We didn't buy a lot of food for Christmas for ourselves and I happened to mention to my daughter, Penny the other day that I would have liked a Christmas Cake with the hard icing like we used to have years ago.
I don't like the soft stuff that they put on the cakes now.
Next thing I know is that she is baking me one and is going to put the hard icing on it.
That's caring isn't it and I'm proud to have kids that care.
She sent me a photo of it cooking in the oven.
Oh Gosh, how cool is that? I think I can smell it. I had forgotten the hard icing, I loved it tooReplyDelete
How wonderful!!! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
How lovely, I love Christmas cake but no one else does so I don't make or buy itReplyDelete
Is the hard icing what they call 7 minute icing? My aunt used to do that and I loved it too. And I agree that it's a lot better than the soft icing used mostly today. Enjoy your cake... and your daughter's caring!ReplyDelete
Wow I would love a slice...haven´t had Christmas cake for years!ReplyDelete
I vaguely remember that being called Royal Icing….no idea why.ReplyDelete
I love hard icing Try getting that here in America !!ReplyDelete
We have 2 slices left from ours, I hope you enjoy yours. Watch your teeth with the hard icing, are you going to have those silver balls my mum always had on hers.ReplyDelete
That’s a lovely gesture. I made my son a Christmas cake but he had to ice it himself!ReplyDelete
How nice of her. That is a kind daughter.ReplyDelete
That's so nice of your daughter, show us the cake when you get it. Have a lovely Sunday. xxReplyDelete
Excellent! Can't wait to hear how it turned out!ReplyDelete
All the rich dark fruit cakes I've made have usually been topped with marzipan and then Royal Icing - made with icing sugar, water and then a touch of glycerin to stop it going so rock hard it would break your teeth (mother made them that way). As a child I loved the icing - as adults both my sister and I went for the marzipan! My mother got the cake.......memories. Enjoy yours BryonyReplyDelete
That is an act of real love but in a way I guess she is paying back some of the love you and Tom gave to her when she was young. She hasn't forgotten.ReplyDelete
We are very lucky to have such caring kids YP, one lives in Scotland so we do not see so much of him but the other two we see regularly and are always there for us both, especially me as I need an earDelete
sometimes when things get tough.
How lovely, we also didn't get a cake this year and I really missed it.ReplyDelete
Gentle hugs, from the US