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How often should I feed my Christmas cake?

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Biscuitsandtea Mon 12-Nov-12 06:24:13

Just that really. I made my Christmas cake 2 weeks ago and fed it with brandy when it had cooled.

How often should I feed it up until I marzipan / ice it?

Thanks smile

Biscuitsandtea Mon 12-Nov-12 14:53:37


DuchessOfAvon Mon 12-Nov-12 15:00:55

I made mine in Sept and am supposed to feed it on the first of each month thereafter.

(Actually I do it when I remember so it has just had 3 tbsp of brandy and that's its first feed since I made it in mid-Sept. I'll do one more at the beginning of Dec I think so it has enough time to dry before I marzipan and ice it.)

HuevosRancheros Mon 12-Nov-12 15:01:19

I do mine once a week, but then skip it the week I plan on icing it.

HuevosRancheros Mon 12-Nov-12 15:02:39

But I haven't made mine yet, will do it next week

CabbageLooking Mon 12-Nov-12 15:04:03

On the basis that mine always ends up being a bit too dry (and because my entire family are raging alcoholics) I intend to feed it about every week. Made it last week so best get on with it!

Biscuitsandtea Mon 12-Nov-12 15:22:03

Right well I made it a fortnight ago so I'll get the brandy out...

Thanks smile

Biscuitsandtea Mon 12-Nov-12 18:16:10

Done. My kitchen smells lovely and Christmas-cake-like again smile

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