THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS BAKE IDEAS
08 December 2016
We enjoy many of your Christmas bakes – especially the Rudolph cakes
made by Wright’s Office Manager, Karrie and our Chocolate Fudge cake
mix. Topped with chocolate butter icing and using red icing for his
nose. Cut pieces of Curly Wurly have been used for antlers or you could
also go for chocolate pretzels.
These are Linda Cable's cakes that she made for the team at her work
just prior to Christmas. "Ginger cakes drizzled with plain chocolate and
topped with an icing Christmassy decoration. Everyone loved them". So
do we Linda!
@MrCakeyBoi tweeted us with a great recipe for Christmas Bark made using Wright’s Ginger cake mix. I know some of you Ginger fans won’t be able to wait until Christmas for this one!
We have even had the odd celebrity getting it "Wright" and saving time in doing to - I am so very proud to present Ruth Clemens' Christmas Quiche (although it's good all year round!) Pastry is made with our Sungold Pastry Flour this one is a definite winner! Ruth was Great British Bake Off's runner up in the first series.
Brendan Lynch - also of Great British Bake Off fame (series 3) - created this beautiful Chrysanthemum Apple & Frangipane Tart with our Sungold Pastry Flour.
I guess we have all given thought to Christmas and it seems Jackie and her granddaughter was of the same mind as they made these Carrot cupcakes as a “joint effort, I tested out my new mould and Maggie decorated them! Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting”. When you know that Maggie is 6 years of age, I think should be congratulated for her “Wright” excellent cupcake decorating skills!
Edith has a delicious recipe for us here, this time its Toffee cake mix with Christmas pudding crumbled into the mix and a brandy liqueur chocolate placed in the centre! Edith used 200g of crumbled up Christmas pudding in the 500g pack of our cake mix. The cakes are decorated with Christmas pudding flavoured butter cream, a rice paper snowflake and decorative mini Christmas trees! So if you were wondering what to do with your leftover pudding - you can crumble it into any of our cake mixes and make it go further - adding a festive flavour to your bakes!
Edith went on to create this lovely Spiced Christmas cake - this would make a wonderful gift too!
We simply love Sue's winter woolly here at Wright’s, made with our Toffee cake mix which, along with Madeira is a great base for celebration cakes – of course her decoration is “Sueperb”!
Oh Jackie, your Text Santa cakes are fantastic
– made with Wright’s Madeira and off to raise funds for the ITV
initiative to support UK charities during the Christmas period.
Quick cupcakes made with our mixes give you more time for decoration - like Andrea's two tone butter cream creations here.
And Linda, how fabulously festive – “your
Ginger cake surrounded by Gingerbread houses! I made the houses using
Lakeland's Fairy Tale Village mould”. Thanks so much Linda it is
Margaret has created these “mini Christmas
puddings made with half a packet of Chocolate Fudge mix cooked in mini
muffin tins for 10 minutes then turned upside down and iced with fondant
holly and glacé cherry. I got 24 which cost about 80p for all these”.
Brilliant idea Margaret showing that it doesn’t need to cost a fortune
to enjoy a “Wright” nice little treat – thanks so much for sharing these.
Lovely topped cupcakes here by Margaret also - so cheerful!
As the excited children break up from school for the Christmas holidays, good Grandmothers like Maureen Smith make these cute cupcakes for the teachers! Now, someone is in for a "Wright" treat!
Oh i love these melting snowmen and look carefully there are snowladies amongst them too! Well done Edith - a "Wright" good idea.
Oh Edith – I think this is a “Wright” classy
Christmas cake! Created with our Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix and
deliciously decorated with Edith’s homemade toppers (except the little
candy canes) bring on more ideas on how to really enjoy the Christmas
Oh these are a gift surely! Cupcakes made with our mixes and decorated by Edith - I could not bear to part with them personally !
The genius with our Ginger cake mix strikes as Kevin aka The Crafty Larder has put together these gorgeous Ginger & Whisky Bundtlettes – seasonally superb and something I will be serving over the festive period and I hope you will enjoy them too.
