ChatterBank39 mins ago
Damp Christmas Cake
I've had it uncovered in the fridge as one year it went off as the kitchen cupboard wasn't cool enough.
I haven't fed it as it seems too moist already. It was cooked through as a skewer came out clean so it's not that.
Any ideas what to do next please, will it be ok to go ahead and ice it?
Also I can never remember how much marzipan I used last year! Is there achart somewhere that gives cake sizez and marzipan requirements?
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My father has been making christmas cakes the last 40 years. He's got a Bakery. They will last years if you just look after them properly. For anything up to about 6 to 12 months You can get away with wrapping them up well in tin foil. But any longer and you're better to place them in a sealed container in foil...
This is the advice he gives. We quite often get folk coming back with the top tiers of their wedding cakes to be re-iced for their first child's christening. And if they haven't looked after them he just replaces with another similar aged cake. They are good for about upto 5 years if looked after well. But - DON'T PUT THEM IN A FRIDGE!!!! And give them a wee drink every once in a while!