Because Rebecca's birthday is at the end of November, we always make our Christmas cake a few days afterwards, when both her and Theo's cakes have been made and (mostly) eaten! It's something we do as a family because, for us, it signifies the start of the Christmas festivities, and the children love getting involved and making wishes! As in previous years, we made Delia Smith's Classic Christmas Cake, and we've been nurturing it and feeding it with brandy each week since. It will be dressed with its marzipan and icing a few days before Christmas.
The recipe for Delia's Classic Christmas Cake can be found in Delia Smith's