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Help me rescue my Christmas cake.

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by grumbleweed, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    Christmas cake cooked it today and it's out of the tin and looks very crumbly. I've not experienced this before. Anything I can do to help it before Christmas? I usually cool it, wrap it and feed it occasionally.
    It will taste great I'm sure but it's nice to be able to cut a slice not a chunk.
    Obviously losing my touch.
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Keep feeding it and wrap it up well in greaseproof paper then foil. Should be fine.
    needabreak, Lara mfl 05 and Stiltskin like this.
  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Large pieces of fruit or they were too dry? Do as @BelleDuJour says. It may crumble still when you slice it but you can reduce this my putting it in the fridge before hand.
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  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    If all else fails, you can turn it into christmas cake ice-cream, I suppose. But good luck anyway!
  5. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Mix brandy, sherry and glycerine together(proportions of 2,2,1), tightly wrap the cake, upside down in clingfilm, you'll need a removal cover on the bottom. Feed with the brandy mixture weekly. When you need to marzipan it, remove clingfilm at the last minute, brush warm, sieved apricot jam all over and tightly wrap the side in marzipan, then the top. It should hold together.

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