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  • prettyflamingo
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    • 22nd Nov 12, 9:53 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 12, 9:53 PM
    hmm wonder if they have a surplus of these like last year's Mary Berry's?? thanks OP, might hold out to see if they go any less...
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Dec 12, 9:44 PM
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    VfM4meplse
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    • 9th Dec 12, 9:44 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 9:44 PM
    Just browsing Mysupermarket and stumbled across the same deal. No chance of me buying at this price!

    What's the betting they will be reduced to 2 or less after Christmas, Mary Berry styl-ee? (although IIRC they were reduced to 3 before Christmas last year). I had already made my own cake last year but made up the 2 kits I had bought a few weeks ago, they seemed fine.
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  • bajangal
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    • 9th Dec 12, 9:51 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 9:51 PM
    I also made up my 2 Mary Berry cake two weeks ago that I bought in January. Poured some alcohol over it - and we had some today. Taste scrumptious. Hope these kits are reduced further so I can stock up for next year.
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    • moments_of_sanity
    • By moments_of_sanity 9th Dec 12, 10:20 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 10:20 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 10:20 PM
    I also made up my 2 Mary Berry cake two weeks ago that I bought in January. Poured some alcohol over it - and we had some today. Taste scrumptious. Hope these kits are reduced further so I can stock up for next year.
    Originally posted by bajangal
    So glad to hear yours came out ok, I too had a couple left from last year and risked making them today.

    Can't wait to ice and eat them now
  • tillycat123
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    • 10th Dec 12, 10:09 AM
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    • 10th Dec 12, 10:09 AM
    I've still got a Delia Waitose one in the cupboard to make from last year, might give it a go now you have said yours was fine.
  • billieboy
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    • 10th Dec 12, 11:21 AM
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    • 10th Dec 12, 11:21 AM
    I bought the Sainsburys one at 2 before Christmas last year after an alert on here . I cooked it in April for this Christmas. The Waitrose one went down to 2.50 before Christmas but I'd already bought the Sainsburys one. (I had to add butter as well.)

    The Tesco one might get reduced further the nearer it gets to Christmas if there are loads in stock.
  • meanmum
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    • 10th Dec 12, 11:51 AM
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    • 10th Dec 12, 11:51 AM
    I made mine up from the kit last year and it's been in the freezer ever since (freezing is a good way to mature a cake faster, breaks up the fruit a bit). I must remember to get it out & decorate it.......
  • sarah222
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    • 10th Dec 12, 12:31 PM
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    • 10th Dec 12, 12:31 PM
    I made the tesco one last week when saw it for 5 - I usualy make one and buy it all seperate costs me loads but as I was ill I didnt get chance. Thought this was good way out - so altho it says dont feed it mine is wrapped and being fed brandy every 3-5 days until 23rd when it be iced. MMMMM do like a moist cake lol
  • hilstep2000
    OH got the delia kit for free last year in Waitrose. I kept it till Easter and made a simmnel cake out of it. It was delish!
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  • prettyflamingo
    my mary berry number 1 is marzipanned waiting for the icing next weekend! mary berry number 2 is still wrapped and in a tin and will be kept until next year! with regular feeding im sure it will be perfectly tasty (for those who like it anyway, i dont like fruit cake myself!)
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  • The Old Bag
    Good news folks
    Tesco Christmas Cake Kit now down to 3 for the larger size and 2 for smaller size.....
    I wouldn't be surprised if it drops further if the shelves aren't cleared at these prices.(Loads and loads of kits in my store)
    Also a few pence/pounds knocked off other Christmas cakes, stollen, puddings etc... but nothing irresistible - yet
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 22nd Dec 12, 9:33 AM
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    VfM4meplse
    Good news folks
    Tesco Christmas Cake Kit now down to 3 for the larger size and 2 for smaller size.....
    I wouldn't be surprised if it drops further if the shelves aren't cleared at these prices.(Loads and loads of kits in my store)
    Originally posted by The Old Bag
    Thanks for the heads up, I shall be watching and waiting
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  • standingupformyself
    The one I bought in Sainsburys just before Christmas last year for a couple pounds is still sat in the cupboard!
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 22nd Dec 12, 10:50 AM
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    VfM4meplse
    The one I bought in Sainsburys just before Christmas last year for a couple pounds is still sat in the cupboard!
    Originally posted by standingupformyself
    Go ahead and make it if you've no plans to be out this afternoon but need to spend some time on domestics. I always find a spot of slow-baking encourages me to clean the house thoroughly, as I can't go galavanting with my oven on!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy .....A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win......If in doubt, don't pull out!
  • goingsenile
    I got the large Christmas Cake mix in Tesco tonight for 2.50. Used the Mary Berry one last year to do a Guess the Weight Cake for the school Spring Fayre and it was much appreciated

    AJ
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