Christmas cake comes in many shapes, sizes and variations. Whether its individual cakes, a large oblong one, light and airy, beautifully stodgy, finished with marzipan, icing or just a shiny sugary glaze – the fruity dessert is loved by everyone. It is just as good to look at as it is to eat, usually decorated with edible figures of Santa, fir trees or dainty houses.
Traditionally made of a mixture of raisins, currants, sultanas, cherries and if your lucky a penny! Coins were usually added as a good luck touch piece, to bring luck and fortune to the person that found it!
So this year enjoy your cake and make sure you have the dentist on speed dial, just in case you do get lucky and bite into the coin!
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