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Christmas Cake Catastrophe....

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JRsandCoffee Mon 03-Nov-14 14:09:28

So, made the Christmas cake yesterday, knowing the oven to be increasingly volatile and vindictive I braved the smell of overheating cardboard and baked it in a box. Sides and bottom perfect, top which was covered only with baking paper burned.

So, this morning I cut the burned top off, flipped the cake over in foil and doused the thing in brandy as I usually would, it is wrapped in foil in the garage. I feared the taste of burned bit would infuse through the cake with the brandy, now I fear that cutting the top will make it dry out unless I actually pickle the damn thing.

Anyone done this and got away with it? Shall I marzipan and ice early? Cake and expensive thing to waste so keen to preserve if possible..... The rest honestly is just nicely browned squishy perfection.....

Doublethecuddles Mon 03-Nov-14 15:11:43

No, just keep feeding it with alcohol every week.

JRsandCoffee Mon 03-Nov-14 20:34:12

Hmmmm perhaps this year I'll replicate the level of perfection in pickling that left innocent morning coffee type visitors fearing the breathalyser a few years back.... Thank you!

fredfredgeorgejnr Sat 15-Nov-14 11:07:37

It'll be fine just with regular feeding, don't marzipan early, keep feeding, but no problem chopping off the burnt bit.

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