Christmas comes flying around too fast. It seems the decorations go up earlier, people do their shopping earlier, and before you know it, your diary is full with upcoming Christmas party nights out, and you wonder just how you are going to fit the festivities and preparations in on time. But somehow you do- but have you thought about your Christmas Cake?
Among the fun, fuss and the tinsel, the nostalgia and desire for traditions-old never fades, and by the time December the 1st has sprung upon us, we are ready for Maria Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ to be played (almost) on loop.
Christmas is a time full of traditions embraced by old and young. From the exciting countdown and opening of the advent calendar to hanging stockings on the chimney, and sending your nearest and dearest Christmas cards, or even enjoying a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe and many more.
At the Brilliant Bakers, like everyone else, we get excited about all of these fun and festive frolics, but our most enjoyable Christmas tradition has to be indulging in a delicious freshly baked Christmas Cake.
So if you are a lover of all things traditional, you are sure to enjoy our Ho Ho Ho Fruitcake or Snowman Christmas Fruit Cake. It is a far cry from the dried out and unloved, tasteless brick of bitter fruit wedding cake that, like an uninvited guest you just had to tolerate at the party back in the 80’s.
The Brilliant Bakers fruitcake is the same recipe used and developed by Tim’s father 60 years ago, when he won three years running Gold medals for Wedding cakes at International Competition. Now nothing has changed with this recipe, except that now it is strictly top secret. What we can tell you is that is is full of high quality fruits, butter, dark sugar, topped with almond marzipan and white icing, with nothing un-natural, and is deliciously moist and as expected, bursting with the special ingredients and combinations that give you that Brilliantly Christmassy feeling.
Other Chritmassy creations from the Brilliant Bakers include our range of Comfort Cakes which have proved hugely popular due to their lashings of chocolate which arrive in a pretty keepsake tin which can be used and enjoyed long after the cake has been finished. The White Christmas Comfort Cake, is a creation of delicious layers of rich cake topped with creamy white chocolate and yummy chocolate coins and sugar ginger man.
If you are looking for an eye-catching centrepiece for your Christmas table to impress your guests, our Frosty Snowman or Santa Luxury Cake, are both stunning two-tiered cakes, with all the decoration hand crafted from sugar. One of our all time favourites is our Snowman Luxury Cake, which is a two- tiered beautiful winter scene of "The Snowman", topped with handmade sugar trees and a tall slow burning candle to flicker throughout the duration of your party. The keepsake figures are included.
Why not spread the festive cheer at work, or if you’re looking for treats to pass around the office party, our boxes of Festive Christmas cupcakes or Gorgeous Christmas Biscuits are the perfect party treat.
We have crafted our recipes with exquisite flavours for you to choose from. Our Genoese vanilla sponge is filled with a delicious buttercream and jam. We offer a delightful gluten free vanilla sponge cake so that no one is ever left without cake at the party, and a sumptuous chocolate fudge cake - a top to toe chocolatey masterpiece, and our divinely rich red velvet cake, as well as our traditional Christmas cake recipe.
We deliver Monday to Friday and your cake will keep perfectly fresh delivered on a Thursday or Friday for the following weekend and we can deliver to your home, office or neighbour if you are out, which makes enjoying freshly baked cake as easy as pie.It has taken us over two years to develop and patent protect our packaging systems to ensure our exciting and creative cakes get to you safely. Our clever and secure recyclable packaging guarantees your cake arrives looking simply brilliant.
Our free delivery service operates from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, and we will text you in advance to give you notice of when we are arriving so you can pop to the shops, or you can request delivery before 10am or 12 noon Monday to Friday and get on with all your other Christmas preparations.
So get the kettle on, put your feet up, relax and make sure your favourite nip is on hand as you settle in by the fire. And from the whole team at the Brilliant Bakers, we would like to wish you and your family an especially Brilliant December as you prepare for a Christmas, filled with joy, love and peace, and of course…. Cake!