So the Christmas cake is made, here's stage 2, the almond icing or marzipan as we like to call it.
These are a classic German Christmas treat, rich with flavour and spice.
If you only ever buy ready made mince pies from the shop then you really must try this - they are easy and taste amazing!
Get the kids involved in making the Christmas cake, and be sure to make that wish when you're stirring!
Homemade hot cross buns might take a bit more time than buying the from a shop but the smell and taste is well worth the effort.