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When do you all start to make your christmas cake?

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cuntycowfacemonkey Sat 17-Oct-15 11:59:17

Have never made one before, always say I'm going to and then leave it too late. Is it too early to start now? (am in a baking mood at the moment!)

Generally speaking when do you start to make yours?

SingingTunelessly Sat 17-Oct-15 12:55:11

Made mine two weeks ago and now getting a weekly dose of alcohol. Never too early!

cuntycowfacemonkey Sat 17-Oct-15 13:12:57

Ooh that's good to hear! I'm really in the mood to start making it!

SanityClause Sat 17-Oct-15 13:14:44

DH made ours about a month ago, and is taking a marzipanned and iced one up to PIL, today.

You're positively late, woman!

Buttercup27 Sat 17-Oct-15 13:15:24

My dm always starts making hers around easter time (she soaks the fruit for about 6 weeks first) she makes amazing Christmas cake.

mangocoveredlamb Sat 17-Oct-15 13:16:23

I usually aim for the first weekend of half term (I'm a teacher) but usually do it the last weekend!

cuntycowfacemonkey Sat 17-Oct-15 13:16:51

Clearly judging by you user name SanityClause grin

Right off to do some shopping. Woo Hoo!!!

thecapitalsunited Sat 17-Oct-15 13:19:11

I'm doing mine today. I'm about a month behind my normal schedule though so not sure it will get enough booze.

LumelaMme Sat 17-Oct-15 13:21:52

Made about two weeks ago and being anointed with alcohol at intervals.

Later on today I might finally start making the sloe gin.

bikingintherain Tue 10-Nov-15 15:03:12

Just made mine today, and feeling a little bit smug as I made my own candied peel to go in it! (Only as I live overseas and didn't get organised for someone to post me some!)

cressetmama Thu 26-Nov-15 21:38:45

Made mine today. First ever. Feeling like Mary Berry. Will soak in brandy for the next few weeks.

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