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    • kah22
    • By kah22 6th Jul 17, 11:13 PM
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    Should I say it Christmas - 😱
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    • 6th Jul 17, 11:13 PM
    Should I say it Christmas - 😱 6th Jul 17 at 11:13 PM
    There I said it 🤓

    Seriously though it really doesn't be long of coming around, I'm picking up bits and pieces as I go along but I'm wondering about Christmas, or more accurately when to start the Christmas cake

    There seems to be a difference of opinion here, some opting for stir-up-Sunday which this year is November 26, just 4 weeks before the big day, hardly enough time for a good feed. Others say 12 weeks before Christmas which would be the beginning of October. Last year I started mine on the 10th October (my brothers birthday) and it really turned out great. I use Delia's traditional recipe.

    When do you start making your Christmas cake
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    • pricew1970
    • By pricew1970 6th Jul 17, 11:23 PM
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    What about Easter, is it too early ??? ��
    • elsien
    • By elsien 6th Jul 17, 11:26 PM
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    If you're not making it till October at the earliest why worry now when it's only the beginning of July? Summer hols to get through first.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 7th Jul 17, 2:22 AM
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    zippychick has kindly already bestowed us with the gift of Christmas 2017.

    zip?
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    • By zippychick 7th Jul 17, 12:50 PM
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    zippychick has kindly already bestowed us with the gift of Christmas 2017.

    zip?
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Amaze! thank you!

    I was just coming in to link to this. The christmas index (first posts) is a MASSIVE resource so please have a look. I have tried to put areas into categories so i think there are loads of christmas cake links etc

    Yep here you go copied from the first post

    I'll merge you in with the first below link later on

    zip

    when is the right time to make a christmas cake

    Quick query on making my own christmas cake
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    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 7th Jul 17, 2:00 PM
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    Bah humbug

    Madness thinking about it till we at least get Halloween past us
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 7th Jul 17, 2:25 PM
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    Bah humbug

    Madness thinking about it till we at least get Halloween past us
    Originally posted by gonebust
    Each to their own. Some people are planners, some aren't
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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 7th Jul 17, 2:45 PM
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    Bah humbug

    Madness thinking about it till we at least get Halloween past us
    Originally posted by gonebust
    I have to plan earlier than that because, with the best will in the world, I'm not as good at saving money for Christmas as I should be and trying to get everything out of 2 months' pay makes things a lot harder than spreading it out over a longer period.
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 7th Jul 17, 8:09 PM
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    It make a Christmas cake each year. I make the cake about 4 weeks before. Then feed once about 10 days later. Marzipan about 10 days before Christmas and then ice a day or two before.
    • PlaysNicely
    • By PlaysNicely 8th Jul 17, 7:33 AM
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    I've always made mine in the October half term week, which usually falls in the last week of October. I guess is a compromise between the first week of Oct seeming too early and Stir-up Sunday seeming too late!

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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 8th Jul 17, 8:22 AM
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    The House Of Fraser sale triggers some of my Christmas planing, as they have really glorious mugs reduced... And I can collect them while at work & noone in my house knows.
    Stir Up Sunday mean loads to me & my sisters & mother etc, but somehow it's not made it into the lads' heads. (Despite solid links to stomach!) Mind, according to the last census, they're Jedi making me the token Christian.
    No lopped limbs spotted yet, and there is still usually a tree and presents & even stockings so maybe they're lapsed a bit?!
    • marygoodwife
    • By marygoodwife 1st Aug 17, 11:31 AM
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    Well it sounds daft but to be honest, I've made rhubarb jam, piccalilli, and carrot jam to give at Christmas, so they can sit in the cupboard now till then.
    It's all staring us in the face...we just can't see it!!!
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