Alasdair on December 21st, 2009

Finally, it’s time to decorate the cake!  It’s only been two months but now is the moment we’ve been waiting for, it’s time to finish it in advance of the main event … the eating! First thing you need to do is turn your cake onto an appropriately sized cake base or plate, I use […]

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Alasdair on December 17th, 2009

Christmas is almost upon us and we should be looking to decorate the cake in within the next few days, I suspect that I’ll be aiming for Monday, although only so I can get a post up here, otherwise I might be inclined to leave it for a couple more days and either do it […]

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Alasdair on December 2nd, 2009

A little post about making marzipan and a reminder that your cake needs fed … The world’s best Christmas cake … ever! – Part 1 can be found here.  It’s not too late to begin, but you do need to get a move on now … there’s feeding to be done! Feeding the cake is […]

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Alasdair on October 20th, 2009

Not many people like your average fruit cake, most people don’t like your average fruit Christmas cake … I don’t make average fruit Christmas cakes.  And everyone like them.  When I was little I remember Christmas cakes as being dry and largely unpalatable, the grown-ups seemingly forced themselves to partake – it was Christmas after-all […]

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Alasdair on August 10th, 2009

I’m going to shoe-horn this post in here by labelling it “culinary art” … although that may be tenuous at best.  In fairness it is ‘Stuff’ and it has been ‘made’! For those that don’t know, macaroon is a traditional Scottish sweet incorporating those well known native scottish ingredients chocolate, coconut, sugar?!  It’s final ingredient is potato … […]

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Alasdair on February 1st, 2009

You may well be forgiven for believing that the only interest this site has is for needlework, carving, sculpting, painting or photography, yet there is another aspect to MadeStuff, stuff that we all make all the time, i.e. food!  Of course I’m not about to reproduce every recipe I ever complete on here, after-all, sausage […]

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