Oh Edith’s Scones look “Wright” lovely! Edith has added dried cranberries, zest of a couple of satsumas and a heaped teaspoon of Waitrose Signature Spice Mix - equalling Fabulously Festive Scones! Edith confessed “I forgot to brush the tops but hey, they taste better than they look!”
I have fallen in love with Kevin’s Caramelised White Chocolate & Carrot Bundt Cake. I love everything about it – the topping, the pan used to bake our clever Carrot Cake Mix in, the walnuts and the cute white chocolate stars. To any of you who has followed Kevin’s previous recipes with ease of use images and step by step instructions – the recipe for this wonderful white chocolate topped carrot cake is on the link here.
Whilst you are all waiting on the next free recipe calendar from us and it will be with you soon - I equally love your recipe ideas too! This one from Debbie is excellent as it used up some of the marinated fruit she had left over from her Christmas Cake which she added to our Scone Mix! Debbie’s Drunken Scones “used just 150g of what was left of my Christmas Cake fruit & peel soaked with brandy and aged - all good things are aged!” Yes, Debbie I love your recipe idea and equally love that quote!
Mike has created a “Wright” clever Christmas Panettone! “Made with a
packet of your amazing Brioche bread mix, adding to the irresistibly
buttery mix 4 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 oranges with the
zest and juice, 1 lemon zest and juice, 50g cranberry's, 50g crushed
walnuts, 100g dark chocolate and not forgetting the ''BIG'' glug of
Jamaican Rum. My adapted recipe included a twist by baking the Panettone
in baked bean tins lined with muffin papers. Once baked the flavours
complemented each other making it a very special treat for the Christmas
season”. As Panettone dough is such a slow riser they look so cute in
these little tins and puff up much larger than those baked in a regular
bun or muffin tin.
This is Victoria's Christmas Cake made with our mix and seasonally decorated - superb!
Pretty Christmas Cupcakes created by Jackie here using our Madeira mix – delightfully decorated with candy canes – I love these cute Christmas bakes!
We had a lovely message from Jo who “tried out your recipe for Parsnip Passion Cake and found it unusually delicious with a different taste to the normal carrot cake”. Jo made this in the normal Bundt 20cm sized tin, as our recipe is for little individual ones. This is thoroughly festive though – nice one Jo!
I love Jackie's cakes made to support Text Santa – made with Wright’s Madeira to raise funds for the ITV initiative to support UK charities during this period.
Claire has really been spoiling me with her recipes recently. I love her mince pies made with our Sungold Pastry Mix!
Claire has also made these lovely Christmas Cupcakes made with our
Ginger Cake Mix!
I do love Claire's Rum Truffles which she made, with our Chocolate Fudge Cake mix for her family at Christmas. They would also make a nice gift - they yield loads so say 15 could stay and 15 could go!
Margaret kindly sent in these Christmas cupcakes made with our Ginger Cake Mix by her grandson Joe. They are so cheerful, thanks Margaret & Joe of course!
Edith has proved here that you do not need to be a dab-hand at decorating a home baked Christmas cake either!
I have fallen in love with Edith's baubles!
Very clever, overload your cupcake with mix - Edith used our Orange
Cake Mix - ¾’s fill your cupcake case so you achieve a nice rounded top
to cover in fondant. To complete the effect, a little red liquorice can
be bent into a mini marshmallow or blob of icing. Delighted with this
We love Lucia’s cake made using our Chocolate Fudge cake mix – there is a whole lot of chocolate going on here with all those Maltesers and what a wonderful way to use up all those Christmas sweets haning around!
Oh and here is another one - made with our Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix!
Sammie has created Toffee Snowmen with our Toffee Cookie Mix by simply dividing the mixture into 10 equal sized balls, bake as per packet instructions. Eyes, carrot & mouth made out of coloured fondant. 200g bar white chocolate melted, spoon over cooled cookie. Decorate with fondant eyes etc, then finish with a sprinkle of white glitter. I love a man with blue eyes!
All good wishes for Christmas - Deb the Bread