Christmas Cakes



Add a little sparkle to your Christmas Day by having a bespoke cake from Designer Cake Boutique on your table.

Christmas cake is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. People ate the porridge on Christmas Eve, using it to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. Later, dried fruit, spices and honey were added to the porridge mixture, and eventually it turned into Christmas pudding.

In the 16th century, oatmeal was removed from the original recipe, and butter, wheat flour and eggs were added. These ingredients helped hold the mixture together and in what resulted in a boiled plum cake. Richer families that had ovens began making fruit cakes with marzipan for Christmas, using seasonal dried fruit and spices. The spices represented the exotic eastern spices brought by the Wise Men. This cake became known as “Christmas cake.”

In modern times, Christmas cakes are no longer a simple affair and can be decorated with all manner of festive decorations including sugar berries and leaves, ribbons and bows, giving an amazing centrepiece for your day.

Designer Cake Boutique would be happy to create a bespoke Christmas cake for your family and friends to enjoy on Christmas day. Please contact us to discuss your ideas.

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