BLOOMING MARVELLOUS CHRISTMAS CAKES
Blooming Marvellous Fig & Almond Christmas Cakes are handmade in Melbourne using the best quality Australian ingredients. Delicious, moist Christmas cake, heavily fruited and highly spirited, rich with figs and almonds, available in two sizes for all Christmas festive occasions.
The small 250g cakes are the perfect size to pop in a Christmas hamper or for the smaller household of Christmas cake lovers.
The larger 1kg cakes are perfect to have on hand for when those unexpected pre Christmas guests call by or for the larger family of Christmas cake lovers.
250g – $17.95
1kg – $49.95
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The History of Christmas Cakes
Christmas cakes, originally known as “plumcakes”, evolved in the 16th Century. They were made by replacing some Christmas pudding ingredients with butter, flour and eggs, and adding them to the fruit mixture along with Eastern spices representing the gifts brought to Bethlehem by the Three Wise Men.
The cakes were boiled in cloth or baked in ovens, and sometimes iced with marzipan when cool. Some Christmas cakes used fresh fruits, such as apples, along with the dried. Because they lasted so well, British people in Victorian times began sending boiled fruitcake as a Christmas gift by ship to their relatives in faraway missions and colonies, including Australia.
Traditionally mixed and cooked well prior to Christmas Day, Christmas cake is now enjoyed all over the world throughout the entire festive season.