Indolence vanquished

Indolence my enemy
idleness uncreative—
nothing achieved.

Christmas cake for Kay and Sylvia 2015

Stirred into action
by mental kick in the pants—
Christmas cakes iced.

Christmas cake 2015

The one with the unlikely green stars (the only colouring I had) is for us and the other is a gift for friends.


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11 Responses to Indolence vanquished

  1. We all have a little indolence in us. I’m thinking we just have too much to do. I love your cakes. I’m unfamiliar with them. I like the idea of cake and liqueur in them. I’ve never heard of marzipan frosting? My mother loved marzipan and so does my sister. Too sweet for me. To be perfectly frank here, I see no sign of indolence in your photos. The table runner is quite lovely too.

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    • The whole ensemble is started in October, to give the rich fruit cake time to mature, while being ‘fed’with brandy. At the beginning of December, the cake(s) are covered with home-made marzipan (which is not too sweet, as made with lots of lemon juice). Then, when the marzipan is well dried, preventing almond oil spoiling the white icing, it is iced – usually with royal icing, also with lemon juice – but this time I’ve done it with fondant icing.

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  2. 1sojournal says:

    Instead of cake, yesterday I made Christmas candies with my daughter and my helper. It was tiring but satisfying when done. Today, alone, I shall box them up. I understand all the feelings you express and really like the green stars.

    PS Found you on FB…thanks for sharing

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  3. katechiconi says:

    I don’t get to ice my cakes; if I do, no-one will eat them. Sadly, I adore marzipan and icing 😦 Still, my cake is now made and has had its first supplementary dose of rum. Every day for a week and then I shall wrap it up tightly till Christmas.


  4. That’s me today…can’t get it in gear.

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  5. tialys says:

    These look so traditional – even with the green stars – which look lovely by the way.

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  6. I love the green stars!! And I bet these cakes are wonderful considering they have been sitting exchanging flavours for so long! c


  7. So beautiful, Viv! I love those green stars, and I’m sure your friends will too. 🙂

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