'It is s great mistake to leave things to the last minute – they certainly then become a worry. If you have not already made your Christmas cake, do so – that is, if it is a fairly rich one.
Plain ones should be made nearer Christmas. Make the cake and ice it plainly, then, put it away in a tin, having first wrapped it in greaseproof paper. Then a week or so before Christmas ornament it with icing, candied fruit, or preserved violets, whichever you prefer.’
Dundee Evening Post 12th December 1900
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