This is the time of the year we start to think of cakes and Christmas decorations.
Today I’ll be making our cake – and considering my decorating plans!
I’ve always used the same recipe, tried and tested, but when my daughter became vegan over a year ago, I tried to make it with an egg supplement powder, so she wouldn’t miss out. The cake was still delicious, but it was very crumbly. This year, I’m going to try using chickpea water as an egg replacement. 3 tablespoons of drained chickpea water is the equivalent to one egg, lightly whip to a foamy texture for baking. I’ll let you know how well that works.
It was a great pleasure to have my Melting Snowmen Christmas Cake included in DotComGiftShop’s blog post How to Decorate your Christmas Cake. My Melting Snowmen was one of my favourite cakes to decorate…here are the other Christmas cakes I’ve already decorated over the last few years.
Which is your favourite?
So, as it’s Christmas, and gift giving is fun, and we’ve done this before… here’s a little competition.
Next week I’ll be decorating this year’s cake. The design is planned, drawn up, and sealed away. We have this competition in my family. I keep the cake under wraps and my husband and children guess how I’ve decorated it, then they discover who’s right with the unveiling.
I will send a paperback copy of A Symphony of Dragons to the reader who correctly guesses the design that will appear on top of my Christmas Cake this year!
(In the event of more than one correct guess, I will put names in the proverbial hat and draw one winner.)
Leave your guesses below in comments, or on my Facebook Author Page.
No guesses on my personal FB share will be counted as we’re not allowed to promote competitions on personal pages.
Be sure to comment your guess here or on my FB Author Page. I’ll add a final comment here to add FB guesses, so it remains transparent.
I don’t give clues, much to my children’s chagrin, but I haven’t repeated a design yet, so maybe that is a clue!
What will be on my Christmas Cake this year?
How are you decorating your cake?
What was your favourite Christmas Cake ever?
I think they are all gorgeous! Another career string to your bow???
My guess is snowflakes … Whatever you create, it will be stunning. And let us know about the chick pea water …
I do love snowflakes!
And I’ll keep you posted about the chickpea water!
My guess is Rudolph on Ice! so cute
The ones in the picture are cakes I’ve made over the last few years, Annette, so I won’t do Rudolph again just now! Have another guess, but not the ones pictured 🙂
I am thinking a sleeping snow covered dragon, maybe with jewels around it that look like Christmas decorations.
The chickpea idea is excellent. I have another friend who has gone vegan so I might share it with her. Do let us know how it turns out. You make some stunning cakes.
The chickpea water seems to have worked really well. Last year I just used an egg replacement powder and the cake was dry and crumbly. This cake is firm and smells great. The real test is in the tasting, but looks good so far!
Hi Lisa , I think you will decorate your Christmas cake with a dragon’s egg or eggs with a newly hatched purple dragon that breaths fire, which begins to melt the surrounding snow. I will look forward to how the chickpea water works instead of eggs. Good luck Ruth W
Like I said above to Miranda, the chickpea water seems to work really well!
I’m hoping to decorate the cake to my predetermined plan tomorrow, so everyone will know in a few days!
A dragon playing a violin to tie in with your book. 😀
Cool idea! I’ll be posting the decorated cake on my blog tomorrow!
The last guesses added from Facebook are: Santa and Sleigh – Nick Johns, and Dragons – Judith Arnopp.
I’ll be posting the cake soon…
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