A special cake for a special person

Geoff has a big birthday coming up soon.

He hinted that he would like me to make him a birthday cake, something I have not done for a very very long time and never a proper fruit one.cake 003

Not to be put off doing one I looked through my favorite cake book…. Mary Berry’s Ultimate cake Book .

Last week I made the classic fruit Celebration cake, it took over 4 hours to bake and turned out looking and smelling very nice.

I am now feeding it with brandy preparing it for marzipan and icing.

What I hate most about making these cakes is that you wont actually know if its any good till the day its cut and eaten.