OK, this isn’t really one of our receipes. It’s certainly not one of mine. It’s a wonderfully rich fruit cake that Nicole made for my **th birthday this year. But though the recipe was fairly standard (Nicole used the one in Nigella’s How to be a Domestic Goddess, p. 248, but you can find ones like it in most good old-fashioned baking books), it was so gorgeous, and the topping was so creative and beautifully done, that I thought it deserved a page just for the sake of the picture. Thank you, Nicole! xx

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