Christmas is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers have been busy crafting festive fancies, cakes and gingerbread in preparation.
The first raft of innovative NPD featured Christmas pudding doughnuts, festive meringues and elaborate gingerbread house-topped cakes. Here’s some more of our festive favourites:
...Christmas gallery 2Warings Bakery, Reading: This lovely polar bear cake is sure to steal the show. It consists of two deep layers of sponge filled with jam and vanilla cream.focallength 50flash 16cameramake Canonheight 500fnumber 4exposuretime 0.0125camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 10/27/2017 11:25:09 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IINordic Bakery, London: The Nordic Stars are a traditional festive treat in Scandinavia, consisting of delicious pastry and a jam filling.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Brew & Bake, Cheltenham: Christmas just got more luxurious thanks to these individual Christmas Millionaire Shortbread complete with lashings of chocolate and caramel.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Cinnamon Tree Bakery, London: There’s Christmas cookies a plenty with traditional gingerbread Christmas trees, a starry take on jam-filled sugar cookies and chocolate delights. cameramake SAMSUNGfocallength 4.2height 500fnumber 2.2exposuretime 0.04orientation 1camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 11/29/2017 5:25:00 PMwidth 640cameramodel SGH-M919Lola’s Bakery: This happy chappy can be made with chocolate or vanilla sponge and filled with buttercream of either flavour. It’s finished with vanilla buttercream and coconut. focallength 100flash 16cameramake Canonheight 500fnumber 2.8exposuretime 0.02camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 10/10/2013 4:08:04 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IVWelbournes Bakery, Lincoln: Chocolate is a must-have this Christmas, meaning the traditional yule log is a perfect fit with its chocolate sponge and frosting.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Hotel Café Royal, London: These Christmas croissants, complete with red and green stripes, are filled with an apple and cinnamon jam.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Hambleton Bakery, West Bridgford: This savoury tart features all the trimmings on a flaky dough, complete with bread sauce, stuffing, bacon, sausage meat and cranberries. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17The Life of Pie, London: Gingerbread in a tart! These yuletide creations consist of a gingerbread sponge with soft meringue, pomegranate and a delicious gingerbread biscuit on top. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Cavan Bakery, Surrey: These delightful shortbread stars are dipped in delicious chocolate and finished with sprinkles for a festive feel.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Babelle, London:These Christmas canelés, a sweet from Bordeaux, consist of a caramelised crust with a soft custard heart.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17