This post originally appeared on FamilyHoliday.net
Christmas has been always a wonderful affair for families. Interestingly, the origin of the Christmas cake (mainly the fruitcake) goes back to ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, but later it was the English, who actually started the Christmas tradition.
People used to eat plum porridge on Christmas Eve and it was called Christmas pudding. Familiar ingredients of the cake were added instead of the oatmeal to be a plum cake. Basically, Christmas cakes are made in a variety of ways, but are all some variation of the classic fruitcake. Red and green were the basic colors; later other colors have been added.
“The worst gift is fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other” said Johnny Carson. To go beyond the popularity of the fruitcake which had declined in America, we posted some Awesome Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas to enjoy. We hope you look to these beautiful cakes for inspiration in the upcoming weeks before you decorate your very own!