For years, I diligently stirred, baked, fed and then marzipanned and iced a traditional Christmas cake for the family, each year. And then I realised I was the only one eating it. And so I changed tradition, at least in our family. Each year, I make a very untraditional cake, but one that still appeals to the Christmas spirit (often literally; they usually end up laced with booze).
This year, i