Advent Cake

1st December has arrived, the Advent season has begun. In our house, that means the first Christmas cards came through the letterbox today, the first windows were opened on our paper advent calendars and tonight we start to eat this cake! With a piece of Wensleydale cheese and a wee dram of whisky, of course. The traditional way in our house. Happy Advent, everyone!
What a fabulous cake! I love hearing about traditions. I used to fill an Advent "calendar" for my boys that had a series of boxes for a tiny sweet or trinket each day. So much fun. Enjoy the season!
posted December 1st, 2017  
Let me know when you start drinking the GTs, I will be up to help you out.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Happy Advent to you too!
posted December 1st, 2017  
Did you make this? Very beautifully decorated cake. Enjoy advent. Our celebrations start on Christmas eve and come to an end on Epinaphy.
posted December 1st, 2017  
@sangwann I did, thank you. I iced it last night after the marzipan went on 2 days ago. I love to hear of different traditions.
posted December 1st, 2017  
This looks simply great - love the 'Monarch of the Glen' in the background.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Very pretty and interesting!
posted December 1st, 2017  
Wonderful photo of a wonderful cake. Lovely to hear of paper advent calendars! Today I have a message from my sis asking is we all wanted 'seasonings' on Christmas day - the replies were unanimous. No question - should you have to ask. There will be more of this tradition later with pics hopefully. They are our starter for the Christmas meal and we have heard of nobody else doing them but my mum and grandma made them every year - no actual weighed recipe just done by the 'dollop' as my mother used to say. Enjoy your cake. As they say 'Fruit cake without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze!) Wensleydale all the way Gromit!
posted December 1st, 2017  
I'm coming on over !
posted December 1st, 2017  
Sounds like a great tradition and start to the season.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Lovely focus and dof and I think my husband should come to stay with you if it's a wee dram every day! My mum used to ice her cakes the same way.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Happy Advent and the cake looks yummy.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Cool picture.
posted December 1st, 2017  
That looks good. Advent is here!
posted December 1st, 2017  
Wonderful cake decorations. Enjoy this special time.
posted December 1st, 2017  
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