to complete the look.

If you would like a cake larger than the 800gm one, you will have to let me know as soon as possible. Last day for orders will be Wednesday, 29th September 2010.