Well I hope you all had a truly delightful Christmas. Ours was fantastic.
Unfortunately I can't tell you all about it in gory detail as I was made to sign a gagging order and am only allowed to tell you: What goes on at Christmas stays at Christmas.
Now I bet you are all intrigued! It probably sounds like we snorted coke off reindeer's heads!
Sadly not, we save that for NYE, but it is safe to say we had a super time.
On the 27th at the crack of sparrows, Mr Rose and I headed to Bicester Village for a touch of sale shopping.
We made it back to our London abode exhausted but happy. We fought half of Shanghai and Tokyo for suits, coats, frocks and shoes.
So when we got home we had a restorative slice of Christmas cake, which you may remember I made a few weeks ago. http://rosetotheoccasion.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-cake-kit-in-box.html
Well it turned out blooming delish.
Here it is before icing
Then you have to paint it with apricot jam melted with brandy. Mr Rose is rather precious about his one remaining bottle after our burglary. So I decided to use Amaretto and as I was feeling festive I sloshed lots onto the cake as well.
Here it is after stage 1 - the marzipan.
Then the final product!
I was pleased as punch with it and I think liberally dousing it with Amaretto has made it amazingly moist.
Do pop round for a slice if you are in the area!